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About Red Dust and SnowTM

simon bayliss red dirt studio 01The name Red Dust and Snow sums up the diverse region of the Murray-Darling Basin... from the iconic red soils of the western region of the catchment to the snow-covered mountains of the southeast.

It succinctly describes my passion for this region of Australia in terms of photography, content creation, and share the experience with others.

For the last 15+ years, I have been a passionate destination and lifestyle photojournalist across Australia, specializing travel and touring content creation for a diverse range of clients including media and tourism stakeholders.

Having spent many of my formative years on a farm not far from the iconic Barmah-Millewa forest (near Echuca), the rivers and waterways have always been in my blood. It is an innate connection that nurtures my soul. 

My passion for the Murray-Darling was stirred back in 2008 when I was commissioned as photographer, researcher, and copywriter for the Darling River Run project, which won the 2009 Tourism NSW Gold award for Tourism Marketing in addition to collecting two awards at the Inland Tourism Awards (Tourism Marketing and New Tourism Development).

Over the last ten years, I have continued to work throughout the region and promote the area, with a focus of the ethereal nature of our waterways.

Working with many State, Regional, and Local Tourism Organizations, producing aspirational and inspirational imagery for use across all forms of media including print, digital and video formats.

  • Outback NSW Tourism
  • Destination NSW
  • South Coast Tourism
  • Broken Hill Tourism
  • Lightning Ridge Tourism
  • The Darling River Run project
  • Tourism Victoria

In addition to my close relationship and understanding all things travel, I have also worked with most of the major travel and lifestyle magazine publishers as well as the major Australian newspaper publishers producing editorial and advertising photography, including:

  • The Canberra Times (ACM)
  • Newcastle Herald (ACM)
  • Ballarat Courier (ACM)
  • Illawarra Mercury (ACM)
  • The Land (ACM)
  • Queensland Country Life (ACM)
  • Stock and Land (ACM)
  • Australian Financial Review
  • Telegraph & Herald Sun Travel (NewLtd)
  • SMH & The Age Travel (Fairfax)
  • The Border Mail (Fairfax Media)
  • The Canberra Times (ACM)
  • Newcastle Herald (ACM)
  • Ballarat Courier (ACM)
  • Illawarra Mercury (ACM)
  • The Land (ACM)
  • Queensland Country Life (ACM
  • Stock and Land (ACM)
  • Caravan & Motorhome Magazine (Express Media)
  • Open Road (NRMA)
  • Australian Caravan & RV (NRMA)
  • 4WD Action (Express Media)
  • Camper Trailer Touring (Express)
  • Unsealed 4x4 (PC Media)
  • Pat Callinan's 4x4 Adventures (PC Media)
  • Australian Traveller (AT Media)
  • Outback Magazine (RM Williams)
  • Time to Roam
  • What's Up Down Under
With over 17 year's professional photography experience, Australian based photographer Simon ‘Sam’ Bayliss is renowned for producing photography that meets the brief and the budget; at a standard that you only get from a professional.


Simon Bayliss @ Red Dirt Studio

Phone: 0415 890 105