Les purchased his first camera just over a decade ago, it wasn't long before his work was featured in various publications including Landscape Photographer of the Year and Black and White Magazine’s Photographer of the Year.
Other successes include various awards in UK and International photography exhibitions together with solo exhibitions, one of those being at the fashionable Victoria Quarter in Leeds. Recently Les's images were selected for the prestigious London Salon of Photography with an award of a salon medal, accepted in the Association of Photographers Exhibition and at the 152nd Edinburgh International Photographic Exhibition he awarded the blue badge for best author.

Les produces images that portray a personal vision, covering numerous subjects such as landscapes, cityscapes, portraits, fashion, equine, architecture, sport and much more both in colour and monochrome.

Personal achievements for his photography are a first class BA Hons Degree in Photography, an Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS), Excellence of the Federation International Del Art Photographique (EFIAP)and a Distinction of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (DPAGB)

A few snippets of recognition from a small selection of online creative websites that have featured his work;

"Photographer Les Forrester's website is a masterpiece of simple design." - Andrew Gibson in “” article "35 Beautiful Photography websites".

Top 25 photographer portfolios for inspiration – “”
Article by Katy Cown - We often browse through portfolio websites of other photographers and freelancers. I've therefore put together the top 25 photographer portfolios for inspiration. Of course, you may not agree with some of my choices but these are the sites that I love to browse through when I need to feel inspired,
Les Forrester - A Yorkshire photographer who has been featured in various magazines and the book “The Landscape Photographer of the Year” for both 2008 and 2009 which also included the images being displayed at The National Theatre exhibition in London.

The” featured website in – 40 Great Photographer’s Portfolio Websites for Inspiration.

A little extra about Les, originally from Harrogate North Yorkshire, his early years were spent enjoying sport, football and squash were his main passions, along with his wife he also has a love of travel, specially the Far East experiencing the all the senses and cultures it offers, but most of all the enjoyment of their food. Other pleasures in life are simple, along with meal and wine long walks the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.