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Ken Leslie lives in Dumfries and Galloway, a beautiful area in South-West Scotland which offers magnificent opportunities for a Landscape Photographer. Prior to this he lived in the Chalke Valley, near Salisbury in South Wiltshire. The valley falls within the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB, another area of outstanding scenery. Despite the great natural beauty of both Galloway and Cranborne Chase they tend to be overlooked by photographers in favour of the better known scenic areas with their classic often photographed views. One of the signatures of Ken’s photography is capturing images of lesser known views, so both regions have provided plenty of inspiration.
Art and nature have been important to Ken since childhood. It is this interest in and enjoyment of the natural world that is the main drive behind his photography. He took up photography seriously as a less time consuming alternative to watercolour painting. The purchase of a 35mm SLR provided a great medium to record the scenes and moments that he wanted to capture. Since then his interest has expanded and his photographic ability has developed to its current level. Ken is entirely self taught. Landscape photography is Ken's main interest, from classic views through to more isolated details. But all aspects of the natural world are an inspiration, especially flowers and gardens.
In 2008 he was a finalist in the RHS Photographer of the Year Competition. And in 2012 and 2011 he was Highly Commended and Commended in the Landscape Photographer of the Year. His photographs have been exhibited regularly in the Salisbury area and elsewhere and have received several awards. He produces his own range of greetings cards in Galloway and Cranborne Chase. In partnership with the Woodland Trust his photographs are used regularly in the Charity’s Calendar. His photographs have been used widely in national and international publications.