About

Photography by Darren Lehane


I'm a UK based candid street photographer drawn to the amusing, surreal and WTF moments. I work exclusively in colour and, since 2015, shoot with 28mm lens. Older work before that will have been shot on a 35mm or 50mm Lens.

These days I work exclusively in colour. My focal length of choice is primarily a 28mm, although I will happily use a 35mm or a 50mm if really required.

I was a winning finalist of PDN Street 2016 - as selected by Colin Westerbrook - and a finalist in the San Francisco Street Foto Festival in 2019.

Features, exhibits and accolades




  • 2008 Finalist Curry's Our Lives Competition

  • 2008 Part of Group Exhibit at The Mall Galleries, London

  • 2008 Work Featured in London Time Out Magazine

  • 2008 Work Featured in JPG Magazine

  • 2009 Featured on Londonist Website

  • 2009 Work Featured In The Guardian Weekend Magazine

  • 2009 Part of Group Exhibit in Los Angeles, USA

  • 2010 Work Featured in The Guardian Weekend Magazine

  • 2011 Work Featured in Amateur Photographer Magazine

  • 2012 Images Used in London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremonies

  • 2013 Work Featured in British Airways Magazine

  • 2016 Winning Finalist on PDN Street 2016 (judged by Colin Westerbeck)

  • 2017 Featured in Olympus Passion Magazine

  • 2018 Featured on Urban Street Diving website

  • 2018 Featured in "Street Photography" book - to be published by Acuity Press

  • 2018 Featured Photographer on ISP Collective Instagram



  • 2019 Final 5 Finalist London Photo Show (Spring)

  • 2019 Finalist San Francisco Street Foto Festival - Single Image



Listen to an interview with me about my street photography