Ken Ball has been behind a camera for 50 years since his parents gave him a Box Brownie when he was a young boy.  He then thought the photography process was “magic” – being able to record images on 620 film and then print them in his parent’s laundry cum darkroom.

He started his career early as a press photographer for regional and metropolitan newspapers in NSW and then as a photojournalist covering the Vietnam War.  After the war he spent two decades in South East Asia and traveling the globe with his trusty Nikon film cameras.

In the year 2000 he traded the hard-edged realism of his early career in photojournalism for the softer, more ethereal qualities of his forays into fine art photography. For Ken, the legacy of impressionist masters such as Cezanne, Monet and Pissarro is ever-present, and an obvious influence in his recent works. One art collector described him as “Monet with a camera”. 

He now lectures in fine art photography around Australia and New Zealand and actively exhibits in Australia and North America. Ken has published seven books on photography in the last six years.

Ken Ball