Often living out of a tent and travelling far into the wilderness at the wheel of an 4WD, Carl Stanley seeks out mountain vistas and rugged shorelines to create uniquely moody images. From camping in -40°C on the Arctic Ocean to the heat of the Australian Outback, he has merged a love of outdoor adventure and photography to expose himself to some of the world’s most striking landscapes.
“I love the challenge of extreme environments and creating images that twist these harsh locations into photography that invokes a sense of mood and calm. For the most part, the weather I shoot in is violent, and to turn these extreme conditions into calming and intriguing works of art brings great satisfaction that drives me to create even more captivating works. No image comes easy, I’m usually looking for high winds, heavy rain or snow or a challenging trek to grab a captivating photo.”