Lachlan Gardiner is an Australian Photojournalist, Social Documentary, Portrait, Travel & Adventure Photographer who has worked on projects both locally and abroad.

Recently Lachlan has photographing and advancing his passion for climbing, mountaineering, trekking and adventure throughout Australia, New Zealand & Nepal. He is currently working as a photographer, gear tester and outdoor ambassador for Paddy Pallin & Editor of the Paddy Pallin Blog. As well as working with leading outdoor companies including The North Face, RAB Equipment, Sea to Summit, Marmot & Outdoor Agencies.

Some documentary projects Lachlan has worked on include: Homelessness,  Australian Indigenous rights and community, 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.

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

Lachlan has been a member of the Editorial Board of The Australian Photojournalist, a contributor for Capture Magazine and in early 2013 co-organised the YOUR LENS National Youth Week Photography Project,  which featured inclusive photography workshops and an exhibition for differently-abled (disabled) youth.

PPSince1930Lachlan is available for assignments, especially any that involve mountains!

Email: lachlangardiner(at)gmail.com

Mobile: (+61) 450 323 681


marmot-logo-crisp-version1Sea to Summit
RAB Equipment UK
The North Face Australia & NZ
Marmot Australia & NZ
Paddy Pallin
The Weekend Australian Magazine
The Courier Mail
Shitbox Rally
Australian Geographic
Photo Review Australia5405332643_a22917e3b7
Capture Magazine
WILD Magazine
The International Water Centre
Amnesty International
The Trailblazer Foundation
Jesuit Refugee Service
St. Aidan’s & St. Margaret’s Anglican Girls Schools
Tomkins Commercial & Industrial Builders
The Central Telegraph
The University of The Sunshine Coast
Griffith Universityindex
The Ipswich News & Advertiser
Dolphin Wild Island Cruises


Winner & Honours, New Zeland Alpine Club Photographic Competiton – 2015, 2016
Winner & Runner Up, QPWS Outdoors Photo Competition – 2014, 2015, 2016
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


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
Queensland College of Art, Brisbane – 2011
Finding Biloela,
Art Factory Gallery, Brisbane – 2011
Untold Stories, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane – 2011Shitbox-Rally-2012-logo-low-res
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