Carsten Burmeister

Carsten Burmeister

Do I have kids? You bet I do! 

Check out my boys  Rad & Yani,  their  gym  and  Saskia  she's on Instagram

I have been a photographer in the Sydney graphic arts scene since 1979. After my education in Germany during the late 1960s, I spent two years in Amsterdam, Holland, and much of that time in the Rijksmuseum, studying the paintings of Dutch and Flemish masters. It is there I got the inspiration for my style of photography - light is used to maximum effect, composition is all-important and attention to detail reigns. With the arrival of digital photography and Photoshop, I was given the tools to finish my pictures to my liking and thus can fulfil my vision of evocative PHOTOART. My last stop in Europe was Copenhagen - then I travelled to Asia and settled in Australia.



for your entertainment, this is my promo video

(produced for a 10 minute BNI presentation)

go also to my Video Production page

My background is  still life  photography, but I deem myself an urban photographer for my personal work; most pictures in PHOTOART are street shots from Sydney - I just roam the city, incessantly shooting with my  Canon EOS 1Ds  camera. Then I manipulate the pictures on my Apple MacBook Pro with Adobe PhotoShop. I abandoned film in early 1998 and have been a digital photographer ever since, both for my PHOTOART work and professionally.


Here you may also download a fact-sheet about the NO WAR incident involving the Opera House - check out my NO WAR - YES PEACE series. Furthermore, I also dabble in writing, don't miss my Pacifist Manifesto or indeed my en.light.en.ment book; go to my book shop ... for more on my history in photography, go to my Let's get technical page.


Mission Statement


My quest as an artist is to document my environment and to comment on life ... as a blogger this is what I do: I read, watch and listen ... then think, then write.

As a photographer I want to provide awesome photos. I've been an ad shooter for 45 years; always in control, always constrained. But now the chains are off. When I do my PHOTOART I'm free. I take chances; I love that process: Not to have to worry about the outcome while I shoot … whereas in my professional career the concept, the layout given to me is all that counts. Now I use my expertise to bring you good photography, as well as an appreciation of art.




I am available for photographic Assignments ... Advertising, Products Shots, Sydney PHOTOART, Corporate, Editorial, Portraits and - NEW - Videos.


en.light.en.ment ... the book, a new beginning, in the making since 1987


In 1987 I set off on a spiritual journey. The insights gained culminated in a collection (a 'panharmonicon') of 150 essays ... about words and numbers, life and death, war and peace, spirituality and philosophy; God and religion; love and passion ... consciousness, happiness, delusion, reality, meditation and Zen ... that sort of thing. For a few years now I have extended on the written essays in my blog ... I supplement my essays with blogs on specific subjects I come in contact with. You can comment on any of my blogs, or indeed my book & essays on Facebook ... or just send me an  email;  feedback is much appreciated.


The Art Of Meditation


I have been a meditator for decades and now, with our  Unity Gym  operational, I have devised a meditation course and distilled it into a booklet;  check it out.