Artist Profile

Simon R. Leach

Having been fascinated with photography from a very early age, Simon graduated from GLOSCAT and the famous Blackpool and the Fylde College, and dedicated his professional career to technical brilliance and raw skill of image capture. Strongly committed to Artists’ rights, Simon has been making his mark on the contemporary photographic scene as a full photographer member and former president of the Association of Photographers, the recipient of a fellowship of The Royal Photographic Society, and a member of Pro-Imaging. He continues to be involved in United Kingdom Government consultations, by being regularly invited to speak on the practical aspects of copyright and is also know for critiquing, consulting and curating.

As a photographer Simon has an obsession for light, he continues to produce photographs for commercial, fashion and editorial clients alongside his growing interest in personal projects and work for exhibition. A consideration of light is often the primary element of his photographs, with qualities of quiet beauty, elegance and simplicity seen as consistent themes through his catalogue of work. With an acute personal awareness of the benefits, understanding influence, of peer group and creative interaction to enable development of both ideas and techniques, Simon continues to meet and collaborate with other photographers, to gain by their enthusiasm and be inspired by their passion. It’s all about where to explore, who with and what imagery it may produce.

Simon has been invited internationally to exhibit, give presentations and judge a number of high profile competitions.

Twitter: @simonrleach












Exhibitions (group and solo)

2016 – “Portrait Salon 2015” The Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery; Tokyo

2015 – “Portrait Salon 2015” The Embassy Tea Gallery; London

2015 – ”Through Foreign Eyes” Yixan County International Photography Festival, China

2015 – “With Love to Women” 10th International Salon; Lviv, Kyiv; Ukraine; Cyprus; Beijing

2015 – ALTERart group show; Birmingham Central Library, UK

2014 – “With Love to Women” Saloon Circuit; Lviv, Ukraine, touring Eastern Europe, Cyprus and Beijing

2014 – Portrait Saloon Circuit; Zajecar, Paracin & Aleksinac, Serbia and Vidin Bulgaria

2014 – “Woman” Saloon Circuit; Serbia

2013 -Lishui International Photography Festival (by invitation); China

2013 – Yixan County International Photography Festival (by invitation); China

1999 – “Personal” (group show); The Hayfield Gallery, Manchester, UK

1998 – The Graduation Show 98; Blackpool and the Fylde College; Rebecca Hossock Gallery, London


Curated exhibitions:

2012 – Elements; Association of Photographers; London




Photograph of Simon was taken by Vanessa Champion.