Lesley Bourne’s interest in photography began many years ago while studying Graphic Design at University. It was in 2009 that she entered the ‘Creatives Behind the Lens’photography competition. She was selected as a winning finalist and exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. It was around this time that she began to experiment with mobile photography and the various applications available for editing.
Lesley’s first solo exhibition, ‘iCapture’ was inspired by the spontaneity mobile photography provides, similar to that of the polaroid camera. The series was shot and edited solely on the phone, and captures the often overlooked details of the urban environment http://www.lesleybourne.com/?page_id=211. In 2011, Lesley exhibited photographs at the Sydney Apple Store alongside six other Australian mobile photographers. She has also received recognition for her images in various publications and websites around the world. In 2012 she was selected as a winning finalist in the photography competition ‘Instaburb’. The winners images were also published in the Instaburb book project, documenting Australian suburbia through Instagram. Most recently, Lesley had an image chosen by Volume Magazine for their top 12 mobile images of the year.
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt