Adrian Lesoing of Adrian Loves Owls Answers the YabYum Seven

1. Who are you and what do you do? 

My name is Adrian Lesoing and I’m a photographer. I work for the College Times and I also work freelance, but what I enjoy most is fine art photography. I love working in the darkroom and in alternative processes. In my free time, I sell vintage clothing on Etsy and at growOP Boutique in Phoenix. My shop’s called Superstition Vintage. I also have a lifestyle blog called Adrian Loves Owls where I share all of this stuff including my photography, life adventures, outfits, and sometimes DIY and vegan recipes.

“Sibelle Yüksek, Metals” 11” x 14” Tintype 2013

2. How did you get your start? 

I took my first darkroom class when I was a sophomore in high school. In 2011, I graduated with a degree in Photography from ASU.

3. What inspires you? 

My environment and the people I surround myself with. It’s a common thread my work seems to focus on.

4. What do you like about Arizona? 

The heat. Seriously though, I’m from Nebraska where it blizzards so I’ll take the heat over that any day.

5. Where can people see your work? 

Adrian Loves Owls – my lifestyle blog.
Adrian Lesoing Photography – my fine art website.
Adrian Loves Owls Photography – my commercial website.
I also share photos on Instagram – Feel free to follow me @AdrianLovesOwls

“Noah Begley, Hair Stylist” 20″ x 24″ Chromogenic Print 2010

6. What would you like to accomplish before you die? 

I just want to make art.

7. What’s your mantra? 

Everything is going to be okay.

“Leah Harbin, Hair Stylist” 20″ x 24″ Chromogenic Print 2010
“Red 40, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Blue 1” 14″ x 14″ Silver Gelatin 2010
“Colter Vanished” 20” X 24” Chromogenic Print 2009

“Rock Band” 9” X 12” Archival Digital Print 2010

“Nick Shepard, Flameworking” 8” x 10” Tintype 2013

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