“He's a wallflower. You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.”  
                                              -Perks of Being A Wallflower

About the photographer:  Michael Leoncio

Born and raised a shy kid in the San Francisco Bay Area, it was easy to appreciate beauty in so many things with all the culture and natural aesthetic growing up in such a beatiful part of the world.  But wasn’t until a stint studying the arts in Paris, France where I finally discovered my way to capture the things I appreciated. Photography. What started as a hobby, my relationship with photography grew from a mild appreciation to a necessary form of communication. While in Paris, I discovered I couldn't hack it by drawing or painting the essence of life – but I was on to something by capturing them through the lens.  Photography became a passion...and to create an image that could affect one's emotions became my obsession.  

Fast forward...

Based on the very principles I learned in Paris, I have now become an accomplished published photographer based in Florida, who still can't believe he gets paid to do something he truly loves.  From being featured at the world renowned Art Basel in Miami, to showing at The Hangar Gallery in the famed Wynwood Art District, to being a featured artist in numerous big ticket art galleries throughout Florida, collaborating at EDC Orlando and Red Bull’s Ten to 10 – while my work has been seen by thousands in some pretty notable places, the thing that I’m most especially proud of is that I have never lost that passion of the shy wallflower kid who saw things, kept quiet about them...and understood.

Credit Notes

Featured Artist: 

Art Basel - Miami
The Hangar Gallery - Wynwood Art District
Wall Street Plaza
Tampa Bay Times
TOP TEN THINGS TO BE THANKFUL FOR (AXIS Magazine's Thanksgiving Issue)
NudeNite Gallery - Orlando
NudeNite Gallery - Tampa
Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC Orlando) 
Red Bull's Ten to 10
NV Art
Bong Vodka's "Nice Curves Project" 
Orlando Style Magazine
Picture The Night

Who I have worked with: 
Roccos Tacos Tequila Bar
Coca Cola
Ketel One Vodka
Asmbly Hall Clothing - San Francisco
Orlando Magic Basketball
Rusted Root
Susan G Komen Pink Ribbon Society's Fight Againts Breast Cancer
Shari Sushi Lounge
Orlando Style
The Magnolia
Ty Ku
Red Bull Energy Drink
Bong Vodka
Naked Sushi Orlando
Patron Tequila
World of Beer
AXIS Magazine
Perrier Jouet Champagne
Absolut Vodka
Nomad Gypsy Jewels
WoodRoze Eye Apparel
Blue Martini
Vines Grille
Simply Naked Wines
Jameson Irish Whiskey