Highly awarded, respected and collected in the art world, Murray manages to transfer the unique capabilities that feature in his art, into the commercial sphere for premium brands.
Murray is Australia’s best-known landscape, hotel and time-lapse Photographer, and renown amongst his peers for his innovative development of techniques that allow him to work with difficult and expansive environments and spaces.
It is not just his technical excellence that sets him apart ... it is the emotion and grandeur that Murray’s imagery captures that is simply breathtaking!
One of Murray’s unique skills lie in photographing subjects that are often too expansive to light using conventional methods. Using his specially developed techniques to enhance the ambient light, the subjects are interpreted in their optimum state, and decreases the time and budget required.
Increasingly in demand for his innovative time-lapse direction, Murray is often able to offer clients the opportunity to maximize their content deliverables by complimenting his stills work with motion-imagery.
Murray’s personal projects include a major production for Screen Australia/ABC that follows him on his latest conceptual photography and time-lapse project in Greenland. He is also well known for the highly internationally awarded documentary SALT, a seven year journey shooting on the salt lake of Lake Eyre, culminating in sold out exhibitions across the world and a slew of cinematography awards.
In between trips to this remote location, he also has been working on a series titled ‘Hector’ (after a unique storm pattern) in the Tiwi islands.
Successfully transitioning between commissioned commercial work and personal projects is what keeps Murray’s work constantly fresh, innovative and extraordinary.
Murray's advertising clients include Absolut, Hermes, Raj Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Intercontinental Hotels, Bulgari Hotels, Hermes, Lyon Nathan, Merivale Group, The Star Casino & Hotel, Mirvac, Crown Plaza hotels and a number of premium architectural and development firms.
Commercial time-lapse sequences have been shot for Sydney City Council, Lion Nathan, Foxtel and OPSM, as well as various documentaries and feature films.
A small selection for Murray's awards include - 2010 Winner of the Landscape Category in Australia's Top Photographer Awards; 2010 Winner 'Creative Excellence Award', Banff Mountain Film Festival'; 2010 Winner Jury Prize, National Geographic Award, Flickerfest and most prestigiously he was the 2009 Winner of the 'Golden Frog' Grand Prix Short Documentary for 'SALT' CameraImage.