Kenneth Leaf is originally from Minneapolis Minnesota. In 1988 he moved to California. The relocation to California was by motorcycle and he spent 30 days exploring the rockies and the American southwest. The combination of the vibrant beauty of these places along with direct exposure to the elements on the motorcycle had a profound effect on his life Upon arriving in California he began to study photography first in Los Angeles and later continued his studies in San Francisco. He then expanded his studies with both printmaking and stone carving.

The desire to travel has stayed with kenneth over the years and he has explored and photographed extensively in Peru, Spain and Turkey. In recent years, Kenneth has come full circle to further explore the landscapes in the southwestern states of the U.S.