Best of Best 2020 / Photography / Landscape

Beautiful Australia

  • Prize
    Best of Best in Landscape / Photography
  • Company
  • Lead
    Steven Manolakis

Steven’s most recent creative composition endeavours to accentuate and make intimate the aesthetics of Australian topography. The uncanny synthesis of rock, soil and sea have created the most exquisite composite of landscape photography, consolidating texture, contour and colour seamlessly together as a painter’s brush strokes onto canvas. Each photo stands as an invitation to the observer to apprehend the profound beauty and mystery of Australia’s vast plains, arid deserts and salty seas.

Steven Manolakis is a photographer based in Sydney. His images of Australian landscapes photographed from above provide a unique view of what lies surrounding us. Since he began shooting in 2018, Steven has earned over 100 international photography awards, commendations, nominations, and honourable mentions. Most notably, he was a finalist in the 2020 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year, part of the Official Selection in the 2022 International Photography Awards, and awarded Remarkable Artwork in the 2022 Siena Awards.