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Dane Beesley

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Nationality  Australian
Known for  Photographer,

Name  Dane Beesley
Role  Photographer
Dane Beesley

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Dane Beesley (born 1978) is an Australian photographer. He has created photography books; exhibited widely; and his photographs are held in public and private collections. Using the family basement as a darkroom, he began taking pictures from an early age but when he purchased an enormous jumble of old cameras and photography equipment from a deceased estate, he started experimenting.


Dane Beesley

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Dane's work

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Dane Beesley has been described as a "leading Australian rock photojournalist" by Melbourne street press Beat Magazine. Marei Bischarn, photo editor at Rolling Stone Australia, described his work as "honesty in photos; nothing planned or fabricated – just pure energy and great times. It’s like having a drink while you’re getting ready to go out." Continuing to say of his book Splitting the Seconds: A Photographer's Journal "Flick through this book, grab your jacket and run out that door ‘cos something magical has to happen."

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Dane's second book "The Road" showcases his photos like soft punctuation marks - an exclamation that is quiet and yet not without a tension. There's the closeness, the fact of a steering wheel, or the cosy interior of a car eerily framing a misty countryside.

In SHADES, morning seems to originate in the stillness of a parked car. A leaning smoking woman in a striped shirt has less a shadow more a shadow self – it’s all in the texture of shades. Models clamber on a sand dune (or do they channel it?). A suited-up cowboy-man alights a shopping centre escalator while inky-dark ferns track him.


Splitting the Seconds: A Photographer's Journal (released 2011) ISBN 978-0-646-55215-6
The Road (released 2012) ISBN 978-0-646-58254-2
Shades (released 2016) ISBN 978-0-646-94961-1
Yelseeb Enad (released 2017) ISBN 978-1-366-06890-3


Dane Beesley Wikipedia