David Evans is a Lonely Planet travel, landscape and commercial photographer and travel writer, and a Master of Photography who creates images of high fidelity, depth and substance.

He started photographing in the 90’s, on the watershed of the golden age of film and the shiny, glittering age of the pixel.

For many years, his philosophy of painting with light to create an image kept him happily the old school, maintaining until recently a preference for medium and large format film.

This is ‘slow photography’…the layering of a series of moments together to create an otherwise un-created and un-recognized image. His images frequently have an ethereal quality, a result of slow film and long shutter speeds ranging from seconds to hours. Darkness is the canvas. Slowly and carefully the light is allowed to bleed through onto the film…the light received by the camera rather than ‘shot’ or ‘captured’. It records the layering of time.

Moving with the times however, David is now using medium format digital capture to marry with advanced printing technology for the reproduction of his high fidelity recordings.

David’s motivation is to remind us that wild, untamed and sublime places are critical elixirs in life…and through travel, nature, observation and art, we find clarity.

– AIPP Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015
– AIPP Highest Scoring Image, Canon Australian Professional Photography Awards 2015
– Represented Australia at the World Photographic Cup 2015
– South Australian AIPP Professional Photographer of the Year 2006 & 2009
– Master of Photography I (Australian Institute of Professional Photography), Accredited Professional Photographer
– Proudly supported by Epson Australia, Pentax Australia, Vanguard Australia and Triple Scoop Music
– Curator of The EPSON International Pano Awards
– Co-curator of The International Landscape Photographer of the Year
– Author of The Face of Australia, The Face of New Zealand & Australia: Facing the South
– Represented by Getty Images/Lonely Planet, Panoramic Images, Trademark Fine Art USA and Great Big Photos USA

Image: Ayesha Cyna