Damian Seagar

Damian Seagar

Sydney, Erskineville, Australia

About Damian Seagar

I am a 38-year-old New Zealander from Wellington, now living in Sydney, Australia for 11 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

The Other Art Fair; Group Exhibition, October 2019, Barangaroo, Sydney

The Other Art Fair; Group Exhibition, August 2018, Kensington, Melbourne

The Other Art Fair; Group Exhibition, March 2018, Eveleigh, Sydney

RAW Artist Showcase: Group Exhibition, November 2017, Campsie, Sydney

A Quiet Continent: Solo Exhibition, August 2016, m2 Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney