My name is Louise Hawson. I’m a lifestyle and travel photographer (and occasional writer/blogger) based in Sydney, Australia.

What do I photograph?

Commercially I work for a variety of clients around Australia who value my ‘eye’, passion and commitment. They also appreciate my versatility and ability to capture a mix of things, from landscapes and architecture/interiors to people and food.

My aim is to find the beauty and romance, even in the ‘ordinary’ everyday, to capture a mood, to elicit a feeling from the viewer.

I began my career as a photographer after completing two major photographic projects, 52 Suburbs (Sydney) and 52 Suburbs Around the World. They both started as blogs and evolved into published books as well as two four-month long solo exhibitions at the prestigious Museum of Sydney.

Why do I photograph?

I’m curious about many things on this extraordinary planet, from a fascination with humans to the environment around us, and I use my camera to explore and celebrate them. I’m also obsessed with beautiful natural light, the way it transforms everything in our world. And lastly, photography is a form of meditation to me, where I think of nothing else but what I’m seeing. I love it!

Exhibitions and awards

2021 National Photographic Portrait Prize Finalist

2016 ‘The Art of Ageing’ exhibition, Sydney Town Hall
2013 ‘52 Suburbs Around the World’ exhibition, Museum of Sydney
2011 ‘52 Suburbs Sydney’ exhibition, Museum of Sydney
2010 100 Sydney faces, ‘Art & About’ banners, City of Sydney


Commissions, collaborations or questions are very welcome. Please contact me at