Vincent Di Leo started his career as a photographer at age seventeen. He was born and raised in New Jersey and worked as one of the staff photographers for The Roxbury News Journal while in high school. During that time he sold photographs to the Police department, Fire Department and major insurance companies. He joined the Air Force after high school and was stationed in Japan.
He moved out to California over a decade ago to attend college and study photography. Jobs in photography were hard to find after college, so he devised a plan to earn a living using his camera while traveling.
Vincent traveled across the western United States to county fairs and craft shows as an Old Time Photography Photographer. He photographed thousands of people dressed in vintage clothing using an old 1930’s 4x5 Graflex camera and a Polaroid back.
He then began studying the works of two great fashion photographers Richard Avedon and Francesco Scavullo. This lead him to pursuing a career as a fashion photographer. He worked as an assistant to Richard Glick in San Francisco for a short while and then opened his own photography studio in Sacramento, California.
His photographs have appeared on the covers of magazines, in newspapers and other commercial ads for clients. He now lives in Auburn, California with his wife Paula who is also an artist. Paula creates whimsical art that puts a smile on your face and Vincent loves to create surrealistic montages. They both have shared their artistic lives together for over 30 years.