Cowans is a unique and passionate photographer. His inspiration is our
ocean. His subjects are the breathlessly beautiful life forms that live
there. Cowans was born in Western Australia and developed his passion
for the ocean and all that it holds when he began snorkelling at the age
of ten. His interest in photography began in his early twenties but it
wasn’t until 1995, during his first lengthy ventures into scuba diving,
that he began capturing images of the ocean through his photography. In
March 2005, he made the turning point decision to devote his life to what
he loves... underwater photography.
Today, with over 36 exhibitions and his own iconic Studio/Gallery at the Roundhouse in Fremantle behind him, Cowans is taking photography to a new level by bridging the gap between photography and art. His philosophy is to allow Nature to be the artist and let the seascapes, shapes, colours and life forms of the ocean create the masterpiece. And masterpieces they are. Cowans’ work offers viewers a rare experience, one where we can contemplate the wondrous life found in our underwater world.
His lens is our microscope, exposing colour and species with a complexity and sculptural form normally invisible to the naked eye. The resulting works from his photographic journeys have been warmly welcomed into contemporary and traditional spaces alike.
Cowans Studio at the Roundhouse
9 Captains Lane, Fremantle WA
|hours:||10:30 - 4:00pm Thur - Sun & Mon public holidays (except Easter & Christmas day)|
Photo Images: Roel Loopers - Profile Photography
|Website created by: Glen Cowans|