Photo by: Ashley Randall

Emma Leslie is an Australian born Photographer and Filmmaker originally from the Northern Beaches of Sydney. She graduated from The Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS) in 2010 with a Graduate Diploma in Production Design 


Emma moved to Los Angeles in 2011, where she found herself Writing and Directing her first short film, studying Photography at Santa Monica College and working as an Associate Producer, Shooter Producer and Judge Coordinator for American Idol Seasons 12 & 13


In 2014 Emma relocated back to her home town Sydney and started her own photography business. Since 2015 Emma has worked along side renowned Sydney Wedding Photographer Michal Kriesch


In late 2015 Emma travelled to Melbourne to photograph several subjects for a portraiture series titled 'Transcend - Portraits of Transgender & Gender Diverse Youth' which exhibited in Melbourne & Sydney in 2016 and was selected to exhibit again in 2017 for Sydney's Head On Photo Festival

Transcend has been published by the BBC, Buzzfeed, The Daily Telegraph, Woman's Day NYC, Metro UK, just to name a few


Following the success of 'Transcend' Emma Produced and Directed her first doco short which focuses on the youngest subject from her Transcend series. 'Briella' the 7min short follows the now nearly 7 year old as she prepares for a performance with her Uncles at her Rainbow youth group. 'Briella' premiered at the Gold Coast Film Festival in 2019

In 2021 'The Curated Print' was born and Emma now focuses on curating images from Australian photographers and managing the sale of their work, including some of her own images

Emma is passionate about taking portraits of people, challenging societies perceptions, creating awareness and giving a voice to those who may not have one


"Turning my hobbies into my profession has changed my life"

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