Interior Portraits: At Home With Cultural Pioneers and Creative Mavericks

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Interior Portraits: At Home With Cultural Pioneers and Creative Mavericks

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Acclaimed photographer, author, and Bay Area native Leslie Williamson returns to her roots with a tribute to the most fertile soil for creativity: California.

Powerfully personal and deeply authentic, this beautiful hardcover book will appeal not only to lovers of bohemian architecture but also to anyone who feels the pull of the West Coast lifestyle. Showcasing thirteen unique homes from the rugged coast of Big Sur to the sunlight-filled modernist structures of Los Angeles and San Diego, this book is a journey through the very best that California design has to offer.

Here’s a little bit about Leslie from Erin Lee Gafill, granddaughter of the founders of Nepenthe, who lives in the Log Cabin at Nepenthe and is featured in the book, “Leslie and I met in Gualala several years ago at one of my art openings.  She was intrigued by the idea of artists and their creative spaces.  We got talking. I invited her to come visit my home studio, and she spent several days with us, shooting early in the morning to capture the quiet morning light.  She was fascinated by the stories of all the creatives whose lives had touched the cabin: Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth, Henry Miller.  She returned the following year for additional images and has become a friend.  It seemed to Leslie that in Nepenthe and the old log house, you really feel the magic and mystique of Big Sur and it’s unique role in California history.  If these walls could talk ...”

Following her ultra-successful Handcrafted Modern and Modern Originals, Leslie Williamson is back with an original and compelling take on California’s pioneering cultural and creative forces. Williamson’s distinctive, warm photography of charming, often handcrafted interiors combined with personal, compelling texts create intimate, revealing portraits of the homes of design and lifestyle trailblazers. Featured homes include fashion designer Christina Kim’s airy loft in downtown Los Angeles; chef Alice Waters’s book-lined Craftsman bungalow in Berkeley; and artist Alma Allen’s studio and home in the desert, filled with his finished and in-progress biomorphic wood and bronze sculptures.

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Leslie Williamson has garnered numerous accolades for her unique and personal approach to photographing interiors, seeing beyond the clutter of the everyday into the soul of a space. She travels often, splitting her time between her own books and fine art projects and shooting for design and editorial clients around the world: World of Interiors, Casa Brutus, T: the New York Times Style Magazine, Apartamento, Maharam, StudioIlse, and Commune Design to name a few. She is the author and photographer of Handcrafted Modern (2010) and Modern Originals (2014), both published by Rizzoli.