Behind The Lens

Natural disasters. Climate change. A global pandemic. 

Why would anyone in their right mind want to start a new business in a year like 2020?

For Ed Hansen, the answer was as simple as his idea was - to showcase work from Australia’s most talented and collectable photographers was the best way he knew to shine a simple ray of beauty on an otherwise crappy 12 months. 

As a freelance photographer, Ed experienced first-hand the difficulties that creative people were facing in pursuing their passion and making a living from it. 

That’s why The Lens Collective was born. And why it’s something unique. 

Quite simply, The Lens Collective is an online community and gallery where celebrated local photographers can exhibit and sell their work direct to people who love great photographs.

Currently The Lens Collective features the works of Adam O’Sullivan, Alex Van Kampen, Brendan Byrne, David Ni, Ed Hansen, Eugene Canty, Hunter Vercoe, Jake O'Donnell, John Laurie, Jr Ross, Kieran Glass, Kloe Lee-Smith, Ren Pidgeon, and Troy Freyee

A diverse group of individuals with their own styles and vision, these artists are passionate about images that capture the beauty of our planet and our place within it.


All the fine art photographic prints from The Lens Collective are ready to hang (all prints include complimentary framing). 

Our frames are hand crafted in Melbourne from premium Australian native timbers to the highest museum grade standards. 

And we are 100% committed to sustainability - for every print sold, 10 trees are planted.

As Ed says, “When you choose to support us at The Lens Collective, you’re choosing to support human creativity. Local artists passionate about capturing experiences for you to hang and keep as your own”

Not such a bad way to look at making and loving art.