David Tatnall is renowned for his luminous images of the Australian wilderness landscape. His photographs have achieved iconic status as emblems of successful Australian nature conservation battles.

He is an authority on large format film photography, as well as low-tech (pinhole) photography, exhibiting in both formats. He most commonly uses a 4x5 field camera or large format lensless pinhole cameras, hand-made from gleaned materials.

He has refined his darkroom technique over 30 years of practice and is known for high quality hand-produced silver gelatin photographs.

David has photographed landscapes in Australia, Nepal, India, Bolivia, Peru, Cambodia and Antarctica. Local landscapes include Merri Creek and East Gippsland and the broader South Eastern Australian region. His work is held in the National Gallery of Victoria, the State Library of Victoria, the Monash Gallery of Art, the Australian Embassy Washington USA, and many regional galleries and private collections throughout Australia.

He has been awarded a Life Time Contribution Award by Parks Victoria, and an Honorary Life Membership of the Victorian National Parks Association for his lasting influence on nature conservation in Victoria through photography.

David Tatnall is Artist In Residence to several school campuses, and conducts regular workshops in large format & pinhole photography.


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