These photographs were taken whilst on a Photography Tour lead by Len around Broken Hill. During the tour we visited Minidi Lakes, Lake Mungo, Silverton, and even the Perry Sand Hills near Mildura.
Photographs taken on the Kiama Seascape Photography Workshop run by Len two hours south of Sydney. This area is stunning with a rugged cliffline and sweeping beaches. To join Len on one of these workshop see more information here.
A nude shoot with Kiera Grant in the stunning Blue Mountains. Here Len explores our relationship with mother nature.
If you would like to learn to take nude photographs from one of Australia's master figure photographers, you can find out more information from Len's School here.
Fuber Steps is one of Len's favourite photographic walks in Katoomba. The walk starts opposite the Caravan Park and descends into the valley, going past the Witches Leap and Katoomba Falls. As you drop down, the track becomes steeper and eventually, you come to the hand cut steps in the sandstone.
This walk ends in the valley only fifty meters from the Scenic Railway, which you can catch back up the hill. This will save you the walk back up the steps to your starting point.
The photographs in this series were taken during 2016 & 2017 just after sunrise.
The Great Ocean Road is a beautiful place and is coveted by tourists from Australia and internationally. Rightfully so, Len thinks.
If you would like to photograph this area while learning about taking better photographs you can do it on a destination workshop run by Len. For more information see the descriptions at Len's School by following this link here.
Mela Culpa poses for Len over a couple of years. Slowly the work develops and grows as the working relationship between photographer and model deepens and strengthens.
Learn about shooting fine art nudes in Len's annual nude figure workshop at Len's School. For more information follow this link.
In 2016 Len was invited to speak at the On-Landscape: A meeting of the Minds, landscape photography conference in the Lake District. Len spoke about his obsession with negative space within his landscape work.
Before the conference Len lead a workshop in the area with Tim Parkin and Mark Littlejohn. It was an amazing experience, full of memorable shoots and people.
Len has been visiting the lakes since his childhood when he was taken there with First Sailors Bay Sea Scouts to sail the lake.
It has been attracting Len back ever since, often camping with his son Cyan, and recently to run his creative photography workshop, Creative Lens.
The Tarkine is far from being safe from loggers chainsaws nor from miners picks. The area is at threat of logging and mining. It is no wonder the government refuses to give it full protection despite its ecological significance. Environmental ccampaigns to protect are heating up in 2017 to help save it.
With over three meters of annual rainfall, it is no wonder that is Len's favourite photographic location. He has been returning annually to capture its beauty, often with a group of photography students in one of his workshops or tours.
To attend to one of Len's destination photography workshops follow this link here.
In 2016 Len was taken to Scotland for a whirlwind visit to visit Tim Parkin and Charlotte Britton's new home at Glencoe.
This was Len's second visit to Scotland, one of his ancestral homes. Leonard Murray Metcalf is apparently a direct descendant of Clan Murray.
Rest assured Len will be back again to visit this beautiful region and to savour some of the beautiful walks with his dear friends Tim and Charlotte.
Len has been returning to this beautiful location since his first visit in 2001. He went out of his way to visit Australia's first dedicated Wilderness Photography Gallery, where one of his prints hangs proudly by the front door.
With its majestic morning frosts, brisk mountain air, high glacial lakes, and lush green rainforests, it is a photographers dream. Not to mention the stunning accommodation and food options available.
Len runs a destination workshop there most years, with time in the classroom in daily teaching sessions, and morning and evening shoots in stunning locations. This is a beautiful place to learn photography. More information about these workshops can be found here.
Andrea has modeled for Len a couple of times, and each time our work becomes stronger.
I love the images from the 'Flesh and Stone' series.