Five at Five – Ann-Christine aka Leya of Leya – To See a World in a Grain of Sand…

This week’s Five at Five Intro features Photographer Ann-Christine aka Leya of Leya – To See a World in a Grain of Sand blog. Ann-Christine’s About Page says:

What do you need to know about me? Not much, really.  The most essential things will be clarified if you read my blog now and then… I guess you already know my favourite interests and that I am a woman. Maybe I´m a buddhist. I still avoid treading on ants.

I have some experience of life as I have already been here for the first half of it – provided I will have an average length of life. A great deal of it, so far, has been dedicated to travelling, and travel experiences will be quite apparent in many of my posts.

Five at Five Questions

  •  When and how did you start on your photographic journey? 

I was about 10-11 and my grandmother had an old “box”, a Brownie. It still worked, and I was hooked. Bought a Kodak Instamatic and took some photos of friends and nature. Most photos were useless…and the whole process cost too much for a young school girl. I got more serious about 15 years ago, because before that, my boyfriend/husband had a much more fancy camera than I could afford – or wanted. So he took all the photos from many years of extensive travels. Today I regret I didn’t buy a camera of my own earlier, because all our travels in Asia, Africa and South America are now tucked away in slides.

  • What subject do you like photographing the most? 

Nature, flowers, close-ups and macro.

  • Have you been influenced by other photographers, if so by whom and why? If not, who is your favourite photographer? 

I guess I am always influenced by others – bloggers and photographers. That is part of the fun – see and learn, give and take. Favourite photographers are Matthias Klum and Tom Warren and

  • What is the go-to camera equipment that you use regularly and what software do you use to process your images? 

I have a Nikon d7000 that I love, but I have left it on the tripod for macro shooting – it is too heavy for me these days. I bought a mirrorless Fujifilm XT4 which is my main camera now. For processing I use Lightroom and Photoshop, sometimes Nik.

  • What is your favourite method of processing an image? (i.e., colour, monochrome, saturated, dreamy look etc) 

My processing mainly consists of making shadows less dark, removing irritating spots and cropping. I love to try new things though, but seldom use them for my blog…Some images I make softer, because I like a smooth touch better than a knife sharp one. But it all depends on the image and what I want to say with it. I must admit I am a colour girl – monochromes are wonderful for drama and portraits (Tom Warren is a master…), but…I usually end up keeping the colours.




Thank you, Ann-Christine, for participating in the Five at Five Introduction Series.

Next Week’s Intro is Jean of Pearl St. Gallery.


8 responses to “Five at Five – Ann-Christine aka Leya of Leya – To See a World in a Grain of Sand…”

  1. Thanls Bren! Another great photographer that I follow!


  2. […] Five at Five – Ann-Christine aka Leya of Leya – To See a World in a Grain of Sand… […]


  3. It was nice to know more about Ann-Christine journey. She is a wonderful person and an awesome photographer 😀

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  4. Thank you for having me, Bren! It is fun looking back and trying to find some answers to why…and a lovely way of presenting people to each other.

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