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Leon James Mead was born in 1966 in Adelaide, South Australia. Living in
Goolwa, a small town on the River Murray, he spent much of his youth exploring
the River by canoe and catamaran, photographing this seaside environment
and learning to appreciate the fine things in nature.|
His photographic career began at the local paper, The Victor Harbor Times,
employed as a cadet photographer. He then moved to Adelaide 18 months later
finishing his cadetship at The Adelaide News. Much of his press work included
Papal tours, Royal visits including the Queen, Lady Diana and Fergie, Grand
Prix's and other Adelaide events.
Following this, he moved to The Stock Journal and wandered South Australia
photographing the farmers, station owners and rural life. During this time,
he won several awards for his photography of South Australian rural life.
News Ltd and The Adelaide Advertiser was the next place of employment where
he worked for 8 years as Senior Photographer and Sunday Pictorial Editor.
Highlight events included the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, East Timor crisis,
and Manchester U.K for the Commonwealth Games.
Currently Leon is living a real life "sea change" in Broome with his wife
Beatrice and two young sons, James and Luke. Leon shoots using a Canon Eos
1ds digital camera, state of the art digital technology combined with G5
Macintosh desktop computer, giving super high quality photography.
Leon's clients include:
Brisbane Courier Mail.
RM Williams Outback Magazine.
Aboriginal Tourism Australia.
Mamabalajin Aboriginal Tours.
Broome Arts and Music Festival.
Opera under the Stars, Broome.
Clipper Pearls, Broome.
St Mary's College, Broome.
Leon has a unique ability to relate to his subjects. With a creative eye
and an amazing empathy, he can produce images of fine art. Weddings, children's
portraits, tourism, media events, sport, magazines articles, fine art and
books, his relaxed but confident manner is testimony to his 20 years of
Leon recently completed photographic images for a rural publication about
the beef industry around Australia, "The Spirit of the Outback", written
by renown rural journalist, Nigel Austin. Another book featuring Leon's
photography is "A Life Like Mine", written in association with Unicef. His
photographic work has recently featured in a 32 page children's reader,
published by D.K books, U.K. called "Outback Adventure Australian Holiday"
featuring sons James and Luke. This reader is currently being sold in the
U.S, U.K, Germany and India.
Please contact Leon by email
to talk about your individual photographic needs.
"20 years experience in the "rough and tumble" world of the media, allows me to work fast, but calmly and effectively; a handy requirement when shooting those big weddings and other pressure occasions."
PO Box 2365
Broome, WA, 6725
Phone: 08 9192 5587
Mobile: 0421 615 975