David Kirkland is one of the most widely published tourism photographers in the Asia Pacific region. More recently, his business has taken him to the Middle East and the African continent.

His work can be viewed on his web site at www.kirklandphotos.com.

David specialises in capturing memorable promotional photographs for national tourism authorities and producing world-class images for resorts and boutique properties. As he says, he is a tourism photographer, so he’s primary focus is on delivering promotional photographs that stand out in a competitive international marketplace and convey the marketing messages his clients are seeking to project.   

David became a professional tourism photographer in 2000 after more than a decade of managing tourism authorities in Australia. His earlier background was in journalism, public relations and marketing.

His photographs circulate the globe. David has written and photographed 15 books, and he owns www.davidkirklandphotography.com - the largest commercial On-Line Photo Library dedicated specifically to the South Pacific. His company - Frontier Publications PTY LTD - produces high quality souvenir publications on the countries he photographs, and he is a frequent contributor of articles and photographs to travel magazines and newspapers around the world.

As a photographer, David looks to capture outstanding photographs to promote the destination. While he can record whatever is in front of him, David enjoys working with his clients to conceive iconic photographs and defining images - "Hero Shots" as he calls them - which grab people's attention and make them think, "What I wouldn't give to be there right now." His signature style is his use of colour and his ability to capture people enjoying themselves.


“Tourism photography is different to travel photography in that it looks to deliver high quality photographs that convey a particular marketing message to strengthen the appeal of a destination to its primary audience. 


Previews of photographs captured during David’s most recent assignments can be viewed on his blog at www.kirklandphotosblog.com.

To preview some of his personal work that focuses on disapppearing indigenous culture in the South Pacific, visit his Limited Edition Gallery of this Photo Library.

David's work takes him away for up to eight months a year. Otherwise, he is based in Brisbane, Australia where finding the time to complete the renovations of his home continues to elude him.

Should you wish to contact David, please and emails to david@kirklandphotos.com