From the seat of his kit plane, sheep grazier David Taylor has turned a photography hobby into an art form.

Story By Sue Wallace

Colours and shapes intrigue and seduce in David Taylor’s stunning aerial photography, but he hopes they do much more than that. His aim is to create a greater understanding and appreciation of Australia’s ever-changing landscape
“I love revealing the abstract side of the landscape and surprising people,” says David, the former owner of Pooginook, an iconic Australian Merino stud and property near Jerilderie, NSW.
But he admits he doesn’t always like what his bird’s-eye view reveals. “Man’s hand on the land can be enhancing or detrimental, and it’s not always a pleasing view seeing how land is destroyed,” he says. “But I try to make people aware of the good and the bad, and am pleased to have the opportunity to record such wonderful sights.”

Now living in Albury, southern NSW, David, 67, loves taking to the sky in his four-seater Glasair Sportsman, which he describes as a tail dragger ideally suited to bush flying. He uses a medium format Phase One camera to achieve great depth and detail.

This story excerpt is from Issue #106

Outback Magazine: Apr/May 2016