What I do

I believe photography, and artistic endeavour as a whole is about portraying a scene in ways that people recognise, but at the same time, have never witnessed before. Anyone develop an image of a scene, but I want to show the world what I can create in ways that are unique and yet completely relatable to other people who have witnessed the same scene.

Crafting most of my photography requires careful planning and patience, which from a glance of the result can seem simple, however I cannot control the weather, the light, and the majority of subjects I take photos of are immovable. I carefully weigh all of these factors into creating my art and the result are my numerous award-winning creations.

Along with my global trekking, I have been running my Adelaide wedding photography business SvenStudios since 2010. Wedding photography has been fantastic for me as I really enjoy the experience of covering people’s weddings. stevenduncanart.com was developed to showcase my more artistic works

Education and Awards

As an active member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) in South Australia, I actively enter my work for consideration in various industry awards, garnering ‘award winning’ status each year since I joined the organisation. I have been rather successful during my past three years of active professional photography, garnering the prestigious title of ‘award winning’ through not only domestic industry awards, but also international.

I have also recently been conferred the honour of being an Associate of the AIPP which shows my work is of a consistently very high standard.

My education consists of a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Multimedia with the University of South Australia, and a Certificate IV in Photoimaging with the TAFE of SA. I also hold the qualifications of a Masters degree in teaching and a Diploma in Computer and Information Technology.

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Countries Visited

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Awards Won

AWARDS

2016 – Silver with Distinction Award ‘Landscape’ category, Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2016 – Silver Award ‘Landscape’ category, Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2016 – Gold Award ‘Landscape’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2016 – Silver Award ‘Landscape’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2016 – Silver Award ‘Landscape’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2016 – Silver Award ‘Landscape’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2016 – Silver Award ‘Science’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2016 – Silver Award ‘Science’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2016 – Silver Award ‘Science’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2016 – Silver Award ‘Science’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2015 – Gold Award ‘Science, Wildlife & Wild Places’ category, Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2015 – Silver Award ‘Science, Wildlife & Wild Places’ category, Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2015 – Silver Award ‘Science, Wildlife & Wild Places’ category, Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2015 – Silver Award ‘Science’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2015 – Silver Award ‘Science’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2015 – Silver Award ‘Science’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2015 – Silver Award ‘Landscape’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2015 – Silver Award ‘Landscape’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2014 – Silver Award ‘Landscape’ category, Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2014 – Silver Award ‘Illustrative’ category, Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2014 – Silver with distinction Award  ‘Contemporary Photographic Art’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2014 – Silver Award ‘Travel’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2014 – Silver Award ‘Travel’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2013 – Silver Award ‘Travel’ category, Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2013 – Silver Award ‘Wedding’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2013 – Silver Award ‘Travel’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2013 – Silver Award ‘Illustrative’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2013 – Silver Award ‘Illustrative’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2012 – Silver Award ‘Travel’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2012 – Silver Award ‘Fine Art’ category, Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2011 – Silver Award ‘Landscape’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2011 – Silver Award ‘Landscape’ category, Creative Asia Awards
2011 – Silver Award ‘Creative Flair’ category, Better Photography Awards
2011 – Bronze Award ‘Landscape’ category, Better Photography Awards
2010 – Gold Award ‘Science and Nature’ category, Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2010 – Silver Award ‘Illustrative’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2010 – Bronze Award ‘The Built Environment’ category, International Pano Awards
2010 – Bronze Award ‘Nature’ category, International Pano Awards
2009 – Silver Award ‘Landscape’ category, International Aperture Awards
2009 – Silver Award ‘Landscape’ category, International Aperture Awards
2009 – Silver Award ‘Science and Nature’ category, International Aperture Awards
2009 – Silver with Distinction Award ‘Landscape’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2009 – Silver Award ‘Landscape’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2009 – Silver Award ‘Landscape’ category, Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2008 – Silver Award ‘Illustrative’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2008 – Silver Award ‘Illustrative’ category, International Aperture Awards

SPECIAL COMMENDATIONS

2016 – Landscape Photographer of the year, South Australian Institute for Professional Photography
2016 – Finalist ‘Science’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2014 – ‘Associate’ honour bestowed for consistent high standard of work, Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2014 – Finalist ‘Contemporary Photographic Art’ category, South Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2013 – Highly Commended ‘Community Relations’ category, Australian Government ‘Arts in Asia’ Awards
2013 – 5-star rating of excellence, EasyWeddings.com
2009 – 3rd highest scoring image ‘Landscape’ category, International Aperture Awards
2009 – 4th highest scoring image ‘Science and Nature’ category, International Aperture Awards

ACADEMIC STUDIES

2010 – Masters of Teaching (JP/P), Flinders University
2010 – Certificate IV in Photo Imaging, South Australian Institute of TAFE
2006 – Bachelor of Arts, with majors in Multimedia and Japanese, University of South Australia
2003 – Diploma of Computing and Information Technology, South Australian Institute of Business and Technology

EXHIBITIONS

2014 – The ‘Real’ Japan, Onkaparinga council ‘Shimmer Photographic Biennial’
2014 – 1:1 Collective SALA exhibition
2014 – SA AIPP Professional Photography Awards exhibition
2014 – SA AIPP Creative Photography Awards exhibition
2010 – After Dark Exhibition, Vermont Photo Space Gallery, Vermont, USA
2010 – Canon AIPP Travelling Exhibition, Australia wide
2010 – Royal Adelaide show, Adelaide Showgrounds, South Australia
2009 – Infinite Possibilities, O’halloran Hill Bruce Wilson gallery, South Australia
2009 – Royal Adelaide show, Adelaide Showgrounds, South Australia

PUBLICATIONS

2014 – Onkaparinga council, ‘Shimmer’ festival catalogue
2013 – Duncan, Steven, Kizuna program 2012, by order of the AFS
2011 – Photographer’s Forum – Best of College Photography, 2011 Edition, USA
2010 – Duncan, Steven, ELTF Japan 2010, Click on Print publishing, by order of the Australian Department of Education
2010 – Windows 100% Magazine, December 2010 Issue, Japan
2010 – Digital Photography Magazine, October 2010 Issue 101, UK
2010 – Australian Institute of Professional Photography, Canon AIPP APPA Awards Book
2009 – Australian Institute of Professional Photography, Canon AIPP APPA Awards Book
2009 – TAFE SA, Art & Design Resource guide 2009, DG International Media
2009 – Duncan, Steven, The best of Steven Duncan 2009
2008 – Duncan, Steven, Photographic works of Steven Duncan 2008