profile picture Rose Saint Leger
 

Toulouse - Paris - London

Rose Saint Leger Ltd,
 20-22 Wenlock Road, London N1 7GU

rose@rosesaintleger.com

I am a fine art photographer based in the United-Kingdom and France. My work is inspired by the seasons, personal insights and stories that I wrote in the past.

My photography can be bought as prints and cards from this website, and a cursus of photography courses will be launched soon. I will soon be available for artistic portraits and environmental portraits sessions, location calendar upcoming on the contact page.

The blog explores seasonal inspirations, perception and illusions, colours and palette, skills and technique, a pinch of history, visual storytelling techniques, and news about my projects and collections updates.

How I started photography
I had my first attempts at photography nearly 10 years ago.  I shot self portraits as part of a self-imposed recovery programme. I was struck by a lightning and then I had a brain stroke. I was paralysed from head to toe on the right hand side of my body. And I lost the ability to speak and to understand my mother tongue. It did not last for a long time, but the consequences did. I recovered completely though. But it took me years to overcome the psychological side effects. I had to learn to match my body image to my real body. I had to understand that feeling asymetric was just a trick of the mind. I had to stop cropping my photos and discarding half of my face. But I got acquainted with a wonderful world, a world with no language, a world with no worries, where only the present moment was so vivid and so alive.

Then I broadened my experience and decided that it was time to shoot other subjects. At this stage I learnt photography. I got a new camera and learnt the techniques and the skills.

Background
I was born in Normandy from an old family with Norse origins. I was raised in a historical town with classified historical monuments and I do think now that it has shaped some of my personnality traits. I danced for four years in a stage company, "Saga", during my teenage years, and we performed in the gothic ruins of this town's abbey.

Some personal interests
I am interested in alternative cultures, alternative ways of lives or alternative ways of celebration ; the opposition between nature and culture ; archeology ; astronomy ; mythologies ; resilience ; the little intrinsic particularities that make who we are ; and so much more.

Further information
For more details about my professional background meet me on LinkedIn. I am also available on Facebook,  you can follow me on Twitter and follow some boards on Pinterest, and you can now follow me on Instagram as well.