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Adam Monk is one of Australia's best landscape photographers. His images are becoming highly sought after as recognition grows both here in Australia and internationally.
Adam's connection with photography as artistic expression began at a very early age. It has grown into a passion only matched by his passion for travel, which he has done extensively for many years, particularly to the wild parts of Australia. It seemed almost inevitable then that these two great loves should combine; these beautiful landscape photographs of Australia are the final product. Many of his current photographs come from the stunning south-west coast of Western Australia and places such as Kalbarri, Monkey Mia, Karinji national park, Broome, Cape Leveque, the Kimberlies, Kakadu, Darwin, Katherine Gorge, Alice Springs, Uluru, Mc Donald ranges, the Olgas.......
Adam's photographic experience is augmented by 2 years working in a black and white darkroom. He has also done photo-journalistic work in Europe which resulted in a book on the people who live on boats in Holland.
He has travelled extensively in North and Central America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia, all the time taking photographs of course. Adam's philosophy is that the Earth is our mother and that nature is something to be respected and nurtured. This view is reflected in the fact that he doesn't use filters and only uses natural light when taking photographs. He only shoots before dawn, in the early morning and late afternoon and at sunset when colours are more subtle and have more depth and saturation.
The cameras used are a Leica 35mm and a Fuji 6 x 17 cm specialist large format panoramic camera. He uses Fuji Velvia transperancy film exclusively.