Lesley Bretherton is a Melbourne, Australia, based photographer and former clinical psychologist.
Her photographic interests are landscape photography, especially seascapes, in which she follows a minimalist approach using long exposure.
In the studio she pursues still life photography using everyday flora and natural light. In constructing still life images she takes inspiration from the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi Sabi which aspires to the acceptance of transience and imperfection in the natural world. Seasonal flowers are sourced locally from private gardens, markets, and parks and for the most part they were every day, modest and humble blooms.
She often uses found natural objects to add meaning and interest when juxtaposed with human made objects, especially vessels from her personal collection of ceramics and glass. Inspired by qualities such as asymmetry and imperfection she hopes to encourage calmness and invite an embrace of the peace and tranquility in everyday life.