Photographer, living in San Francisco.
BA graduate in Fine arts and Drama. Drive-in stalker, fire chaser, magic bus driver, rooftop venue instigator, image appreciator, visual content producer, dreamer and glass half full whiskey drinker.
I am captivated by the tension between dramatic and astounding beauty in the landscape and the results of our presence within it.
My work is documentary in intent but I am not a disconnected observer.
I like my pictures to tell stories, to reach beyond the “document”, to seek an imagined truth and act as meditative material for further rumination.
I feel an affinity to nature, in general, but especially to my own Land and respond to it as a tribute to the pieces of earth that I grew up on, my ancestry and the larger South African Landscape.
I am accustomed to and yet continually amazed by the unique dichotomy that is Johannesburg. It’s an incongruous relationship built on curiosity that, while drawing me in visually, frightens me for its future.
I use my photography in an attempt to connect, to ground myself and see how I belong and where I am heading ….even if it is not 'picturesque' but somehow ties together my experience of this city as a living growing and strange entity.
STEVEN MANOLAKIS is an American-born, Sydney-based fine art photographer. He first discovered his love for photography after moving to Australia at the young age of 18, where he began to develop and refine his own distinctive artistic style.
The intent of his artwork is to stimulate the affective components of his audience by permitting them to attribute personal meaning to each image. He believes art speaks to each person on an individual level, and does not wish to ascribe his own bias to his work.
Steven’s most recent creative compositions are concerned with the aesthetics of topography, particularly from an aerial viewpoint. The spontaneous and evolutionary arrangement of contours and hues which comprise earth’s geographical framework constitute the essence of his subject matter, and form the most mesmeric abstract illustrations.
An adventure seeker attracted to the outdoors, he is always on the lookout for the world's most beautiful landscapes. His passions for travel have already taken him through the great Himalayas in Nepal, the Sahara Desert in Morocco, and to other great places such as Jordan, Israel, Iceland, Spain, UAE, New Zealand, and Australia.
Craig is a Sydney based photographer with a background as a print maker and graphic designer.
After working in Design for a decade in Australia and the UK, Craig returned to an early love of photography
and has been recognised for both his commercial and personal projects, with several accolades internationally and nationally and he has been exhibited internationally and nationally.
Craig most enjoys the opportunity photography gives him to focus his attention on the smaller details giving them a new perspective. He documents the beautifully dirty, decayed, and hidden, the graphic, fun and unexpected among other things.
I am a photographer living in beautiful Perth, Western Australia. My first foray into photography was taking my first Kodak Instamatic on a trip to Africa when I was 11 and I was a bit hooked. But like 99% of us, have found
so many other aspects of life more dominating, so wasn't able to apply my love for it as much as I'd like. But over the recent few years, I've decided to make the leap and put a big focus on advancing my love for photography and start my own photographic business.
I've had some accolades awarded to me by Australian Photography in 2015 & 2017, awarding my Landscape, Black&White and Nature entries as Highly Commended and Commended. Also in 2017, I was awarded Top 10 Emerging Photographers by Capture Mag in their Photographer of the Year's Art category.
My personal favourite style of photography is landscape and travel (combining two loves is a real bonus). But more recently I am enjoying pushing the boundaries between photography and art, with a particular emphasis on movement in imagery and especially that of the ocean, of which we are so blessed with here in Australia. And my other newfound love is aerial photography. I recently purchased a DJI Phantom 4 drone, which is a lot of fun to play with. This aerial vantage point for photography opens up a whole new way of capturing at the extraordinary beauty of Mother Earth.
Después de darle muchas vueltas a la fotografía, al fin encontré en 2.015 en la fotografía de calle y en la documental, las que más me apasionaban. Desde entonces no puedo dejar de hacer fotos.