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 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 social media editor for Paddy Pallin. Alongside as working with leading outdoor companies including; RAB Equipment, Sea to SummitThe North Face, Marmot, Scarpa & Osprey.

Since 2015 Lachlan has been 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.

Some documentary projects Lachlan has worked on include: 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.

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


Highly Commended, Memorial Marisa Luisa International Photography Competition – 2017
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