Peter Lik’s photography is well-known for its landscapes, saturation and process that combines to create the ‘Peter Lik’ style. Destin Sparks is a fellow Australian landscape photographer who uses similar methods to Lik, but adds his technique and artistry to create images that speak vividly.
Find out how Peter Lik vs Destin Sparks, and what exactly the new take on the Peter Lik style is.
There are many similarities between the two photographers. They’re both: Australians, self-taught, and love shooting landscapes with Medium Format Cameras. They’ve even both captured the untamed beauty of unusual spots in Australia and the States.
They’re also very accomplished; Peter Lik’s fine art photography has awarded him with Masters of Photography honors, while Destin Sparks already has more than 70 awards and accolades for his natural landscape photography.
Landscape Photography Approach
Destin Sparks approaches his photos with determination and patience. He has to. The skill, lighting and composition required for the photographic process he uses don’t allow for leeway. He doesn’t use any post-processing manipulation or Photoshop, either, which adds an extra level of perfectionism to his final images.
“An impressive natural scene has always had the ability to take my breath away.” –Destin Sparks
Destin’s work celebrates rich, natural landscape colours and many have a theme of just 1 or 2 central shades that create an impact on the finalised photograph. He enjoys all types of landscapes, but confesses he enjoys shooting mountains, for their varying micro climates, and exploring the tropical rain forests near his home base in Brisbane.