About Drew Hopper
Drew Hopper is a highly acclaimed Australian based travel, documentary and editorial photographer specialising in Australia and Asia-Pacific region. Captivated by the diversity of cultures, people and environment, Drew ventures far and wide to capture pictures that define his experiences with the vision that they will impact and inspire an audience in a way individual to each viewer.
Drew’s curiosity for different ways of living have influenced the desire to travel to new and unfamiliar territories. With a talented eye, he captures stunning images and works with humility, respect and a light footprint. Drew is a regular contributor to Australian Geographic, covering assignments throughout Australia. He also regularly contributes to Australian Photography magazine writing articles and judges monthly contests, and has work featured in numerous travel, photography and lifestyle publications worldwide.
In 2016, Drew spent 8 months travelling in India, on assignment to capture images for an Affirmations book, released in early 2017. In 2015 he won the ANZANG (Nature Photographer of the Year) in the botanical category. Drew was also shortlisted again in 2016 with his image ‘Mist Shower’. As well as travelling and shooting, Drew specialises in documentary styled wedding photography. He is available worldwide to photograph engagements, elopements and weddings of all kinds. If you would like to discuss your special day, check out the weddings section and get in touch via email.
He offers his photographic services for assignments worldwide. Drew will work with his clients to deliver the highest quality photographs. For more information in relation to image licensing and assignments contact Drew.
Capturing compelling images has always been my driving force. For me, photography has always been about the visual message that a photograph can portray, whether it’s simply an abstract composition or a strong narrative, a photograph is always a piece to a bigger and more in depth truth. Over the years I have found various pieces that fit together to create something hypnotic. Each photograph is an interpretation of my minds eye; whether staged or candid, there is an instinctual thought-process that I have developed over years of practice and patience.
My curiosity for exploration has fuelled my passion to continue my development for the craft of image making. It has allowed me to discover inner awareness and express my emotions and experiences on a whole other level. I find great satisfaction in capturing and sharing my discoveries with an audience, with the vision that my viewer can connect and take away something unique to the individual. In my mind it’s all about emphasising emotion for the essence of the subjects in front of my camera. Sometimes all the elements come together and reward me with a worthy image, other times I walk away empty handed, however I never believe I’ve failed. Everyday is a learning curve and if I don’t succeed, I know I will be better prepared for the following opportunity. I’m also a firm believer in quality over quantity, which is why I strive for excellence in my photography.
Enlightenment – A Journey Through India
This sensitively recorded photo book by award-winning photographer, Drew Hopper, Enlightenment – a journey through India captures the spirit, beauty and peace of India. From the dazzling marigold offerings gracing each and every celebration, to the vibrant, intoxicating and overwhelming mix of colour, chaos, people and architecture. Captivating, conscious and transcendental.
What My Clients Say
“It was wonderful to work with Drew on a recent creative project for Affirmations Publishing House. We contracted Drew to capture the spirit of India through his lens for a book to feature in our collection. We launched the stunning book titled ‘Enlightenment – A Journey through India’ in 2017. Drew was a pleasure to work and collaborate with, delivering the most vibrant Photography to bring the ‘Affirmations’ to life in our book ‘Enlightenment’. We are extremely grateful to have worked with Drew on a book that has been so well received and that we are immensely proud of, as should Drew be.”
Julia Ehemann (Production Manager)
Affirmations Publishing House Australia
“Drew Hopper has been a contributor to Australian Photography magazine since 2012, and remains one of our most talented and active writers. His wide photographic skills, spanning landscape, travel and more recently documentary photography, mean he is able to write with authority on a number of different photographic genres. But more importantly, his passion for people and telling stories comes across in everything he does. We feel very lucky to have him as part of the AP team.”
Mike O’Connor (Editor)
Australian Photography Magazine
“I have been working with Drew since 2017, running photography tours in Vietnam and Asia. Drew is a very talented photographer who loves to share the passion with the people around him and show us new ways of looking at things.”
Etienne Bossot (Owner/Founder)
Pics Of Asia