GLENN McKimmin’s arrival on the Australian photographic landscape heralds the beginning of an exciting new chapter in image-making.
At just 36, Glenn is one of a new breed of emerging photographers – a member of the up-and-coming generation taking his craft to the eager masses being spawned by the digital revolution.
A relative newcomer to photography, Glenn is already a multi-award winner who in 2009 was nominated in Capture magazine’s “Australia’s Top Photographers” awards. In 2007 and 2008 respectively he was the winner of three Australian Institute of Professional Photography Silver Awards. In 2011 Glenn was also awarded 2 silver & 1 bronze awards for his landscape work. Glenn’s work has also appeared alongside some of the country’s best photographers in a book branding Australia’s dairy industry – Spirit of Australian Dairy – Portraits and Lifestyles. In 2011 Glenn was published again in another book alongside Ken Duncan, titled - Coastal Paradise Revealed.
He is also an enthusiastic ambassador for making photography accessible to all, regularly sharing his skills in a variety of photographic workshops through his education business Fotoworkshops. Glenn is also the proud owner of one of Australia’s best printing and framing companies, Created for Life. Created for Life is the market leader in printing and framing and Glenn is always looking to share his vast knowledge on this industry to assist any aspiring photographers.
The nephew of world-renowned landscape photographer and panoramic pioneer Ken Duncan, Glenn has been lucky enough to travel around the world with his uncle, learning just what it takes to capture beautiful moments in time.
He has also had the fortune of sharpening his skills alongside some of the nation’s other top photographers, including David Oliver and Leo Meier – artists who have opened Glenn’s eyes to the multitude of photographic styles and helped him develop his own.
Glenn spent his younger years around the NSW North Coast and the Gold Coast, where he studied photography at school. But it wasn’t until he visited a professional photographic lab about 10 years ago that his passion was re-ignited. A period as Ken Duncan’s assistant followed – an enviable role for a budding photographer. During this time, Glenn travelled extensively throughout Australia and the world with his uncle, learning and living the life of a professional photographer. The pair covered destinations as diverse as Abu Dhabi, Syria, Nashville and California, to Broome and the Twelve Apostles.
I have been greatly influenced by the people I have worked with, and each and every one has left a lasting impression on my style. I owe deep gratitude to Ken Duncan and the many other top professional photographers who have openly shared their talents with me. But I also want to pay tribute to every photographer, be they big or small, professional or amateur – for in such a dynamic industry, I believe there are lessons to be learnt from every level.
The photographic industry is experiencing an exciting time of new growth and I feel very lucky to be part of it, doing what I love. I hope my images inspire you, and encourage you to follow your dreams too.
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