Daniel Shipp Statement

Artist Statement
Daniel creates fine art photographs in addition to his editorial and commercial career. He is most well known for ‘Botanical Inquiry’, his atmospheric series of constructed scenes depicting everyday plants against a backdrop of urban environments.

He has had solo shows at Saint Cloche and Adelaide Perry galleries in Sydney, and notably was part of “Antipodean Inquiry’ a group show representing Australian and New Zealand Australian artists at Yavuz Gallery in Singapore. In 2017 ‘Botanical Inquiry’ won first place in the Fine Art category of the Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards, resulting in exposure to a large international audience for his work.

His work has also featured as a finalist in the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography award, and the Bowness Prize 2015, gaining a high commendation for the latter. Early in his career he was awarded the Phototechnica Award for New Australian Photo-Artist of the Year. Daniel began his career in film and television, where he gradually found himself drawn to his interest in light and photography. At 24 years of age he began studying Photomedia at Sydney College of the Arts, graduating with an honors degree in Bachelor Visual Arts and the University medal.

He was born in Sydney, Australia and after several years living between Montreal, Toronto and Sydney Daniel is now settled in his Sydney studio.

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