lachlan gardiner adventure photographer

Lachlan Gardiner is an Australian Photojournalist & Adventure Travel and Commercial Photographer who has worked on projects both locally and abroad. Lachlan is also a Writer and Filmmaker. 

Lachlan’s work parallels his passion for storytelling in the outdoors – Specialising in adventure activities. Including: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Trekking, Mountain Biking and Adventure Travel.  He has travelled extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand, along with semi-regular jaunts to Asia.  Often shooting commercial campaigns for some of the World’s leading outdoor brands – Including: Sea to Summit, Paddy Pallin, Yeti Coolers, Rab Equipment, Scarpa , Osprey Packs, The North Face, Black Diamond & Patagonia. Lachlan is also a regular contributor for Wild Magazine. Alongside working with traditional media on travel, adventure and conservation assignments.

Lachlan enjoys opportunities to teach and speak about his practice and he works with Panasonic Lumix Australia as a professional photography ambassador.

In 2012 Lachlan graduated from Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art with a Bachelor of Photography (Photojournalism & Documentary Practice) with First Class Honours.

Some documentary projects Lachlan has worked in the past on include: Threatened Species Conservation, Homelessness,  Australian Indigenous rights and communities, water safety and the impact of war in Cambodia, horse racing culture in Brisbane, QLD Emergency Services, QLD’s storm and flood season & the legacy of wartime conflict on veterans and their families.

Lachlan is available for assignments Worldwide – Especially any that involve mountains! He is based in Brisbane Australia.

Email: lachlangardiner(at)gmail.com
Mobile: (+61) 450 323 681


Northern Territory Tourism
Southern Queensland Country Tourism
Sea to Summit
Paddy Pallin
Wild Magazine
Panasonic Australia
World Expeditions
Audubon Magazine
Osprey Packs
Shitbox Rally
Intrepid Travel
Yeti Coolers
The Weekend Australian Magazine
Scarpa Australia
Outdoor Agencies
RAB Equipment UK
The North Face Australia & NZ
Marmot Australia & NZ
The Climber Magazine NZ
New Zealand Alpine Journal
The Courier Mail
Wilderness Magazine NZ
Australian Geographic
Photo Review Australia
Capture Magazine
The International Water Centre
Amnesty International
The Trailblazer Foundation
Jesuit Refugee Service
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Central Telegraph
The University of The Sunshine Coast
Griffith University


Highly Commended, 27th Memorial Marisa Luisa International Photography Competition – 2017, 2018, 2019
Finalist, CVCE International Mountain Photo Contest – 2017

Overall Winner & Honours, New Zealand Alpine Club Photographic Competition – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Winner & Runner Up, QPWS Outdoors Photo Competition – 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Semi Finalist, Moran Contemporary Photographic Award  – 2012, 2013

Guest Speaker at PMA State Conference – 2012
Griffith University Academic Excellence Awards – 2010, 2011, 2012
The Courier Mail Photojournalism Award – 2011
 St. Aidan’s Anglican Girls School Award – 2011


CVCE International Mountain Photo Contest, Bilbao Spain – 2017,
27th Memorial Marisa Luisa Exhibition, Asturias Spain – 2017, 2018, 2019
100% BRISBANE, Museum of Brisbane – 2016
 Fragments of War,  Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane – 2013
Up Start,
Queensland College of Art, Brisbane – 2011
Sunny Side Up, Gallery on The Lane, Southport – 2012
 Departure, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane – 2011
 Finding Biloela, Art Factory Gallery, Brisbane – 2011
Untold Stories, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane – 2011
Punctum, Bari Festival, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane – 2010
Untold Stories, UNESCO World Press Freedom Day Conference, Brisbane – 2010
A Collective Sigh, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane – 2009
Photo Camp, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane – 2009