Marissa Patrice Leitman : Lucky All The Time


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Marisa Patrice Leitman is an American photographer and artist currently living in Berlin. Her work has been featured in Dazed Magazine, LIFO Magazine, Booooooom, PH Museum, Waif magazine, KQED, and SF Camera Work’s Forecast 2020. She is a past CO-founder of Hit Gallery in San Fransisco and currently runs Way Out Magazine.


Title :
Lucky All The Time

Text By:
Brittany Newell & Marissa Patrice Leitman

Details :
Edition Size 300
9″ x 9″, 96 pages,
Hard Cover, Perfect Bound
ISBN : 978-1-944005-44-3
Published by : Aint–Bad
Spring 2021


About :

“Lucky All the Time” was shot over the last seven years, through young loves, first deaths, trips to LA, the Ghost Ship fire, from San Francisco, and ending in Berlin.
I use these photos to track the network of people who comprise a sort of makeshift family. I consider myself an obsessive person. I make a lot of lists, horde mementos, repeat myself often; I’m quick to make idols and even quicker to try and turn someone into a friend.

In that way, ‘Lucky all the Time’ is a kind of list, my own way of keeping score. Of people, places, attractions, things that cannot and won’t last forever. I’m drawn to people who throw themselves at life: people who don’t know when the performance starts and stops. People who feel like total individuals, who have a zealous sense of how they want to be in the world; who are equal parts vulnerable as independent, who read luck like a currency.