PHOTOGRAPHER
San Francisco
Contact | deb@thisisdogwood.com
  • Chinatown, San Francisco

  • Self Portrait / Summer, 2014

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  • "…Because the thing is, being young is hard. You have your main hustle, your side hustle, maybe you’re learning sometimes and then on top of that you’ve got a reputation to uphold, a network to build, homies you’ve got to give face time to and the next thing you know it’s six in the morning and you’re nowhere near your apartment. While maybe you’ve already learned to pack sunglasses and a phone charger to soften your next-morning-struggles, I say just stop kidding yourself and bring a fucking quilt. You know its gonna be hella comfier than whatever mattress pad-less scrub’s spot you end up at anyways.” 

    Love, 

    Dogwood xo

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  • Still Life (Papa Francesco), 2014

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  • CELFIE pt. II by Dogwood

    Minimale Animale Swimwear | Miista Shoes | Nasty Gal & Vintage Jewelry

    See pt. I here

    Photographer: Deb Leal | Model: Laura Reilly 

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  • CELFIE pt. I by Dogwood

    Partner in crime, Laura Reilly, and I put our heads together to go big. And what’s a better head bloat than toying with the idea of toying with  yourselfie? With Laura bringing her styling game and hella good looks to the *ahem* desk…I was able to play around with the concept with the help of a friend’s borrowed projector. After she did her makeup and I braided her hair, we shot for a couple few hours and re-emerged with these beauties. 

    Minimale Animale Swimwear | Miista Shoes | Nasty Gal & Vintage Jewelry

    See part deux here

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  • Floating Jewelry Lookbook / Summer 2014

    Dogwood partner, Laura Reilly, and I joined forces with local designer Andrea Nyberg to help launch her new pieces for Floating Jewelry. We brought on board our “band of artists” (inside joke turned almost-serious hashtag) to hammer out the details needed to create this lookbook. Expect to see more work from this team in the future. 

    Model: Mireya Gartland
    Art Director: Kristina Bakrevski
    Stylist: Laura Reilly
    HMU: Sara Gerstel

    To see more behind the scenes images, as well as other projects in the works, follow me on instagram

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  • DOGWOOD X THIEF ISLAND

    see full article I wrote on Ella Dwyer’s Thief Island here

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  • This photo didn’t make the final edit for my most recent shoot with Dogwood. Keep your eyes peeled for the release of the full editorial. 

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  • Recently started working together with BellJar, a gorgeous boutique perched on 16th & Guerrero in the Mission district, to shoot and style for their new up and comings. 

    Model: Lizzie Gunst 

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