About Darren

Darren Agius - Photographer

Back to how it all started in around 2011, I felt like I was lost trying to find my own path in web design and development. I had no clue or interest in art and photography until one ordinary day, casually speaking with a photographer who was struck by the composition of some of my photos, encouraged me to take photography further… so I did. Then photography hit me like nothing else has.

Movies and music are subjects which really interest me. I use them for inspiration. Analyzing movie scenes help me train my eyes to compose my images while shooting, while music sets the mood and eases the time consuming post-processing.

Knowing no one in the photography industry or anyone to look up to was hard to change the camera from auto mode. So I learnt everything from the ground up, spending lonely night hours of research, reading, and most importantly practicing.

I grew up in Malta, a tiny island enjoying around 3,000 hours of sunshine per year in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. Malta’s fortifications and rich historic architecture might have helped in giving me a good vision for composition.

Due to Malta’s demographics and geographic location I have adapted a no border limit, embracing overseas photography commissions.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

2016 International Photography Awards
Honorable Mention in People - Culture

2015 International Photography Awards
Honorable Mention in Architecture – Buildings
Honorable Mention in Architecture – Buildings
Honorable Mention in Architecture – Bridges
Honorable Mention in Architecture – Interior

2014 International Photography Awards
Honorable Mention in Architecture – Historic

2013 International Photography Awards
Honorable Mention in Architecture – Historic
Honorable Mention in Architecture – Interior
Honorable Mention in Fine Art – Landscape
Honorable Mention in Fine Art – Portrait
Honorable Mention in Fine Art – Still Life

2013 Black & White Spider Awards
Nominee in People

2012 International Photography Awards
Honorable Mention in Architecture – Historic
Honorable Mention in Architecture – Historic
Honorable Mention in Special – Pets
Honorable Mention in Nature
Country's Pick: 1st place


FEATURES

2018 Homeworks Magazine

2017 Architecture Today. Commercial Spaces

2017 Vamp Magazine
2017 Places Magazine

2014 The Sunday Times of Malta

2013 FM Magazine