Claire Takacs is an Australian photographer who loves to capture the beauty and essence of gardens and landscapes around the world, particularly while working with light. She sees gardens often as works of art and believes in their ever increasing importance in our daily lives. Her work is widely published in magazines internationally, including Gardens Illustrated,  Garden Design, House & Garden, Country Style and Morning Calm. She has contributed to several books and her first solo book, Dreamscapes, chronically 70 of her favourite gardens internationally has been published by Hardie Grant Oct 2017. She won the Inaugural International Garden Photographer of the Year Award in 2008 and each year continues to be recognised in the industry for her work.  Claire is currently based in Melbourne for the summer and autumn of 2017 working on her next book, before returning to the US and UK in Spring 2018.