Leslie Killian

I was born and raised near the great city of New Orleans which I have grown to appreciate more over the past several years.  I have always enjoyed taking a peek into the past by looking at photographs.  It is fascinating to see how everything has changed since my ancestors walked the streets of this beloved city.  I feel a calling to document the great beauty, historic landmarks & unique personality of the New Orleans in which I live so that future generations can enjoy the way things were when they take a peek into the past.

Included in my photograph collection are several pictures I took after Hurricane Katrina.  Four of them were included in the Katrina Exposed:  A Community of Photographs exhibit that was displayed at the New Orleans Museum of Art in the summer of 2006.  Two of my Katrina photographs, Mourning Light and Ruined, were published in the book Katrina Exposed:  A Photographic Reckoning. 

Along with taking photographs, I enjoy framing them in salvaged frames that fit the personality of the photograph.  I paint and distress solid wood frames to enhance the picture.  If you visit or live in the New Orleans area you can see my framed photographs displayed at the original Bud's Broiler on City Park Avenue.