The ability to adapt and adjust to any environment or situation while producing world class work has been the hallmark of my success.  Based in Melbourne, Australia with a understanding wife and forgiving daughter, I am in perpetual motion traveling between rural, remote and urban communities on a daily basis.  Nearly 30 years of constant travel has allows me to build an unprecedented network of contacts that ensures access to people and places at a moments notice. 


My style and approach to editorial, corporate, and commercial assignments is simple; engage, inform then collaborate with the people I am working for and the people I am working with.


This style has proved so successful clients including Herbert Smith Freehills commissioned me to shoot over 700 of their lawyers in 3 different states for their international corporate merger, the following week I was documenting Australian Icon Cathy Freeman in the Tiwi Islands for her foundation.  I am the Photographer/Artistic director of the now infamous 'Close the Gap' images that changed peoples perceptions of Indigenous health and official photographer of the 'Apology' a moment that stopped a nation, the photographs continue to tour the world in exhibitions. 


A specialist in visualising social media campaigns for companies like KPMG, NAB and the AFL and consulting with NGO's including OXFAM, Red Cross and Beyond Blue on cultural appropriate photographs.  Currently working with the national Indigenous health body NACCHO on a 300 part video series and building a national photographic library for a health provider.

These are the experiences I bring to your project. You tell me what you need and when you need and I will ensure it happens.

Wayne Quilliam


A.Professor RMIT

National NAIDOC Artist of the Year

Human Rights Award

Walkely Award

National Ambassador for the 'Year of Reading'

Nominated as a Master of Photography National Geographic



Photography and Digital Storytelling

With more than 30 years’ experience as a Professional photographer, Wayne has mastered the technical skills to capture a great image;
it is his experience to communicate conceptual and creative visions through the essence of photography that stands him apart.Wayne’s unique and very practical Photography courses prepare students to explore their creativity whilst learning the basics of digital storytelling. During the studies, students will develop concepts, explore photo lighting, integrate colour, prepare digital images for print & online and storing files. Lectures and Seminars A.Professor Quilliam interests span a number of areas across the social sciences and humanities, with significant knowledge to the fields of cultural diversity and cultural sociology.
His practical working knowledge of Indigenous communities in rural, remote and urban areas is unsurpassed. 
Visualising Indigenous culture has created a formative influence on the perception of the modern Aboriginal person, as his ‘storytelling’ plays a leading role in the development of cultural understanding. Wayne’s work in documenting all aspects of Indigenous life brings to life the social patterns of cultural practice and consumption in Australia and across the world. The common thread Wayne bases his discussions on are the ways in which ancient practices intertwine with modern day existence.

Art and Design consultation

Wayne Quilliam provides a holistic design solution to the modern day investor, art collector and interiors client by developing then connecting the artwork with the space. Offering a wealth of knowledge in art design, Wayne Quilliam works with corporate and private investors to create ‘One of a kind’ looks.  Wayne is one of Australia’s most coveted artists with more than 150 shows throughout the world including commissions in prestigious private and commercial collections.

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