Daniel Shipp (b. 1972, Australia) began his career in film and television, where he gradually found himself drawn to light and photography. He is interested in creating images with tangible, emotional narrative, intuitively building emotion into his compositions. Drawing on his interest in traditional cinematic techniques, Shipp’s photographs are driven by visual illusions created by manipulating camera optics rather than by computer. This aesthetic is linked to the conceptual premise of the series, which questions how the natural-world survives or adapts to man’s unstoppable advances.
Shipp received First Class Honours and the University Medal with his Bachelor of Visual Art in Photomedia from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Australia. He was won the International Photography awards in the Fine Art: Still Life category (2015); and was Highly Commended in the Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne (2015). His work is held in private collections locally and abroad.