Leslie Sophia Lindell is a food, travel, and lifestyle photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her most recent cookbook, The Stone Edge Farm Cookbook, was nominated as a finalist for photography by the International Association of Culinary Professionals and it went on to win the 2014 Cookbook of the Year Award. When she is not on a shoot, she is happy tending to her ever-growing succulent collection, hanging with her cat Iggy, and making meals and cocktails for friends and family. You can find her regularly on her blog, Instagram, and Facebook.
on the nightstand:
- Honeybee Democracy by Thomas D. Seeley
- The Art of Eating by M.F.K. Fisher
- A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
- AFAR magazine, Sunset magazine, The Sun magazine
- Mint Lip Butter by Herbivore Botanicals
- This American Life (forever and ever always amen)
- absolutely any and everything Louis CK writes/produces/makes/stars in but most especially season 3 of Louie
- seabuckthorn oil, this stuff is amazing.
- cucumber soda
what’s one item in your summer wardrobe you can’t go without?
plaid clam diggers.
what’s your idea of the perfect summer meal?
grilled rustic bread smeared with burrata, topped with fresh arugula and sliced heirloom tomatoes sprinkled with maldon sea salt (with a glug of chilled rose at the side).
what is your summer theme song this year?
Cherry Wine by Hozier.
what are three constants in your day?
- there is music playing, always with the music.
- cold, bubbly water
- my dear and naughty cat, Iggy
tell us about the inspiration behind these photos.
These images are from a folder that is slowly filling on my desktop called ‘in-betweeners’. I used to constantly have camera in my hand, gathering all of the little inconsequential yet beautiful moments of daily life. I then got so busy shooting for clients that I didn’t want to pull my DSLR out when I was off duty (exacerbated even more so by the ever present iphone to lean on). Several months ago I challenged myself to get my Nikon back out and capture the beauty of the in between moments and these are just a few.