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Leila Danielle Stambouli




Raised by corporate nomads, Leila Stambouli was born in the Albertan prairies and raised in the valleys of the Americas. Inspired by the towering peaks of the Canadian and American Rockies, as well as the Chilean Andes, Stambouli too has aspired to such great heights.

"Documenting the Nameless Generation", Leila Danielle Stambouli photographs and paints young creatives in the "City of Saints", Montréal. Wandering the city streets, LDS has found her muses on the sidewalks and bike paths of the Plateau and the Mile End. Artists, musicians, writers and style-setters are the subjects of her graphic portraits.

From her vantage point four storeys above the Mile-End rooftops, Leila immortalizes an eclectic client base at her Rue de Gaspé studio.

Work experiences

  • Creator Current

    From May 2010 to present in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
    A style catalogue, documenting innovation in style on the Plateau and in the Mile End district of Montréal
  • Award Winner

    With LUX Concours Photo in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
    Published in Grafika's October issue I won a prize for my portrait work in the student category.
  • Photographer Current

    From September 2009 to present in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
    I worked with C.C. Barazin, an local actress, to produce an editorial portrait for an audition for a TV show.
  • Photographer

    In Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
    I produced promotional images for Natasha, a Montréal singer-songwriter, who works with local act David Martel & the Friendship.
  • Photographer

    In Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
    Atiq and I worked together to produce his professional portrait as a designer of organic menswear.


  • Leila's openness and good vibes made it a great pleasure to be in her photoshoot. She snaps pictures discreetly, leaving space for her subjects to rise out in their uniqueness. Great eye for color, texture and moment! Hoda Adra

  • Leila has a sharp eye for her subject and knows how to capture the essence in a single frame. Her high quality pictures and her presence during the shoot make her a joy to work with! Raphael Ettore

  • It was a very pleasant experience to be photographed by Leila. She knew what she was looking for and how to achieve it, and she made the subject(me) feel at ease before, during and after the shoot. It was all quick and efficient! Eva Cvijanovic


Spoken languages
English, Spanish, French
Written languages
English, Spanish, Basic French
Dawson College Institute of Photography
Tech skills
MAC/PC, Image Creation (Studio and Location), Image Retouching (Adobe Photoshop), Website Creation (Adobe Dreamweaver)
Specialized equipment
Nikon D700 + Lightrein Studio Equipment