Claire Takacs is an Australian freelance photographer who photographs gardens and landscapes throughout the world. She divides her time between Australia, Europe and the US. Beauty and nature are her inspiration. Claire loves the travel, people she meets and challenge of trying to capture the essence and beauty of gardens, particularly while working with light. She appreciates the immense skill, artistry and passion required to create and nurture great gardens.  Her work features regularly in magazines internationally, including Gardens Illustrated and Garden Design. She has contributed to several books, including The Gardener's Garden, by Phaidon, and is now working on further book projects for future release. She won the Inaugural International Garden Photographer of the Year Award in 2008 and each year has continued to be recognised in the industry for her work.  Claire is currently based in Hobart, Tasmania and will be returning to Europe and the USA in Spring 2017