Born in Salamanca, Spain from Colombian and Belgian parents, Leopold has lived in 7 different countries and learned 3 different languages. Introduced to photojournalism at a young age by his father, an enthusiastic amateur photographer who gave him his first film camera.

At 16, Leopold submitted his photos to a competition which resulted in 5 of his images being displayed at the United Nations in Geneva for several months. This launched his interest in becoming a professional photojournalist. he currently lives in london while pursuing a career as a freelance photojournalist.