Simon Lekias celebrates the opportunity to make pictures at any given moment. With his characteristically playful, candid and considered style, Simon Lekias has been at the forefront of contemporary Australian fashion photography for more than two decades. A safe set of hands, he can be trusted to carry a brand, capture a mood and reveal the hidden facets of celebrity. Simon’s ability to work collaboratively with clients and his on-set team makes him a photographer who clients return to time after time, along with his notoriously detail-oriented approach to the intricacies of framing, composition, light play and colour in an image.
Over years of working between Australia, Europe, Asia and the United States, he has established a particularly strong brand and editorial relationships based on an image that is purely his own. That image is an original vision that confers contemporary and emotive qualities across a very broad range of subject matters.
Simon has crafted original imagery for many international brands and publications, his work is immediately recognisable on the covers of HARPERS BAZAAR, INSTYLE and ELLE. Recent clients include Zimmermann, Bonds, Camilla, Oroton, Witchery, Camilla & Marc, Sass & Bide, David Jones and Country Road. Spending more than a decade travelling between the US, Europe and Australia, Simon has worked with the likes of Cate Blanchett, Bjork, Kirsten Dunst, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian and Eva Mendes.
"I look at something and think, I wonder what that would look like as a photograph. Light is everything. Every part of the world is lit in a completely different way. Finding it, making it, thats the art of pictures."
"My career has given me so many opportunities to travel the globe and work with the most incredible creative teams and talent in the world. Every project whether it be a magazine cover, brand campaign or a personal project, represents an opportunity to create magic, to create something beautiful that didn't exist only a moment ago."