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About Leela

Born in Texas into a family of trouble, I was an introspective, quiet girl. I kept to myself and filled my days with other worlds. My passion for stories and losing myself to the awe of my surroundings was likely from watching my mother immerse herself in books and creative environments. Had she told me to love these things, surely I would have dismissed them. But instead she let my interest be piqued.. and then quietly, slowly, these loves manifested in me too.

Art took form in varying ways throughout the many different stages of my life. Reading, writing, painting, drawing, photography and always listening to anyone, everyone, with rapt attention. And yes, I believe listening is very much an art form.

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My gypsy blood had me wandering at a young age. Traveling always felt natural to me. I stuck to the Ocean throughout my travels, and eventually found myself in the middle of it. Hawaii was where I had my children, opened myself to the world, and gained an intense longing to experience it fully.

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Waimea Canyon, Kauai
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Artist Leela Moon at Home in Hawaii with 3rd child Faye Baby.

This is where my passion for photography turned into something so much more. All of a sudden the world was full of intricacies I had never noticed before. I became obsessed with the details that surround us. Make us who we are. Slowly I was filled with with a strength and purpose that I had never known before. It filled cracks of fear and brokenness I had inside me. The wonder and curiosity I was now burning with pushed me out of my cocoon and into the world I had only been peeking at before.

And this is how I came to love art in all its forms. Now I live in a constant obsession to seek out and gain a deeper connection, a fuller understanding of the world through my own perspective. To discover extraordinary paths and people, dig into my fears, and explore all that I find with an open mind and gratitude.

My photography is a practice in gratitude… of all that is here to create with.. all I do not understand and am lucky enough to have. I do not know who to thank for the air, the trees, the way a good feeling expands my chest and finds its way to every part of me. All I can hope now is that I will remain forever curious. Grateful. And in love with this tumultuous experience called Life.

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Truthfully, what art gives me is the perfectly perfect reason to experience all that this world has to offer. Let it consume me. And share my experience. For isn’t that one of the greatest parts of life. Finding others who can see this world, if even in the slightest, the same as you do.  

I am truly so appreciative that you have taken the time to get to know a little more about me. I cannot express the joy you create in me to show an interest in my work. If you have any questions at all please take the time to reach out. I would love to know more about how my work connected with you and I am always open to hear request on special places to capture on my travels! 

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