As an award winning professional architectural and landscape photographer, Ian understands the importance of space, the elegance of design and the impact of strong visual images.
Ian is adept at collaborating with designers and architects, he knows the value of collaboration, and likes to surround himself with well respected creative individuals and established strategic thinkers. His understanding of the design process is a great aid in facilitating the clear identification of the project's aims and ensures an accurate actualisation of these project goals. His long experience and deep knowledge of photography allows him to quickly realise the vision of his client's creative. He believes that to do something he truly loves is a privilege, and therefore continually strives for creative excellence through consultation, collaboration and detailed execution.
2013 NSW Travel Photographer of The Year - Finalist.
2012 NSW Commercial Photographer of The Year (AIPP): Runner Up.
2012 Canon Australian Professional Photography Awards (AIPP): 2 x Silver Awards.
2012 Epson NSW Professional Photography Awards: 1 x Silver Distinction; 2 x Silver Awards.
2011 Canon Australian Professional Photography Awards (AIPP): 3 x Silver Awards.
2011 Epson NSW Professional Photography Awards: 1 x Silver Distinction; 3 x Silver Awards.
2010 Capture Magazine Australia's 2010 top Photographer: Nominated photographer
2010 AAIPP HONOUR - Associateship
2010 Canon Australian Professional Photography Awards (AIPP): 2 Silver Awards.
2010 Epson SA Professional Photography Awards (SAIPP): 1 x Silver Distinction: 2 x Silver Awards.
2009 Canon Australian Professional Photography Awards (AIPP): 3 x Silver Awards.
2009 SA Professional Photography Awards (SAIPP): 1 x Silver Distinction: 2 x Silver Awards.
2009 CREATE's Image Quest competition: Finalist
2008 Canon Australian Professional Photography Awards (AIPP): 3 Silver Awards.
2008 Epson SA Professional Photography Awards (SAIPP): 1 x Silver Distinction: 4 x Silver Awards.
2008 International Aperture Awards: 3 x Bronze Awards.
2007 Epson SA Professional Photography Awards (SAIPP): 1 x Silver Distinction: 2 x Silver Awards.
2004 Hasselblad Austrian Super Circuit, Linz: 2 x Accepted Author.
2013 Dulux Colour Awards Finalist - Pets Carnival
2013 KidSpot Best of Awards as voted by mums - finalist
2012 Sydney Design Awards; Category Winner - Design Retailer (more than 5 shops)
2012 Sydney Design Awards Winner- Breadtop more than 5 shops.
2012 Sydney Design Awards Finalist- Breadtop Hornsby
2012 Sydney Design Awards Finalist- Breadtop Bankstown2012 KidSpot Best of Awards as voted by mums - finalist
2012 AusMumpreneur awards - finalist (Emerging Mumpreneur & People's Choice Best Eco Friendly Business)
What people are saying…
Daniella - Campaign Manager | LUXOTTICA
Cannot thank you and your team enough for all the hard work! Its paid off! Our campaign results have been amazing and such a great team effort! All the best and looking forward to another busy year ahead together.
Tim - Art Director | SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
These are awesome! sorry, I didn't phrase that very well... these shots are REALLY BLOODY AWESOME!!! There are two more shots that I absolutely love and have such wonderful textures, don't know if we'll be able to use it as well as the other images but if we do it'd probably end up a cover shot - I just think it's fantastic. Either way I am more than happy with the shots I have selected, so really well done.
Your studio has previously done some work for our projects which we were very pleased with - thank you! We have now a few national projects we would like to commission you for.
Ross - Headmaster | ST JOSEPH’S COLLEGE
St Joseph’s College has used Ian Carlson on numerous occasions, his work has been of the highest standard as has his professionalism in dealing with the College. The images he has produced have been used extensively in publications and promotions. On numerous occasions the College has been asked about the source of our images and on any such occasion we have recommended Ian.
Rebecca - Owner/Director | yachtandboat.com.au
Ian Carlson Photography has been commissioned by us for several marine and corporate assignments over the years, we find his work is revealing, honest and exciting. Ian is a consummate professional and talented artist who continues to deliver technical and artistic perfection without compromise. The unique perspective and quality of work Ian delivers has ensured us enormous success with each collaboration.
Emma- Marketing | MCCABE
That looks incredible! Great work, what a result – I am really happy with the photos. Thank you.
Irwin - Partner | CHROMATIX
I believe you've done some work for a client we're also working with, the shots are lovely. I've commended our client on the architecture photos, your shots just make it come alive that little bit more. Well done.