About John

John has achieved the status of Master Photographer five times which makes him quite extraordinary. His passion for photography, people and art lies deep in John’s heart. John’s lively personality adds to his charm and as such he is regularly invited to travel Australia and internationally to photograph weddings, lecture on photography and represent Leica.

Regarded by many of his clients as a creative genius and a visionary and as a winner of many prestigious awards, John is proud to be a recognised as an industry leader, creating wedding and portrait images which are treasured for their superb intrinsic quality, beauty and emotion.

Awards and other stuff you might like to know about John

Nominated for 2013 Wedding and Events of Australia (WEOA), a finalist in Best Wedding Photographer category. Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), Australian Portrait Photographer of the year, Over 100 individual awards for Illustrative, Wedding and Portrait Categories. John is a keynote speaker for Leica Events.

Leica Photography Lecture, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, November 2013 Leica Guest Lecturer at PMA Australia, Melbourne, October 2013 Official Leica M9 Launch, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.


John bought his first Leica in 1981, and knew instantly that he would be a Leica photographer for the rest of his life. Now, as a Leica Ambassador, John is privileged to trial new Leica cameras before they enter the market.

Leica cameras are a breed apart, having produced the finest quality cameras and lenses since 1925. It is universally agreed that Leica produce superior cameras and lenses, and shooting with their rangefinder provides an experience unlike any other. ‘”Evangelical” barely conveys John’s passion for Leica. He loves the dynamic colour saturation, the vivid depth and signature ‘pop’ images which are unsurpassed.’

John bought and currently shoots with; M10, Q, M Type 240, M9 and M8 with body skin customised with John Laham photographs and an M6