Esther and the Exiles

I met Esther and the Exiles at a tradeshow, and having played in a band in my youth; I am always interested in new artists and sounds. I started to talk to Esther about their music and vision. As a passionate photographer I was interested in providing my creative vision of the band, so put the offer on the table that when they are ready, let’s go have some fun.

Back in February 2020, the band and I met at Camp North End, a perfect location to create some unique magic. The site was once used to produce Model Ts and Army missiles; this 76-acre historic industrial site now serves as a hub for creativity and innovation in the heart of Charlotte.

About My Photography

My creative portrait photography services provide a beautiful and unique perspective of people with a passion and imagination that will let your portfolio catch the eye of your family and friends. Take a look around at my work, I promise that you will find yourself wondering about the possibilities.

Getting Results to Beat Childhood Cancer

Photographer Darren Bowen and Santa Claus join FOX46 Good Day Charlotte Anchor Jason Harper to talk about how they’re joining forces to help get results and beat Childhood Cancer.

Lachlan Wills

I met Lachlan at Rush espresso; charming bloke and seemed interested in having the opportunity to work with me and express his amazing presence and love of life on camera. As a television presenter working around the globe it was my pleasure to land the chance to go play in some mud with big diggers and get the very best out of Lachlan and as he says himself – magnify and amplify the life inside the subject. A lovely bloke with the most distinctive Aussie accent!

Israel Gore

Working with Israel was somewhat unique, clearly, a passion for music and visuals and it was clear that he was breathing ideas. With my passion for imagery, abstraction and those moments that only occur once in a lifetime, I proudly present what I believe to be one of the best creative portrait photography sessions of the 2018 season. Let me introduce Israel Gore, a musician with immense talent and a style that could easily be found from the 1950’s.

Book Your Session

Your portrait session will be completely customized to your vision. I think the most beautiful portraits are taken in a fun relaxed atmosphere! We work together on your session from beginning to end! We can meet for coffee, or chat on the phone to discuss the perfect location(s), outfits, props, and whatever else comes to mind!

Creative Retail & Commercial

Get a unique and creative edge with me. I have been providing creative retail and product photography services to independent businesses with passion and imagination that will catch the eye of your current and future customers. Take a look around, see the possibilities and let’s take your photography to a crazy new level.

Let’s Make It Happen Today!

Do you want your business and products to look like this? Your commercial​ session will be completely customized to your vision. I think the most successful sessions are taken in a relaxed but professional atmosphere! We will work together on your vision from beginning to end to identify how we should capture your business and passion for your products.

Where You’ll Find Me

You will find my photography all over South Charlotte, Waxhaw and surrounding areas to purchase. My work has an eclectic style and is best at home in unique galleries and shops described as little characteristic places of curio and potpourri where you become completely lost with the odds and ends of life.

Join My Art Curators

Become a curator and join Darren Bowen Photography and secure your place with many other fine art businesses. Partner with me to offer my unique and eclectic work. The work is a moment in time; a split-second that remains locked in time; join the inspiration before the moment fades to grey and into the past forever.

Darren Bowen Photography Shop

We believe wandering around an art gallery is pure inspiration. So check out our current collections and pick your favourite piece. All our photography is available as wall hangings on canvases and fine art paper, greeting, invitation and note cards, classic, two-tone and combo coffee mugs and personal device covers, professional cases as well as laptop protective skins and sleeves.

Darren Bowen Photography

My photography captures a moment in time - a split-second that remains locked in time often abstracted and completely random. It is in these moments I see potential element, shape, abstraction, and life in colour, inspiration before the moment fades to grey into the past disappearing forever.