About Damian Seagar

I am a 35-year-old New Zealander from Wellington, and have lived in Sydney for 9 years.
I am passionate about film photography, and capturing the Australian landscape in all it’s harshness and beauty, often in the same frame.

I love to create images which are simple and uncluttered; which have an inherent beauty with their composition, dream-like quality, and minimal colour or grey palette. My wish is that they are pleasant and restful to look at, and somewhere peaceful and quiet to dwell for a time.
Film is a wonderful medium for creating images that appear slightly other-worldly and magical, with its beautiful natural grain and naturalistic colour palette.

I want to take the viewer to places around Australia they would not think to go otherwise. This is the reason I love to travel in the way I do; most of my favourite images are from places on roads not necessarily leading toward anywhere important. Often the most pleasing subjects and situations are not always famous geographic features and national parks, but everyday back-country roads and lanes, and dusty old streets in small forgotten towns.

I love stark and moody landscapes, interesting light, and wide-open spaces.

Exhibitions

A Quiet Continent: Solo Exhibition, August 2016, m2 Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney
RAW Artist Showcase: Group Exhibition, November 2017, Campsie, Sydney