Jen Leheny from Red InsteadHello! My name is Jen Leheny and I’m a graphic designer, photographer and crafter in Canberra, Australia.
Welcome to the Red Instead Blog, where I write about creativity, design, craft and DIY, homewares, interiors, photography, styling and more – the blog categories are listed below. I hope you enjoy your visit! – Jen



Instawalk around New Acton, Canberra

Instawalk around New Acton, Canberra

Today I went on an Instawalk around the amazing Nishi New Acton area of Canberra, as part of the Human Brochure campaign that I’m involved in. We were lucky enough to have Australia’s only professional Instagrammer, Lauren Bath ( @laurenepbath ) with us and she gave us some tips and insights while we walked. Here are some of my fave…

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Zucchini Nutloaf Recipe

Zucchini Nutloaf Recipe

Recipe and photo of zucchini nutloaf cake. Quick and easy to make. Tastes great hot from the oven, perhaps with a little butter. Don’t tell the kids it has zucchini in it until after they say how yummy it is!

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Food Photos for January

Food Photos for January

I might be one of those annoying people who likes to take a photo of their lunch or dinner before eating it. Is it a great way to practice food photography? Is it appreciation of food styling and presentation? Is it a way to remember some amazing meals? Is it annoying? For me, taking photos of my food is all…

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Richard Avedon exhibition

Richard Avedon exhibition

The work of Richard Avedon is perhaps most readily associated with intimate images of very famous people. These portraits of 20th century superstars are well known because they resist the idealisation of celebrity and reveal the humanness of revered individuals.

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