Alex Bowler is a young photographer from Brisbane with a special feel for colours, plants, landscapes. He has a really good eye and knows how to make the most of things and situations around him.
You seem to like plants a lot. How do you explain that? Any favourite plant/flower?
Plants are great because you don’t realise how big they are till you step back and take a look at them. They grow into so many shapes and sizes in so many beautiful places. At the start of the year I decided to try and see more of the forests around where I live and it’s taken me into some truly stunning wilderness with some great people.
Of all places you have visited, which one is closer to your heart?
It has to be the Broken Head national park. To get there you have to take this winding bumpy dirt road up and down hills through dense and lush rainforest. It’s a long drive but there are a series of beaches dotted along the coast line that are like nothing else. Hardly anyone knows about it so you can go for a swim then find a place to camp on the beach for a night. There is almost no light pollution there too and the photos you can take at night are like nothing else.
What is your dream picture that you still need to take?
I’m not sure. My pictures are just a result of the places I go. But I guess I’d like to have a bit more substance and defining vision throughout my work – photos that inspire something in other people. Big mountains, people rendered small against some unsurmountable landscape. If I knew exactly what that photo was I’d probably be out trying to take it.