Murray is a South African professional fine art landscape and nature photographer working with both film and digital cameras. He has more than 10 years of image making experience and is a deep thinker with interests in wildlife & conservation, philosophy, and design.
Murray is a South African professional fine art landscape and nature photographer working with both film and digital cameras. He has more than 10 years of image making experience and is a deep thinker with interests in wildlife & conservation, philosophy, and design. He has lived on 4 continents, most recently in Scotland for 7 years, where he completed a Masters of Architecture. All of this translates into Murray’s unique contemplative and introspective approach to photography.
Murray primarily lives out of a self converted off-grid, photography adventure van while making images for a long-term project in Scotland. Appreciating nature is at the core of Murray's approach to practicing and teaching photography. Murray believes in developing a conversation between nature and the photographer through careful observation and learning. Landscape and nature photography is his way of connecting with wilderness all over our planet.
- Produces his own Youtube channel documenting long term photography projects all over the world, including hiking and summit camping on munros in Scotland and exploring the many arid regions of South Africa.
- Solo exhibition Mystic Waters at the Jam Factory in Oxford in 2021. Included twelve fine art black and white prints ranging in size up to 40x50".
- Writes and films video content about the philosophy and why of photography, including several articles for On Landscape and has been interviewed on several photography podcasts regarding his unique approach to black and white photography.
- Self-published a number of small run fine art books and print portfolios, as well as an educational e-book.
Murray is a self-taught photographer and holds a first class BA (Hons Architecture) and Masters in Architecture from the University of Edinburgh. He believes that photography is a process of constant learning and is always looking to better his technique as well as understand more about the surrounding environment and himself.