New York Reflections is Leslie’s most ambitious project; the result of an intense three week visit to New York in May 2013 to observe, sketch and gather reference material. These paintings, full of colour, light and shadows are his observations and reflect a very personal view of the city. An enormous publication with 24 powerful colour plates dominating a 60 x 76 cm (22 x 30 inches) sheet. The text is made up of extracts from Jan Morris’ book Manhattan '45,

a recreation of New York in 1945 when the city stood at the pinnacle of it’s cultural and economic power. Never again would the city possess the unique mixture of innocence and sophistication, romance and formality, generosity and confidence which characterized it in this moment of triumph.” and sits so well with the paintings when put together.


Whittington Press kindly diverted their attention and skills to the typesetting and printing of the text in 22 point Caslon.


An edition of 70 copies, 57 x 38 cm (22 x 16 ins), 88pp including: 56pp with 26 full colour double page spreads printed on Moulin du Gue mould-made paper and 16pp of text set in 22 point Caslon, printed on heavyweight Zerkall mould-made paper.


55 copies are case bound with a cloth quarter binding in a cloth covered solander box, inlaid with full colour printed metal panels. Price £2,800.


15 copies are case bound with a leather quarter binding in a cloth covered and leather quarter bound solander box, inlaid with a full colour printed metal panel. Also included is a leather quarter bound portfolio of 10 large signed prints 57 cm x 76 cm. Price £6,500.


Sample Spreads

New York Reflections