by Leslie Dee Weinberg
A PALM BEACH PICTURE BOOK (3rd Edition) includes a new chapter of photos mirroring the newly-minted President and the somewhat tarnished joys of post-election life in Palm Beach. The new chapter, Palm Beach in the Trump Era, offers a fun romp down glitzy Trump Lane, despite delays for motorcades. You’ll attend an exclusive costume ball inside Mar-a-Lago and witness protests in the streets following Trump’s election, as captured from the author’s unique point-of-view just across the lntracoastal Waterway from the “Southern White House”. The new chapter is an addition to hundreds of photos from the Second Centennial Edition combined with vintage black & white images from the original Palm Beach Picture Book. This Expanded Edit on is sure to be a coffee table favorite and a collectable.
LESLIE D. WEINBERG started taking pictures of the island of Palm Beach in 1982 as a cub reporter and photographer for the Palm Beach Post, followed by a stint at the Palm Beach Daily News. Leslie then published her first book of black & white photos of the island, which propelled her career in photography. She opened a portrait studio in South Beach, Miami in the early ’90s meeting many artists and film makers leading to a job in Paris as a studio intern at Elle Magazine, and free-lancing for ARTnews and other European and American publications. Returning to grad school to study film Directing at Columbia University in the early 2000’s, Leslie made several short films and documentaries and then returned to her photo roots in West Palm Beach, where she is taking photos, writing and planning her next series of photo books for Aker Press.