Operation Home-Beautiful — Part 5 of 6
It is often one truly special accent piece that brings an entire room together. This year, we suggest going new and going bold with one of the art world’s hottest mediums: photography. And we have just the man for the job.
Meet Christopher P. Leidy: native Palm Beacher, global adventurer, underwater photographer extraordinaire. Innately talented and steadfastly dedicated to his art, Leidy is quickly earning a place among the elite recorders of life below the water’s surface. His intensely vivid photographs will not only delight the ocean enthusiast, they will seduce the lover of contemporary fine art, transporting the viewer with unstudied honesty into an aquatic world most people will not experience in their lifetime. Created in limited editions of 5 to 21 pieces, his current collection (his ninth overall) was shot in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, French Polynesia, Panama, Guatemala and The Bahamas.
The time is right to invest in Leidy’s work. His star rose early — he sold 16 of 21 pieces on the first night of his first-ever solo show — and has since continued an ever-upward trend. His solo shows now number more than 12 across the country; recent exhibitions include a prominent place in the Elle Décor Showhouse at Miami’s Art Basel; write-ups about his work have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine and Condé Nast Traveler; and clients include Jimmy Buffett and Douglas Durst.
In spite of his success, Leidy remains as humble as ever — and just as eager to plan his next months-long trip to a new outdoor/underwater office. His Royal Poinciana Way gallery is a must-visit, and if he is not halfway around the world in 5,000 feet of water when you stop in, he will probably be there to welcome you himself. Now about that new accent piece of yours…
TELL THEM SCOUT SENT YOU!
Royal Poinciana Way
219 Via Testa, #7
Palm Beach, FL 33480
top image: Photographer Christopher Leidy in his natural habitat (or near it anyway). ©The Scout Guide Palm Beach
all other images: ©Leidy Images