My name is Leif Ostara (they/he) and I’m a transgender photographer, writer, and journalist based in Indianapolis, Indiana. I specialize in portraiture, photojournalism, and architectural photography.
As a trans and neurodivergent person, I have a gift for relating to and putting my subjects at ease. I capture vulnerable moments with tenderness and provide a safe atmosphere for artistic expression through understanding and non-judgment.
My work is direct, emotional, and prolific. I am
Artist Style: Literary: Documentary, Non-Fiction; Visual: Focus on Color/Light/Movement, Narrative/Historical, Photo Realistic, Portraiture, Social Commentary
Artist Medium: Visual Arts: Collage, Mixed Media, Photography
Queer Americana documents the daily lives of the queer people I love. This project does not seek to sensationalize but to humanize. I am currently turning this into a multi-volume collection of zines.