Leslie Williamson pursues both fine art and commercial photography, garnering numerous accolades, including being a Surface magazine Avant Guardian and featured in Communication Arts magazine. In addition, her work has appeared in Dwell, Surface, and Travel + Leisure magazines, among other publications. She is the author and photographer of Rizzoli's Handcrafted Modern.
"Her portraits of the designers' homes are warm, individual and rich with detail." -New York Times Magazine
"Wouldn't it be great if we could knock on people's doors and prowl through their homes for inspiration? Well, this collection of intimate interior shots from iconic and unknown designers might be the next best thing. It brilliantly captures how simple, sleek designs can create beautiful spaces -- a nice reminder for those who love to embellish." -MarthaStewart.com "Photographer Leslie Williamson's first book, Handcrafted Modern: At Home with Midcentury Designers, pretty much has a permanent place on most of our staffer's coffee tables, so naturally we were dying to get a look at her recently released follow-up, Modern Originals: At Home with Midcentury European Designers. This new book features the homes and studios of thirteen of Europe's most-celebrated and iconic designers, including Le Corbusier and Alvar Aalto. Whether you're mad for midcentury or not, the masterfully composed and beautifully chronicled spaces are sure to get your decorating juices flowing." -One Kings Lane ..".Modern Originals offers an intimate look at the homes and studios of some of Europe's best known designers..." -New York Times Arena