Lachlan Gardiner is an Australian Photojournalist & Adventure Photographer who has worked on projects both locally and abroad.

Over the past few years Lachlan has photographing, writing about and advancing his passion for climbing, mountaineering, trekking and adventure throughout Australia, New Zealand, Nepal and Europe He is currently working as a photographer, gear tester and social media editor for Paddy Pallin. Alongside working with leading outdoor companies including; , Sea to SummitRAB Equipment, Scarpa , Osprey, The North Face, Marmot and Patagonia. Which serves to keep his ‘gear nerd’ cravings satisfied using quality products and testing prototypes. Lachlan is also contributor for Wild Magazine. Alongside working with traditional media on travel, adventure and conservation assignments

From 2015  to 2017 Lachlan was the event photographer for the Shitbox Rally. Photographing the incredible people and amazing outback car rallies that are undertaken to raise much needed funds for the Cancer Council of Australia amd Cancer Society of New Zealand.

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 has previously 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


Sea to Summit
Paddy Pallin
Wild Magazine
Canon Australia
Audubon Magazine
New Zealand Alpine Journal
Scarpa Australian
Osprey Packs Australia
Outdoor Agencies
RAB Equipment UK
The North Face Australia & NZImage result for scarpa logo
Marmot Australia & NZ
The Climber Magazine NZ
The Weekend Australian Magazine
The Courier Mail
Shitbox Rally
Australian Geographic
Photo Review Australia5405332643_a22917e3b7
Capture Magazine
The International Water Center
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 University
The Ipswich News & AdvertiserImage result for osprey logo
Dolphin Wild Island Cruises


Finalist, CVCE International Mountain Photo Contest – 2017
Highly Commended, 27th Memorial Marisa Luisa International Photography Competition – 2017, 2018
Overall Winner & Honours, New Zealand Alpine Club Photographic Competition – 2015, 2016, 2017
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 – 2011Image result for wild magazine logo


CVCE International Mountain Photo Contest, Bilbao Spain – 2017
27th Memorial Marisa Luisa Exhibition, Asturias Spain – 2017, 2018
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 – 2012Shitbox-Rally-2012-logo-low-res
 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