Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1953, Dallas and John Heaton are travel photography veterans. Their passion for photography was nurtured and developed by their eccentric Art Teacher at Melbourne High School in the late 60’s, who sent them into the streets to create Art with their simple cameras.
An early Professional assignment was photographing China for Thai International Airlines in 1982.
China was starting its “open door policy” and they were amongst the first independent foreign photographers with free access to journey around the country.
Over a 30-year span, travelling from their home base in Hong Kong, they have created beautiful imagery of people, scenery and cultures from more than 70 worldwide destinations.
Their work has been appreciated via a broad and diverse spectrum of platforms ranging from National Geographic publications to tiny postage stamps in France to complete outer shells of Hong Kong trams. They have enjoyed shooting challenging assignments for clients like Cathay Pacific Airlines, NHK in Japan, and the Australian Tourist Commission.
However, most of their work has been Freelance, allowing them great flexibility of expression and location, resulting in many personal adventures and a wide variety of cultural experiences that have always informed their photography.
Being identical twins, they have been innately blessed to attract curiosity and interest wherever they travelled which often dissolved barriers and presented unique photo opportunities.
“The artwork for our silk scarf collection is re-living our photography in a fresh way. Using a variety of techniques our challenge is to create a captivating image, often from nature’s details, that looks beautiful as a scarf.”