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Michael
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My Bio

I am a professional photographer and videographer (and editor!) with over 15 years experience, specializing in "damsels in distress" and horror-based themes, although I also do fashion, art nudes, pinups and other themes. I've worked with over 350 models during the course of my career. If you want to work with me, I'm based in the Boston, Massachusetts, USA area. Much of my work, especially for quicksand scenes, is paid, but I am also open to working with new models at no charge to help them build up their portfolios. I mainly do photography as a creative outlet - plus I enjoy working with talented and creative folk. [last updated 16 June 2020]


Favourite Movies
The Thing (John Carpenter's version);
Favourite TV Shows
Anything sci-fi

Spring is quarantine, Summer is ?

Spring is quarantine, Summer is ?

Hello Everyone, Thank you for following my work and supporting my efforts as a photographer. I've been digging through my hard drives, looking for material to edit and release since Massachusetts, where I live, has been in lockdown for about 9 weeks. Restrictions will be slow to let up, so I imagine that shooting with models will take some time - perhaps later in the summer. At the moment, I am lucky and still have a job. Should that disappear, then shooting will really stop for a longer period. I know many of you - all over the world - are suffering economically - my heart goes out to you. There is much more on your minds to worry about than what I have to deal with. But, perhaps, my images may be a break, or a brief escape from the reality around you. I hope that in some tiny little bit, a photo or two might lighten the load, the dark realities many of you face. I want to wish you all the best - worldwide - as things are likely to get even more difficult

New quicksand stuff finally here

New quicksand stuff finally here

I'm sure many of you have been wondering when the quicksand footage I shot last summer would be released. Well, the first video went live today - check out my MichaelL_Photo twitter account to see links, and some samples. As I've stated on quicksandfans and elsewhere, I had a huge learning curve to overcome. In the past, I used a Mac platform with Final Cut Pro for video editing; then, after 8 years of faithful support, my machine pretty much died. Everything was backed up, but when I looked into the cost of a new Mac/FC system, it was a lot. So, I went to a PC/Windows system using Corel Video Studio Ultimate. I had put the latest Photoshop on this laptop a few months back and thought the transition would be smooth. Ah, I was wrong. Learning a new video editing software system was more challenging. I shan't bore you any more, just know that I was successful and there are now new quicksand videos. I suspect I'll have time to edit more, since nearly everything else is

A new year, a new decade...new ideas

A new year, a new decade...new ideas

I have been shooting for 15 years and been here on DeviantArt for a decade. All your support - yes, you folks out there, who have supported me all these years - have been important to my continuing to improve and try new things. And that's what I want to do this coming 2020 - try something new. I'm not quite sure what, yet - there are still other damsel/horror themes to explore, but I also want to experiments with other concepts, much like the merging of fashion and bondage a couple of years ago to create the "elegant bound" projects. I do have a large, Japanese-Lolita themed project scheduled for the Spring of 2020, with a half dozen models, so you'll see some new costumes here in a few months. I'm also considering the huge world of cosplay. If any of you have ideas - feel free to voice them. If you have a sample image/drawing or other visual to act as an example of your idea, please share. Again - Thank You All for the support. Happy 2020. Michael

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Ejderha-ArtsHobbyist Traditional Artist

Thank you very much for adding MerMay Tarot 2020 - 6. The Lovers to your favourites.

I appreciate the support and I wish you a wonderful day, together with a fabulous lama glama. Fabulous!

Take care, stay safe, healthy and creative!

KISMUKINew Deviant

Thanks for the favs:)

ratinrageHobbyist Photographer
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EleanHellkatieHobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for all fav’s and for watching. Heart 
Blackcat514Professional Artist

Had a funn time shooting with youu as a captured fairy!

MichaelLeachPhotoProfessional Photographer

That fairy shoot was a lot of fun. You'll find edited pics in my profile here. Hope we have a chance to shoot again, after the pandemic.

Thanks for the fav!