Leah McLean grew up steeped in the arts and craft culture of the Pacific Northwest and has been creating with different artistic mediums since she can remember. She began her photography business, The Salted Image, over 17 years ago and in that time has been published in nationally circulated photography magazines and selected as one of the top 100 Female Photographers to Watch by Click Co. Her photography courses are available through Bloom TV Network, Call Me Artist, Skillshare and her own platform The Salted Collective. Leah is represented by Out of the Blue Licensing and her works are available through Anthropologie, Wayfair, Epic Art, RJR Fabrics, and other retailers.
She is inspired by nature, artists of the past, and the way light and shadows can be shaped sculpted with her camera and flash. Her photographic creations are often called painterly in style and harken back to the traditional still life paintings of the Baroque and Dutch realist art periods. . She loves growing her own flowers and spends her time creating with all mediums.
Leah also creates digital collages and illustrations using her floral photographs as key elements and inspiration.
"I love classic art, especially the works of the Dutch Golden Age and the Pre-Raphaelite movement. I am always thrilled when I hear the remark that my photographs look like paintings. I can't think of a bigger compliment! I am also inspired by nature and flowers and I love digging in the dirt in order to grow my own floral muses.”