Rebecca Lily creates photographic art with a wabi-sabi approach, embracing the concepts of impermanence and beauty found in imperfection. She shoots only with available light and often allows her photographs to be enveloped by shadows, giving her work an enigmatic feel.
Rebecca traces her love for color and form to her family roots. Her grandfather, Nathaniel "Buster" Curtis, was a renowned architect in New Orleans and designer of the Louisiana Superdome, and her aunt Nell Tilton is an acclaimed abstract painter and longtime faculty member of the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts.
Rebecca’s work has been published online and in numerous print magazines. In 2018 she was named one of Click Magazine’s 20 Women Changing Photography. A selection of her photographs were shortlisted for the International Kontinent Awards Fine Art Projects category, and selected for the UNICEF NextGen Art Show in Los Angeles.
Rebecca shoots with a Leica M9-P and a Rolleiflex 2.8F. She self-develops and prints her black & white film in the darkroom. She also creates color grading products for Adobe software, which have been utilized by thousands of photographers and designers worldwide since 2009.
Born and raised in the American Midwest, Rebecca has lived in both the United States and Europe. Along with her photography and design work, Rebecca enjoys travel, writing, composing music for piano, and slow Sunday mornings.