Leslie&Eel_BeverlyIt’s easy to be swept away with enthusiasm in the company of Leslie Joy Ickowitz. She possesses a passionate spirit devoted to exploring possibilities and her unique perspectives are appreciated in many circles. Leslie is a photojournalist and art photographer, and the founder of VERTICAL Tampa Bay magazine—a celebration of local treasures designed to uplift our community.

In recent years, Leslie has emerged as a celebrated destination photographer. Following her visit to Cuba last May, Leslie’s photography appeared on the cover of the Creative Loafing Cuba issue for which her photo essay was the catalyst. Her newest exhibit, “Terima Kasih”—Leslie Joy Original views of Indonesia and the orangutans of Borneo, premiered at FMoPA’s Birthday Spectacular—15 Years Young.

An avid world traveler, Leslie understands that the meaning of life lies in the journey. With appreciation for the beauty that surrounds her, she seeks opportunities to make a difference and inspire others.

Leslie Joy Original photography focuses on details, destinations, art, nature, fashion and objects of desire. Find her at LeslieJoyOriginal.com


Photo by Beverly Napoli