With over 30 years experience of photographing people, you can be guaranteed that Tilnak will create true art.
About Darren Tilnak
Based in Melbourne, award winning fine art photographer, educator and national judge: Darren Tilnak (M. Photog) P.I.P.P. is one of Australia's leading portrait photographers. A qualified master in his field specialising in his passion of black & white photography,. Tilnak has been creating original photographic works for over 30 years.
Known as the ‘photographer’s photographer’, Darren Tilnak is recognised with national and international acclaim. His works have been the recipient of numerous awards and exhibited internationally.
From Ordinary to Extraordinary
Tilnak Fine Art is dedicated to ensuring the ultimate photographic experience that goes above and beyond expectations concerning ease, comfort, and finished product. On location with Darren and his team, you will truly notice the substantial difference in experience between Tilnak and any other portraiture studio. Furthermore, when you see the final result, you will be blown away by our ability to capture who you are, rather than just recording your physical appearance.
Instead of "cardboard cut-out" portraiture, we convey individualised family scenes with natural, genuine fun, and moments of interaction that capture relationships between loved ones. Moreover, each carefully crafted image exudes style, with motion and emotion always caught up in the subjects' natural expressions. They say never work with animals or children, Tilnak has been capturing them perfectly in his career
“We have always liked to do things a bit differently and Darren’s concept was unique! The photo shoot itself was part of the overall experience, as was the viewing to select the photos. Every step has seen the whole family involved. It was a fantastic family bonding time… not always easy to achieve with two teenage boys! Many comments have been made about the uniqueness of the portraits.”
Leanne and Family
“Having gone through the family photo process previously with another high-end studio, I cannot believe the difference in quality – from beginning to end, the service and final products from Lifestyle Portraits were outstanding! We will be a return customer to Lifestyle.”
Colour versus Black & White
The crisp contrast and unique creative aesthetics of these images encapsulate the inimitable approach of Lifestyle Portraits, and set us apart from typical studio photography. We don't just make photographs; we make lifestyle image art.
We shoot predominantly in black and white, which has enduring stylistic qualities, and makes for stunning, timeless portraits. Though our images are black and white, they're infused with warm and vibrant tones, meaning they're never monotone, and are always far from monotonous. When appropriate, individual elements are enhanced with a gentle wash of colour; a technique dating back to the early years of colour film photography. Today however, technological advancements afford us complete control and precision, so colour can be introduced to create subtle accents or bold statements.
We are passionate about the creative process, and enjoy incorporating each client's unique ideas and inspirations into the development of our work. Collaboration with the client, whilst adhering to our signature creative style, allows us to consistently produce images of outstanding quality that surpass our clients' expectations.
The making of an image by Tilnak
Typical Colour Shot
The siblings before they were stylised by Tilnak
The colour version of Tilnaks shot
Final Art Piece
The final art piece in black and white, with a hint of colour