Len’s Journal, 2021 – Present

The Unfolding, Kirstyn Haywood, & Len Metcalf, Lens Journal Publishing, 2022

Our Love Affair with Trees, Jodi Rose & Len Metcalf, Lens Journal Publishing, 2022

Journeys of the heart, Jody Rose, Arbon Publishing 2015

Photography Compendium, Australia, Bob Kersey & Mary Meyer, Daylight Productions, Sydney

XOXO Magazine Issue #1 Nov 2013

Better Photography, columnist, freelance writer & regular contributor, 2013 – present

Australian Photography, 2012 – 2020 regular contributor

Camera Review, 2014, 2015, 2017

Australian photography and gallery compendium 2011, Bob Kersey, Daylight Productions, Sydney

Mediapedia, creative tools and techniques for camera, computer and beyond, 2009, Kit Laybourne, The Global Pequot Press, Connecticut,

Studio Bambini 2005


solo exhibitions

‘Intimates’, Light and Shadow Gallery, Leura 2018-2019

Nudes; a retrospective. Photo Muse, The Indian Museum of Photography, India 2017-2018

Landscapes of the mind, Hat Hill Gallery Blackheath 2007

‘The Northern Territory in Black and White’ The Smoke House Gallery Yerrinbool 2006

Intimate Landscapes, Redbank Gallery, Picton 2005

“Canyons of the Blue Mountains Wilderness”, an exhibition of Ilfochrome prints at the Leonard Metcalf Gallery, 2000

group exhibitions

I Speak for the Trees, organised and curated by Unni Pulikkal, featuring Mark Littlejohn, Tim Parkin, Unni Pulikkal S. Herb Asherman, Theo Berends, Sake Elzinga and Len Metcalf. Photo Muse, The Indian Museum of Photography, India 2017-2018

I Speak for the Trees, organised and curated by Len Metcalf, featuring Mark Littlejohn, Tim Parkin, Unni Pulikkal S. Herb Asherman, and Len Metcalf. Heritage Gallery NPWS Blackheath June 2017

A Meeting of the Minds Exhibition, featured artist, The Lake District, UK November 2016

Abstracted, Judy Warburton, Thomas Buckwalter & Len Metcalf, TAP Gallery, November 2014

Beauty, Mike Stacey, Ian Brown & Len Metcalf, Gallery in the Park, NPWS Cultural Centre Blackheath October 2014

Naked Lens, fine art nudes organised and curated by Len Metcalf, featuring: Jock Sturges, Anthony Browell, Gordon Undy, Peter Stanton, Roberto Duran, Garth Knight, Zelko Nedic, Edmond Thommen, Thea Tulich, Nicole Bordes, Yaz O’Brien, Dawn Webb, Murray Austin, Scott Hartog, Mandy Harvey, Vivian Ward & Len Metcalf May – June 2013, Gallery Mercure, Darlinghurst 2013

Atmospheres, Mike Stacey, Ian Brown & Len Metcalf, Gallery in the Park, NPWS Cultural Centre Blackheath September 2013

Over exposed, Nicole Bordes, Thea Tulich, & Len Metcalf – TAP Gallery Darlinghurst 2012

Slow Photography, Mike Stacey, Ian Brown & Len Metcalf, Bramier Gallery, Springwood, 2011

Blue Mountains Photographers Exhibition – 2003/2002/2001

Break O Day – Tasmanian Wilderness Photography Exhibition – The Wilderness Gallery, Tasmania, 2004

Beardies Festival, Glen Innes, Lyre-Bird Dell & Coachwood Forrest photographs, 2000

Graduating Students Exhibition, Ivan Dohety Gallery, , Handmade book of photographs, drawings and lithographs & Belmore Falls series of photographs, 1987

collaborative exhibitions

Queer, Christine and Len, Mardi GRAS fringe exhibition, TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst, 2012

The Angel and the Cross, Christine and Len, Mercure Hotel, Potts Point, 2012

Accidents of Beauty, Christine and Len, TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst, 2011

You + Me = LOVE, Christine and Len, Ambo Ars, Newton, Head On Photo Festival, 2011


Olive cotton portrait awards – finalist 2011

5th Annual Lloyd Rees Youth Art Award, Awarded Second Prize, Open Section, photo-realistic watercolour “Autumn Leaves”, 1984

Graduating Students Exhibition, City Art Institute, NSW Institute of the Arts, awarded ‘Best Overall Advanced Colour Photographer’, photographic installation, 1987

Willoughby Municipal Art Exhibition, Highly Commended, “Belmore Falls Series”, Kangaroo Valley. 1988


education and training

Master of Education (Adult Education), University of Technology, Sydney

Graduate Diploma in Education (Art Education), University of Sydney

Certificate IV Workplace Trainer and Assessor, University of Technology, Sydney

photography and art

Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts – Photography major), City Art Institute, Sydney

Diploma in digital imaging, Western Sydney TAFE NSW

Certificate of Completion in Foundations of Art Therapy, Art Psychotherapy Australia ARTPA


Diploma (Outdoor Recreation), Blue Mountains College, Western Sydney Institute, TAFE NSW)

  • Alpine bushwalking guide
  • Adventure based Learning
  • Adventure tourism
  • High and low ropes course supervisor
  • Search & rescue

Basic Canoe Skills Instructor

Cross Country Ski Teacher


Advanced Wilderness First Aid

Certificate IV Small Business Management

Statement of Attainments: 

Indigenous studies

Mental Health First Aid

Suicide Assist

Diploma in Web design

Diploma in On-Line & Distance Education

photography club presentations and workshops

  1. Blue Mountains Photography Group
  2. North Side Creative Camera Club
  3. Port Hacking Camera Club
  4. The Dark Room
  5. Inner West Photographic Society
  6. Belmont 16 Photography Club
  7. Mosman Camera Club
  8. Sydney Photographic Friends Club
  9. Castle Hill RSL Photographic Club
  10. Tomaree Peninsula Photography Club
  11. Manly Warringah Rugby League Club Camera Club
  12. Dee Why RSL Camera Club
  13. Pittwater Camera Club
  14. Macarthur Photographic Society
  15. Hawkesbury Camera Club
  16. Henry Lawson Camera Club
  17. Penrith RSL Camera Club
  18. Upper Mountains Camera Club
  19. Lane Cove Creative Photography
  20. The Aperture Club
  21. St George Photographic Society
  22. Wollongong Photographic Club
  23. Kiama – Shell Harbour Camera Club
  24. Focus Photographers
  25. Chinese Photographic Society of Australia
  26. Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club Camera Club
  27. Dooleys Camera Club
  28. Southern Highlands Photographic Society
  29. Pennant Hills Camera Club
  30. Mosman Camera Club
  31. Orange Camera Club
  32. Camberwell Camera Club
  33. East’s Photography Group
  34. Forster Digital Photography Club
  35. Warragul Camera Club (VIC)
  36. Eastern Suburbs Photographic Society (VIC)
  37. Knox Photographic Society (VIC)
  38. Melbourne Camera Club (VIC)
  39. Finley and District Camera Club (VIC/NSW)
  40. St George Motor Boat Photographic Club (NSW)
  41. The Masters’ Apprentices Photography Club (QLD)
  42. Mt Gravatt Photographic Society (QLD)
  43. Williamstown Camera Club (VIC)
  44. Photo Arts Club Tweed (QLD)
  45. Manjimup Camera Club (WA)
  46. Australian Photographic Judges Association
  47. Frankston Photographic Club (VIC)
  48. Waimate Camera Club (NZ)
  49. Long Eaton Camera Club (UK)
  50. Goondiwindi Camera Club (QLD)
  51. Workshop Camera Club (WA)
  52. Whitianga Photography Club (NZ)

photographic competition judge

The Mullins Conceptual Photography Prize 2023 & 2024, Australian Photographic Society, hosted by the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

PhotoMuse Digital Photography Exhibition, 2022, – Juror – Better Art Foundation and the PhotoMuse – the Museum of Photography, Kerala, India.

Focus monthly award 2020

Willoughby Heritage Awards, 2014

Southern Highlands Camera Society, Annual Photography Awards 2011

Inter club competition 2011, 3 Western Sydney Camera Clubs

Australian Climbing Festival Photographic Competition – Judge 2007

Blue Mountains Photographers Exhibition / Competition – Judge 2006/2005/2004

Blue Mountains wilderness photography competition – Judge & Sponsor 2012

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