Andrew Gregory

To capture images that display the special qualities of the landscape it’s necessary to become intimate with the land. To stay in a location until you understand it’s subtleties, to live outdoors, to sense the essence of weather, light and mood. Occasionally I manage to experience the exhilaration of being in an exceptional place when magic happens, when the sky and all around me glows and the whole world seems to hold it’s breath.” ?


A passionate photographer since his school days, Andrew spent some time travelling overseas after studying photography at Sydney College of the Arts (BA Visual Arts) but returned to Australia where he was willingly lured by the huge expanses of Western Australia and the prospect of photographing stunningly beautiful remote landscapes.

After a surfing accident where he almost lost his sight Andrew decided to pursue his love of photography and began journeying widely around Australia, seeking out and photographing parts of the country that the majority of people never see.
His photography has won many awards and he has achieved the status of Master of Photography (M.Photog) awarded by the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP). He is highly skilled in photography, writing and filmmaking.

Andrew’s career has been a continuous adventure. He has climbed high altitude summits in Pakistan’s Karakoram and hiked the entire length of the Biafo and Hispar glaciers – the world’s longest continuous ice corridor.

In Australia he has taken DNA samples off whale sharks on Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef, surveyed mountains in the Deserts, journeyed into Lake Eyre, kayaked down wild rivers, camped on remote islands and taken extended hikes into wilderness areas. He has travelled extensively and there are few parts of Australia that he hasn’t seen.

His images and stories have been widely published and regularly feature in Australian Geographic, including the Australian Geographic Panorama Calendars (2005, 2008, 2010, 2012) and Qantas Magazine.

He spends his time on assignment for journals such as Australian Geographic, Qantas, Outdoor, and Outback and on commercial and travel assignments both in Australia and overseas. He has contributed to many books. His book Colours of Australia (2005)(2007) is a large format book of Australian Landscapes published by Australian Geographic. The book represents ten years of work during which Andrew explored and photographed remote areas from all over Australia.
 
Andrew has also been involved in numerous expeditions and in 2007 received the Australian Geographic Spirit of Adventure Award for his Kayak expedition down the Negri and Ord Rivers in search of the lost crocodiles.