Tobias Rowles has received critical recognition as an art and commercial photographer. Intent on capturing honest, authentic images his work focuses on portrait and lifestyle photography that celebrates the 'everyday', exploring the intimate relationships between people and the places they inhabit.

Tobias shoots for a range of advertising clients including Google, Telstra, Subaru, Cenovis, Virgin, Destination NSW, Nike, Sony and Fairfax Media. He has been a finalist for numerous prestigious awards, including the National Photographic Portrait Prize, the Bowness Photography Prize, the Head On Portrait Prize and the Head On Landscape Prize. His work has been exhibited at numerous galleries around Australia, and his first solo exhibition received honorable mention at the International Photography Awards in the US.

Tobias holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours (Class 1) from the College of Fine Arts (UNSW) and is based in Sydney, Australia. He published his first book BELIEVERS in 2014 and is currently working on his second book project.



Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours (class 1), College of Fine Arts, Paddington, University of New South Wales, 2003.



Head On Portrait Prize 2014, Finalist.

Capture Magazine Australia's Top Emerging Photographer of the Year 2014 (Advertising) , Runner Up.

Head On Landscape Prize 2013, Finalist.

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2012, Finalist.

International Photography Awards 2012, Honorable Mention (Professional, Cityscapes).

International Photography Awards 2011, Honorable Mention (Professional, Portrait).

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011, Finalist.

Head On Portrait Prize 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2017, Shortlisted.

Moran Contemporary Photographic Portrait Prize 2011, 2012 and 2013, Semi-finalist.



BELIEVERS - Tobias Rowles, Black Eye Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney, 2014.

Collected Works Presented by Sam I Am, Forty Five Downstairs, Melbourne and McLemoi Gallery, Chippendale, 2013.

Head On Landscape Prize, Paddington Reservoir, Sydney, 2013.

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill, 2012.

15, Kind of - Periodical, Darlinghurst, Sydney, 2012.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 2011.

Small World - Tobias Rowles, Somedays Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney, 2011.

End Of The Role, Kind of - Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney, 2011.

Add On, Mary Place Gallery, Paddington, Sydney, 2011.

Five Pockets, Monster Children Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney, 2008.

Strange Futures, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, 2002.

Drive In @ Lewers, Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney, 2002.