Lee Pengelly loaded his first roll of Fuji Velvia into his camera in the early 90's, and from that day on he got sucked into the world of photography. By 1998, and after some initial sales Lee gave up his day job and went pro. Since the late 90's Lee’s work has been regularly published in magazines, books, calendars and cards, he’s also produced bespoke imagery for businesses and advertising agencies.
In 2007 Lee started running his own photography workshops in the UK, later leading workshops for other companies in Slovakia, Norway, Iceland and Croatia.
Lee gave up professional photography in 2016. This allowed him to return to photography as a form of relaxation, something he was missing when doing it professionally. Since then he’s reignited his passion for stunning landscapes, more intimate scenes and chasing lone trees.
We discuss how he made the the decisions to both start and then stop his photography business, how he almost lost his bag on an iceberg and the vagaries of NFT sales along with lots more!