Jeremy Leach, cinematographer - Profile PictureEmmy-winning cinematographer Jeremy Leach has worked as a visual storyteller for 25 years, exploring and documenting the human experience from the hollers of West Virginia to fishing villages in Japan to potato farms nestled on the slopes of the Peruvian Andes. He has spent the last 18 years primarily as a freelance director of photography, working mostly on independent documentaries, documentary series for streaming platforms and, most notably, with Anthony Bourdain on his award-winning travel and food documentary series, “No Reservations” and, later, “Parts Unknown”. In 2014, he wrote, directed, produced, shot, scored, and edited a full length feature film with acclaimed photographer and fellow filmmaker, Wendy Snyder MacNeil. “When The Ice Goes Out” premiered at Toronto’s Ryerson Image Centre as part of an exhibit honoring MacNeil’s life and legacy as a vanguard female photographer and filmmaker. 

As a nominee for seven Emmy Awards for Cinematography and winner of two, Jeremy has also been recognized for his openness, unassuming presence, and calm demeanor when working with individuals, families, and communities the world over. He considers it a privilege to be a part of the often deeply personal and creative process of helping someone tell their story. 

He has worked with a wide variety of public figures including:

  • Acclaimed film director, Rob Reiner
  • Restaurateur and renowned chef and activist, José Andrés
  • Chef, author, and travel documentarian, Anthony Bourdain
  • Legendary activists, Gloria Steinem and Dolores Huerta
  • Indigenous model/activist, Quannah Chasinghorse
  • Madame Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton
  • “Black Panther” director, Ryan Coogler
  • Rap artist and filmmaker, Boots Riley
  • Stand-up comic, writer, and television host, W. Kamau Bell
  • Award-winning author of “Moneyball” and “The Big Short”, Michael Lewis

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Jeremy became a FAA licensed drone pilot in 2019 and his work can be seen in several documentary series for a variety of streaming services, including Netflix, Apple+, Disney+, and Paramount+.

Jeremy lives with his wife and two sons in their beloved home of Portland, Maine. When he’s not working or spending time with his family, Jeremy likes to surf, cook, and attempt to complete Saturday New York Times crossword puzzles.