Photographer Simon Lekias is a unique creative talent whose career has been forged over two decades of international success.
Lekias is globally respected for his innovative fashion and portraiture work as well as his extensive advertising campaigns for iconic brands worldwide. Over years of working between Australia, Europe, Asia and the United States, he has established particularly strong corporate and editorial relationships based on an image that is purely his own. That image is an original vision that confers contemporary and emotive facets across a very broad range of subject matter.
The majority of Lekias’s major work in Australia, New York and Los Angeles involves celebrity portraiture, major advertising campaigns and fashion. Named as one of Australias top 10 Fashion Photographers (Capture Magazine awards 2010) the work of Simon Lekias is immediately recognizable from iconic covers for HARPERS BAZAAR, INSTYLE, French GLAMOUR and PREMIER or on the walls of our National Portrait Gallery where he has exhibited his work. (“So You Want To Be A Rock Star” exhibition. Detailing the evolution of the Australian music industry.)
Lekias is in steady demand internationally for high profile publications. The list of his most regular commissioning publications illustrates the breadth of his global reach. His work has appeared in Vogue (USA), Glamour ( France), Harpers Bazaar, Grazia, Russh, Marie Claire, Oyster, Poster, GQ (USA), InStyle, Black Book, Cosmopolitan (USA), (The Sydney Morning Herald, The Face (UK), NYLON (USA), Travel and Leisure (USA), Gourmet Traveler, and WHO.
The importance of personal style, reliability, professional experience and above all a highly original point of view is the difference between being a working photographer and becoming an acclaimed one. Lekias is trusted to carry a brand, capture a mood, reveal the hidden facets of the famous and create startling new stories in fashion and conceptual advertising. The strength of his work has served to dissolve any real sense of geographic boundary and he travels constantly to meet the demand and perfect the brief every time.
Commissioned to created campaign photography for Coca Cola, Mt Franklin, Sony Music, Target, Kmart, Hearst Publications, and Reebok. His corporate clients include Telstra, Samsung, Sony Music (USA), Country Road, Tempus Two, Paspaley, Myer, Josh Goot, Streets, Vaalia, NRMA, Aldi, Berlei, Lee Riders, Wrangler, Speedo, Sheridan and V Australia. His work is also featured in the art book
”Sensation”. Steidl Publishing. Editor Patrick Remy.