Welcome to my Frank Leonard website. My full name is Frank Jay Leonard, son of Gloria and Frank A Leonard, both now gone. I have a sister two years younger than myself, Nancy. I was born in Santa Cruz, California, in December of 1946. As a teenager I explored many different activities, including photography, astronomy, building a short wave radio, raising homing pigeons, fishing and hunting with my dad, playing baseball, and working on cars. Two of those hobbies, photography and astronomy, have followed me all these years, to to my present age of seventy-two.
Here is a brief outline of some of the highlights in my seventy-two years of living:
For the past eleven years I have identified myself as being a photographer, wanting to build a successful business, and to be recognized. As of July 2019 I choose to no longer operate under the umbrella of Frank Leonard Photography. I no longer see myself as a photographer named Frank Leonard, but as Frank Leonard, who has many passions, which include photography, astronomy, travel, playing my ukulele and songwriting, working on our property, visiting my children and grandchild, writing, publishing, and having more time to work and play alongside my beloved wife, Joyce. I still have the gallery I built here on our property and welcome those who want to come and see my expressions of art. If someone would like to have one of my photographs for their home or work space, I am open to helping that happen, but sales and success and recognition are no longer guiding my radar. Photography, like all my other passions, is something I do for myself. This website is really being built for me as well, for me to be able to reflect these new understandings of who I am as a person into the expressions I create, in spaces for others to enjoy as well.
I live in the San Lorenzo Valley in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, with my beloved wife Joyce, three cats, and five chickens. If you are interested in visiting my photography gallery or have an interest in seeing one of my photographs framed and on your wall, or as a greeting card or print, or have any questions of me, simply email email@example.com – It would be a privilege to connect with you and/or to welcome you here in these beautiful mountains.
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