Awarding-Winning Editorial, Portrait, Travel and Commercial Photographer Leah Nash
I am an editorial, commercial, and assignment photographer based in Portland, Oregon. Special rockstar talents include travel, portrait, lifestyle, food, and documentary photography with an authentic and atmospheric bent. For me photography has always been about the stories; the lives I get to inhabit, document, and share. I focus on finding real moments and getting to the crux of my subjects. Daily, this job both terrifies and invigorates me and the best assignments are the ones where I learn something new.
Other random facts:
I. I have learned there is no normal.
2. Can often be found dancing with my eyes closed, taking myself too seriously and listening really hard.
3. Best compliment ever, "I had a good time during the photo session. The picture you have of me on your website really says a lot about me. Thank you for making our day a time to remember." -Tom Hazel
Leah and her passport are available for assignments anywhere.
Awards and Honors
Best of ASMP (2014)
Pictures of the Year International, 3rd Place, Multimedia Feature (2012)
NPPA, BOP, 3rd Place, Best Published Picture Story (2012)
Regional Arts & Culture Council Project Grant (2011)
Society of Professional Journalists, 1st Place, Photo Essay, Street Roots, “I am not invisible” (2009)
Photo District News/Billboard Year In Music Photography Contest, Best in Category Winner (2009)
The Magenta Foundation's Emerging Photographer (2006)
Photo District News, Photo Annual Winner (2005 and 2003)
Fulbright Grant Recipient, India (2004)