I'm Shaun and welcome to
Dark Moon Astrophotography.
A place where I bring together my passion for photography and the wonders of our Universe that lie in the vastness beyond our home planet.
The twinkles we see when we look up at the night sky are only but a glimmer of the beauty that exists around us and hopefully my visualisation as an astrophotographer takes you on a journey beyond these stars.
My journey so far..
I have always had a fascination for the Cosmos and the imagination and questions our scientific discoveries raise each day.
I wanted to"reach" as far into the Universe to bring a visual perspective to what I saw through space exploration as a child.
The images from the Hubble Space Telescope brought a new found desire for amateur and professional astronomers to embark on explorations of their own and recent advancements in technology have enabled this inspiration much the same as mine.
Having always had a passion for photography, the start of 2020 when the world came to a halt, was the perfect time for me to accelerate my curiosity in deep space astrophotography.
While the world was standing still, the Universe kept moving and we suddenly realised how fragile life can be.
We had more time on our hands to stop, reflect and reset, an opportunity if you will, that comes once in many generations.
This ignited in me the passion, time and learning I have invested into bringing the chaotic beauty of our Universe to what you see here.
Looking back thousands and even millions of years into the past from my own backyard is fascinating to comprehend and this will now be a lifetime of visual exploration for me.
Combining Science and Art to reflect the eons of time is breathtaking and I hope you feel as inspired with what you see here as I do everytime I embark on a new project.