Cetus | 2016/2017
This is a “flat face” quilt. Objects are stuck to the face and then captured with 2000+ megapixels of photographs and knit together. The story in this series of images are told with objects stuck to the face. Sometimes its honey, insect eggs, seeds, trash, shells, sand, water, tiny shrimp, bees etc. I’m making huge monsters and printing them with extreme detail. This particular image is of a sea monster called Cetus. The shells are from Italy and Maine.
Dan | 2018
Same description as the above. This one is “Dan” who features trash found over several months. Dan is a actor in Los Angeles.
Richie | 2016/2018
Same at the first. This one is called Richie. The tattoos are real. Richie is a barber and cuts my hair.
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Rollin Leonard has spent more than 10 years of exploration on the human body, and more than 3,000 human subjects captured in every imaginable way. Currently, he lives in Los Angeles where his practice revolves around developing new photographic techniques and producing semi-sculptural works on paper, plastic, and in video. His work has been exhibited at The Photographer’s Gallery in London, Museum of the Moving Image NYC, Bitforms Gallery NYC, Transfer Gallery NYC, Postmasters Gallery in NYC, Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel, Carnegie Museum of Art, SFMoMA, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and the Whitney Museum in NYC.