Photo by Mike Boyd, Alt Life Magazine

Photo by Mike Boyd, Alt Life Magazine

Daniel Kneebone

Melbourne-born artist and photographer

If there is one thing I've developed over two decades photographing artworks and objects for auction houses Christies and Sotheby's, it's an obsessive eye for detail and composition.

I've photographed an enormous and diverse range of amazing objects over the years, and during that time my technical skills have been honed to a level bordering on military precision.  Or maybe closer to OCD...

But what I've found missing throughout this experience is the ability to express myself creatively.

Consider this my outlet.

I think the art of Burlesque so resonated with me because it's completely unrestrained - when there are no rules the creative possibilities are endless.

Femme Magnifique is my first major photographic series and I'm continuing to explore live performance art and the vaudeville scene in new works.

When I'm not behind the camera or working away on my Mac, I'm most likely at home with my wife and son in St Kilda, Melbourne.

The Femme Magnifique Series has accumulated a series of awards and exhibitions as well as being in a host of publications from the Weekend Australian to Italian magazine Panarama.


2017   Jackman Gallery - Solo exhibition Femme Magnifique
2017   Ballarat International Foto Bienalle
2017   Tall, Dark & Art - Burlesque, Let Me Tease Group Exhibition
2016   Linden Gallery Postcard Show
2015   Vox Populi Art gallery for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale
2015   Ballarat Cabaret Festival, Mining Exchange


2017   Third Place - International WPPI Second Half Awards Contemporary Portrait
2017   International WPPI Second Half Awards - 2 Silvers
2017   Australian Professional Photography Awards - 1 Silvers
2017   International WPPI First Half Awards - 4 Silvers
2017   Finalist at the Contemporary Art Awards 2017
2017   Victorian Professional Photography Awards - 1 Gold, 1 Silver Distinction & 2 Silvers
           Third highest score Portrait division
2016   Finalist at the Contemporary Art Awards 2016
2016   Australian Professional Photography Awards - 3 Silvers
2016   Victorian Professional Photography Awards - 1 Silver Distinction & 2 Silvers
2015   Finalist at the Contemporary Art Awards 2015
2015   Winner of the Best Image of Ballarat International Foto Biennale Fringe Festival
2015   Australian Professional Photography Awards - 1 Silver Distinction & 1 Silver


daniel is represented
by the jACKMAN gallery 

The Jackman Gallery has established itself in St Kilda as one of Melbourne’s major contemporary art galleries.
The gallery represents a select group of established painters, sculptors and photographers, sourcing some of Australia’s most innovative emerging talents. 
I have been represented by Jackman Gallery
since 2015.