ian macleod

New website coming June 2019. 

Visit my photo blog on tumblr.


Current exhibitions:

The Rock Show: Blue Line Arts, Roseville, Calif.

Works on Paper: Long Beach Island Foundation, Loveladies, N.J.

Color Burst: A Picture Show: Black Box Gallery, Portland, Ore.

Upcoming exhibitions:

Juried Fine Arts & Photography Show: Associated Arts of Ocean Shores, Ocean Shores, Wash.

6th Annual Living Mark: Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland.

Field Work: Black Box Gallery, Portland.

Narrative and Illusion: Art League Rhode Island, Providence.


I am a photographer, visual artist, and architectural historian living and working in south Seattle, Washington, with a particular interest in candid portraits, reportage, street and architectural photography.

My undergraduate and professional background is in photojournalism, studying under Stella Johnson at Boston University and freelancing for several publications in Boston, focusing on music journalism and local politics. My photos have appeared in The Boston Globe,  The Phoenix, Allston Pudding, and other regional outlets.In 2012, I worked as a photographer for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, producing photo illustrations for Partners Healthcare internal publications and media releases.

After returning to Seattle and working in the tech sector, I joined Gallery 110, producing an exhibit of photographs of North Philadelphia with fellow photographer Susan Gans and sculptor Gregory Pierce.

I recently completed my Masters in Architecture at the University of Washington with a professional certificate in Historic Preservation, while concurrently studying architectural and large-format photography, architectural representation, and fabrication. My highlights include a HABS photographic record of Gould Hall, fabrication of double-loading bicycle racks for a University District parklet, and writing and photographing a historic property survey of the Edison district for the City of Tacoma. My thesis involved a photographic survey of repurposed mid-century supermarkets in the Seattle area. 

I am thoroughly committed to continuing the craft of traditional black-and-white film photography, working primarily with vintage Leica 35mm and Bronica 6x6cm equipment; occasionally I utilize color via digital and transparency film. 

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