Leslie Samuels was one of my dearest friends in the world. I am still processing her death, which surprised me (and many other fans/friends) in the fall of 2018. She was my neighbor, collaborator, camping buddy, and pretend sister. I’ll write more about her work when I’m more ready. In the meantime, here are some photos of her performances, which took place in Chicago, San Diego, and Williamsburg Brooklyn.
Her mind and facility with the live image have been a major inspiration for my stories about artists. I am very grateful. My story collection is dedicated to her.