Honorable Mention / 2021 / Fine Art / Other


Utopia was shot in late 2020 on Sand Dunes in Australia via a Drone. I wanted to explore the human condition of our constant strive for perfection. The book "1984" by George Orwell had a significant influence on the concept as I am truly fascinated with the notion of people longing for a perfect society, even though fundamentally, it will never exist. But it is the unseen beauty of imperfection that does make our society truly perfect and whilst I do want viewers to lose themselves in the series, I do want viewers to recognise perfectionism is fragile, distant and ultimately lonely.

Brad Walls was born in 1992, he currently lives in Sydney, Australia. Despite studying Science, his preferred artistic medium is Aerial Photography. From 2019 to the present, Brad has been refining his style garnering international acclaim, setting new precedents in photographic expression. Defining a new era of Aerial Photography and the recipient of several prestigious awards, Brad has attracted features in Washington Post, Guardian, CNN and multiple other publications around the world; his work is frequently in the limelight of social media.

Awards Fine Art Photography Award - 2nd (Conceptual)

Fine Art Photography Award - 2x Nominations (Open, People)

Winner, Commarts ‘for sale’, 2021

Sony World Organisation, lifestyle, 2021

Sony World Organisation, Motion, 2021

Winner, Sport category - Aerial Photo Awards - Paris, France, 2020

2nd place, People category - Aerial Photo Awards - Paris, France, 2020

Runner up, Drone Photo Awards - Siena, Italy, 2020

Most influential Aerial photographer in 2019/2020