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. Her subject matter focuses primarily on her everyday life and surroundings in coastal Maine.
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 print magazines. A selection of her photographs have been shortlisted for the International Kontinent Awards Fine Art Projects category, and selected for the UNICEF NextGen Art Show in Los Angeles. She is represented by Aspen Gallery, New England.
Rebecca shoots with a Leica M9-P and a Rolleiflex 2.8F. 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 with her husband, Johnny Patience. Along with her photography and design work, Rebecca enjoys writing, reading, composing music for piano, and slow Sunday mornings.