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giovedì 29 dicembre 2016

Kenneth McLeod Duncan (born 20 December 1954) Photographer

Ken Duncan

Kenneth McLeod Duncan (nato 20 dic 1954) OAM è un fotografo di Wamberal, Nuovo Galles del Sud, Australia. Egli è considerato uno dei fotografi di paesaggio più acclamati d'Australia, e ha guadagnato riconoscimenti per il suo lavoro pionieristico di paesaggi panoramici e stampe fotografiche in edizione limitata.
Ken Duncan è un cristiano creazionista. Attraverso la sua fotografia vede se stesso come interprete della creazione di Dio, e la dichiarazione di intenti della sua azienda è "Per mostrare la bellezza della creazione di Dio."


Kenneth McLeod Duncan (born 20 December 1954) OAM is a photographer from Wamberal, New South Wales, Australia. He is regarded as one of Australia's most acclaimed landscape photographers, and gained prominence for his pioneering work with panoramic landscapes and limited edition photographic prints. 

Early years

Ken Duncan was born in Mildura, Victoria, on Australia's Murray River, and lived most of his early life in country towns. He became interested in photography in his early teens. After leaving school, he eventually became senior technical representative for Australia's leading photographic supply house. His particular interest with panoramic shots began when the company imported the Widelux camera, which had the ability to produce panoramic shots of his favorite landscapes. In 1981, at the age of 26, he moved to Sydney.


In 1982, he left Sydney to travel around Australia and to photograph its famed landscapes. In five years he produced more than 80,000 images.
Although the panoramic format is considered his most popular, Ken Duncan has also used many other different formats and media. He has produced several books and has been awarded for his work. His first major publication was a pictorial book called The Last Frontier — Australia Wide published in 1987 by Weldon publishers. More than 65,000 copies have been sold.
In the late 1990s he produced a book called America Wide, which features landscapes of many U.S. states. It was completed a few days before the September 11 attacks in 2001. He published a sequel, Spirit of America, in 2006. In 2003 Ken Duncan released 3D Australia — popularizing 3D printing.
On Australia Day (26 January 2009), Ken was honoured nationally when he was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) by the Australian Government for his services to the arts as a landscape photographer and publisher, and for his service to the Central Coast community.


Ken Duncan is a Christian and a creationist. Through his photography he sees himself as an interpreter of God's creation, and the vision statement of his company is "To show the beauty of God's creation."

Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet would vie for most-photographed status in the entire Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Image by Ken Duncan
























Long jetty, Central Coast NSW (Photo: Ken Duncan)

Snow gums, Alpine National Park Victoria (Photo: Ken Duncan)

Brumbies at dawn, Benambra Victoria (Photo: Ken Duncan)

Leopard, Botswana (Photo: Ken Duncan)

Wonder Lake, Denali National Park Alaska (Photo: Ken Duncan)

The Twelve Apostles, Victoria (Photo: Ken Duncan)

Ormiston Gorge, NT (Photo: Ken Duncan)

Petrol bowser, Silverton NSW (Photo: Ken Duncan)

Dreams of Yesterday, Craig's Hut, Victoria, Australia.

...a suivre!


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