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Heikki Leis (b. 1973) was born in Tartu, Estonia. 
He graduated from Tartu Art Grammar School and later masonry and sculpture faculty in Tartu Art School in 1991.
He works as a freelance artist since 2000. Heikki does mostly hyper realistic pen and pencil drawings and also sculpture.
Since 2004 he is also an avid photographer and takes part in exhibitions. 
His biggest passion is analogue photography, he uses both mid- and large format cameras.
The project that took the longest time, the most effort and has also become the most famous is his series of molds called "Afterlife". A book by the same name, consisting of photographs from the series was also published in 2017.

Awards & Honors

2021 2nd place analog /portrait category in  International Photography Awards, Ney York, USA
2019 Addo Vabbe art price 2019, Tartu, Estonia 
2019 "Post truth-era" 1st place analog/film fine art in International Photography Awards, Ney York, USA
2017  Pentax Portrait Photo of the Year 2017, 1st Prize, Tallinn, Estonia
2013  Pentax Portrait Photo of the Year 2013, 3rd Prize, Tallinn, Estonia
2010  Pentax Portrait Photo of the Year 2010, 2nd Prize, Tallinn, Estonia