Born in Natal, South Africa, Ty became enamoured with the natural world from an early age. His enthusiasm for exploration, attention to detail and education in the sciences, ultimately led to a pursuit in photography where he is able to document the intricacies of the world that surrounds us.
Although Ty undertakes all forms of landscape photography, it is his aerial work that fuels his passion for the medium. Ty chooses to shoot from the open door of a plane or helicopter, exploring vast areas of Australia’s outback from altitude where he is able to form a deeper connection with the landscape and the details and relationships that it bares. “I believe that the natural beauty that we experience on a daily basis, is all about the collective details — the colours, the textures, the formations of time, tide and everything in-between.”
In 2018, Ty was awarded the AIPP WA Commercial Photographer of the Year, International Photography Awards (IPA) Winter Sports Winner, IPA Fine Art: Abstract Runner-up, Australian Photography Awards Landscape Finalist (x3), and was selected for the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards. More recently he was selected as a Landscape Finalist for the Head On Photography Awards in 2019 and was awarded the 2019 Prix de la Photographie Awards, Paris, Fine Art Photographer of the Year. He currently holds an Associate designation with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and Master of Photography (Distinction) with the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography.