Court Leve has been working as a photographer and videographer in Truckee for the past 22 years. His photography and videos have been catalysts to promote local causes, such as shopping locally and representing the work of several essential nonprofits like the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe and the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. Court’s work has been showcased in local media – from gracing the covers of the Tahoe Weekly and pretty much every local publication – to nationally and internationally, with features in Esquire and Outside magazines. Court has a versatile style, spanning both editorial, portrait, and advertising photography. Adept at drone, sports, hyperlapse, and editorial, he can cover any photography needs.
Court was raised in Missouri and then migrated west to California after living in New Hampshire, Washington, D.C., Jackson, Wyoming, and San Francisco before making Truckee his home in 2001. Court’s photography career began in editorial photography, working for local newspapers before he got involved with big mountain skiing and snowboarding in Alaska. Working for newspapers helped him develop his skills as a photographer, learning light as well as the nuances of working with people from all walks of life. Over the past twenty-five years, he’s shot births and death, and everything in between.
Court’s assignments have taken him as far as Svalbard, Antartica, South America, Europe, and Alaska. He is an avid sports photographer, while heli-skiing, catching shots of incredible lines of professional skiers ripping untouched powder.
Along the way he has worked as a freelancer creating portraits, editorial work, and working on numerous video projects. He also specializes in corporate events around the country. Court also runs an event-based photo and video company specializing in shooting both photography and videography for live events, including concerts and high-level corporate retreats and events. (https://eventswestproductions.com/)
Court also serves as one of Truckee’s artist representatives on the Public Art Commission of Truckee (PACT). Appointed by the Town of Truckee, this 7-person committee is responsible for both curating and bringing more public art projects to Truckee, which include permanent installations, temporary art, and performing arts. When Court isn’t working, you can find him supporting his favorite causes, including helping curb litter problems in Truckee, and enjoying our beautiful outdoors skiing, mountain biking, and hiking with his dog, Oliver.
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