Born and raised in Melbourne, Victoria, Scott Leggo has long had a passion for the outdoors, combined with a keen spirit of adventure. He combines these as a landscape photographer to capture unique photos of the Australian landscape. Driven by a love of travel and a desire to never stop exploring, his photographs capture outdoor locations in stunning light, conveying strong emotional connections to his worldwide audiences. He travels extensively, seeking to immerse himself in the environment he photographs - regularly enduring mother nature's worst weather to capture the true heart and soul of a location. Often camped out for multiple nights in the backcountry in the depths of winter snow, Scott is known for his commitment, patience and single-minded pursuit of photographs that convey the magic and energy of the outdoor locations he photographs. The end result is expressive images that capture the beauty of the Australian landscape like few others.
Scott is recognised as one of Australia’s leading landscape photographers. He is the recipient of over 100 international and Australian awards including Landscape Photographer of the Year and Professional Photographer of the Year titles. Scott’s pre-eminent photographic skills have been recognised by his peers, having been awarded the title of Master of Photography by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). His artwork is sought after by individuals, businesses and collectors alike. His clients include some of Australia’s leading companies and Government departments. Scott’s photographic prints are the face of Australia in Australian embassies overseas, hotels, medical practices, company boardrooms and offices.
Beyond photography, Scott’s background is as diverse as his photographs of the Australian landscape. Scott has worked as a management consultant with some of the world’s top management consulting firms. He has been a trusted business advisor to senior executives in government and the private sector in Australia and overseas seeking his advice on international relations and strategy development. He is a former Australian diplomat and Air Force Officer and has seen wartime service. He has brought the discipline, attention to detail, meticulous planning and overseas experience gained during his previous careers to his photography.
As a result of his travels and his life experiences, Scott is an advocate for optimising performance in all aspects of life and the contribution individuals and businesses can make to a more sustainable world. Scott is an active participant in the business community and, where possible, uses his photography to bring attention to environmental issues and to help education and conservation efforts in this regard.
Scott operates his business and gallery in Canberra, Australia’s national capital alongside his wife and two children.