Maeve Leslie is a recent graduate from the University of Denver. She draws influence from other non-digital photographers such as Abe Morell, Vivian Maier, and Nick Brandt. Her art practice revolves around the concept of time—slowness in particular, which is seen through her long-exposure photography. Through this process, the photographer has to slow down, analyze their setting, set up their shot, and expose a photograph for 40 seconds to a few hours. Her process thrives on interaction and response to the images in the hopes that her audience develops a greater awareness of time. Maeve uses these slower processes in an attempt to balance our fast-paced lives that revolve more and more around the idea of instant gratification. She aims to inspire those around her to become more cognizant of how time is spent and to slow down and spend more time where they believe it is needed.
Maeve has shown her work at various venues in Denver such as Kanon Collective and Access Gallery on Santa Fe Boulevard. She was selected for the Month of Photography’s Big Picture and will had her photos wheat-pasted onto buildings throughout Denver, as well as various cities around the world.