Born in Darwin, Australia in 1957, Leon Morris is a multi-award winning photojournalist who has spent over 30 years exploring his passion for the roots of contemporary music. 15 years after walking away from one of the most promising photography careers in the United Kingdom, Leon has decided to bring his collection of music images into the public eye.
In the early 1980s Leon spent time in San Francisco, where he gained invaluable experience working as a journalist, photographer and designer for local magazines. He joined a local photography collective, helping Leon develop from an aspiring professional to an emerging artist and craftsman. San Francisco was also the city where Leon began to systematically document live music, photographing whoever was playing in town from Frank Zappa to Grace Jones, and John Prine to New Order.