ABOUT DAVID TAYLOR

David is based in Albury in Southern NSW.

He is the former owner of the Pooginook Merino stud at Jerilderie Southern NSW. The Taylors operated the Pooginook business for three generations from 1912 to 2007. The stud and property were sold in August 2007 to Paraway Pastoral Company.

During David’s time at Pooginook he was well known for his practical land management and stockman ship.

David shoots his images from a four-seater Glasair Sportsman, a tail dragger ideally suited to bush flying.

A STATEMENT BY DAVID

The photography is centred on the natural, incarcerating the energy of our changing land. It is an attempt to capture the beauty of the Australian landscape for an aerial perspective.

The vitality and the sheer rawness of the landscape draws you into its unique void; the relentless chaotic weather patterns of thousands of years have resulted in surreal textures and layers of colours and patterns.

The lure of the outback is constant. It is the voice. The vastness of our wilderness is vital for our spirit and creativity. The wilderness keeps calling and this calling is forever in your Being. One cannot escape. It is like an irresistible lover.

While living and working with nature and livestock, one develops a keen connection with the land based on many years of observing and working with the vagaries of Nature. Nature in its quirkiness has the power to enrich our souls.

David has developed a strong spiritual connection with the land, through decades of observation and working with nature.

“I love the peace, the colours, nature and the sheer rawness of the landscape. Relentless chaotic weather patterns over thousands of years has resulted in the surreal”

“Much of our finest art is surpassed by nature.  This is the privilege I hope to share with you.”

DAVID’S EXHIBITIONS

2010: GIGS Gallery Wodonga ~ “A Timeless Land”.

2012: Wodonga Art Space ~ “Land Matters” A collaborative exhibition with acclaimed photographer Richard Janson.

October 2015: GIGS Gallery Wodonga ~ Hume Weir Exhibition “Shooting at Shadows”.

June to July 2016: Lavington Library Museum ~ Hume Weir Exhibition “Shooting at Shadows”.

8th December to 8th January 2017: MAMA Gallery in Albury ~ Kati Thanda/Lake Eyre – A collaborative exhibition with my son Rowand.

DAVID’S EVENTS

David has won acclaim for his images of outback lakes including Torrens, Frome, Eyre and Tyrrell.

Also included are the Cooper Creek, Diamantina and Warburton rivers, and Toko Range.

Selected images were published in 2011 in the books, Desert Channels and Desert Lakes.

David’s photos are hanging in many private collections in Australia, China, UK and USA

A work depicting Lake Gregory, in the western Tanami desert, hangs in the Nevada Museum of Art, USA.

Outback Magazine (April Quarter 2016) has published an article including photos on David’s artistic contribution as an aerial photographer.