Now in it's 12th year, Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers, attracts the finest professional photographers and industry experts from around the world. Ricardo Da Cunha, a leading landscape photographer, and a member of The Light Collective, is on the judging panel for 2020.
About Ricardo Da Cunha
I’m on a journey in trying to find my voice in photography, and possibly more of myself along the way. My images aim to portray a world that I seek; one that is simple and devoid of the noise that increasingly dominates our complicated lives. I like to give my subjects space for them to breathe, just like I need to find space so that my soul can breathe. Photography gives me the silence that I increasingly desire and it’s where I restore the balance.
My images are often not true interpretations of what my camera sees, but more importantly they are true interpretations of what I felt, or what I thought I was seeing. To me this is more important as it helps to enable the photographer to become a part of the photograph, and therefore reflects the photographer’s unique personality and thus helping to make images unique.
I aim to produce images with a vision to inspire people to simplify their lives and appreciate the very few things that truly matter and bring us happiness. Therefore my images portray a more simplistic style. It’s this underlying vision that guides all the choices I make in my photography today.
Ultimately I want to create honest, authentic, and personally meaningful images and that please no one else but myself.