I studied Architecture at Sydney University, later setting up my own architectural practice. At school, I had majored in Art for my HSC and was among those who had no idea what they might do to earn a living as an adult. My art teacher at the time suggested studying Architecture or Industrial Design.
During my architectural studies I had the opportunity to learn how to develop and print my own black and white film photographs. I saw the camera as a device to record information for my architectural career, rather than a device to create works of art. I relied on my sketching and drawing skills to capture landscapes, and study the world around me.
It wasn’t until my wife discovered landscape photography a few years ago, that my interest in landscape photography as an art form was ignited. Capturing, refining and distilling the essence of place was something I aimed for in my Architectural work. It seemed this approach was one I could continue into my photography. The challenge of seeing with fresh eyes is one I enjoy. I aim to capture atmosphere and mood in my landscapes, as it would be through this process that a connection with the viewer could be more readily established.
Australian Photography Magazine Awards 2018
Runner up in the Photographer of The Year Landscape Category
Proify International Awards 2018
Honorable mention and overall third place
Better Photography Magazine Photo of The Year 2018
Winner of the Classic Landscape Category
Focus Awards 2018
Photographer of The Year
Australian Photography Magazine Awards 2017
Photograph of The Year Award for the aerial image “The Wave”
Siena International Photo Awards 2018
Honorable Mention in the Beauty of Nature Category
Exhibited at Gaffa Gallery with Wanderlust Imagery
ARTIST'S SIGNATURE IMAGES(Available for purchase within Selected/Collected Works sections)
An image that offers the best of Iceland. The iconic Kirkjufell Mountain with a dancing Aurora. The ribbons of the Aurora glow and ebb, roll and twist illuminating the features below with a mysterious green glow. A walk beyond the waterfalls will find still waters where the reflections of Kirkjufell can be found.
A two hour drive from Abu Dhabi into the empty quarter or Rub Al Khali finds the world’s largest uninterrupted sand mass, where the dunes roll and fold their way to the horizon. The light in the desert is harsh, with details burnt out in the daylight hours. This image was taken before sunrise, with the pre dawn light sheeting across the faces of the dunes, highlighting the landscape and details of the ripples in the wind blown sand. A colour version of the image won the Classic Landscape Category of Better Photography Magazine Photo of The Year 2018, and an Honorable Mention and overall third place in Proify International Awards 2018.
Dancing in the Mist
The golden glow of the sky and silvery reflections of the sea provide an ethereal setting for a walk along the beach at sunset. The warm ocean waters assist by providing a misty salt laden atmosphere
to shroud the long shadows and landscape silhouettes. I have used a long exposure to emphasise the continuous movement of the waves and the salty sea breeze.
Lady of Snaefellsnes
Our first trip to Iceland was in late summer, where we found a combination of thick spongy moss and a heather carpet covering the lava fields and black volcanic rock outcrops. A stop by the side of the road and a short walk found a landscape where the figure of a reclining female form could be seen in the craggy peaks that ran above us. The storm clouds rolling by provided an ever changing pattern of light. The image received an Honorable Mention in the Beauty of Nature Category of the Siena International Photo Awards 2018.
We headed out before dawn aiming to capture the soft morning light on Lake St Clair in Tasmania, but were greeted with a heavy damp fog. Pressing on we walked to our chosen location with condensation gradually covering our camera gear and tripods. The cold morning damp was chilling to the bone. Sunrise ended up a non event as the cloud cover was thick, and the promised colour had no chance to develop. As we packed up, the fog started to lift, but rather than clearing, the cover provided a narrow corridor for the morning light to skim the surface of the lake. The light was quite theatrical, providing a strong sidelight to feature the old pump house in the residual misty gloom.
Black sand flat
An early start and short drive along the ring road of Iceland found the dramatic sunrise landscape expected at Stocksness, shrouded in fog with a stormy cloud filled sky. Rather than wasting the early start, and being greeted by low tide I chose to walk through the dunes of the tidal sand flat. The black sand was coarse with low lying water providing a sheen that reflected the light of the dramatic sky above. Despite a lengthy wait, the shroud of Vestrahorn did not lift.
The hidden landscape would be revealed on a future visit. The image received a second placing in the Landscape Category of the annual Focus Photographers Awards.
ARTIST'S SELECTED WORKS
Alpine Mist – Timothy Moon
Angel Place – Timothy Moon
Black sand flat – Timothy Moon
Bruny Island scallops – Timothy Moon
Burnt Scrub – Timothy Moon
Dancing in the Mist – Timothy Moon
Grass tree – Timothy Moon
Grindlewald Light – Timothy Moon
Kirkjufell Aurora – Timothy Moon
Lady of Snaefellsnes – Timothy Moon
Lake Eyre – Timothy Moon
Long Reef palette – Timothy Moon