I never leave home without a camera. It's part of me, and I love the portal it gives into capturing daily life, our ever changing environment, major public moments or telling the story of businesses big and small. As a media photographer and national photo editor for over three decades, I've photographed Hollywood stars, politicians, War veterans, athletes and everyday people. My work has been and continues to be published daily in print and online.
Recent commissions include:
Photography for 2022 Federal Election for the National Library of Australia, recording and preserving the historic moments of the campaign to be stored in the National archives.
Portraits of citizens and daily life on Norfolk Island for the National Library of Australia.
Fijian Australians for the National Library of Australia.
Also the book "Wonder 175 Years of The Royal Botanical Gardens Victoria." Some of the photos are on my website @ https://www.leighhenninghamphotography.com.au/wonder-175-years-of-royal-botanic-gardens
As well as servicing various clients on an ongoing basis I also tutor photography and photojournalism at Monash University in Melbourne. And I am always open to do more work.
From the days of processing black and white film with hand printing in a darkroom to today’s fully digital colour web based media, I've experienced all the changes in how images are brought to the world.
It may all be quicker and instantaneous as we post to social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook, but the one thing that hasn't changed is the skill of the photographer and artist who can see what others don’t, see behind cliches to snap unique moments that can be kept and shared.
It's wonderful to be up a dawn seeing the light change and illuminate what is before me, be it a statue waking to hot air balloons as they drift past or Port Phillip Bay's mood changing with the weather. Animals wild and domestic living their lives in our environment.
From people reacting to street art to the simplicity of the late light of the day enriching architecture and the quirky personalities of animals, it’s all a challenge to capture and sometimes the results are a joy.
I post what I see through my camera every day on social media. You can have your own piece of a different Melbourne—framed or unframed prints—via the online store on this site.
Below is some of my published work from national magazines like Good Weekend and The Age newspaper.