• Tiwi Warrior Face painted in clan designs, feathers in his hair, holding a ceremonial spear. 
  • Timmy Burarrwanga Shallow pristine waters of Bawake, north-east Arnhem Land, pronged fishing spear.
  • Coastal Barge Plying the waters of the Arafura Sea, delivering supplies to remote communities.
  • Working dogs Dogs and cattle engaged in battle. A battle of wills.
  • Oil Flare When oil is flared on an exploration rig the metal has to be cooled or it may melt.
  • Drovers A cup of tea and a chat at piccaninny dawn in the Victoria River district.

Gallery Two Six - David Hancock Photography

Welcome to the website of David Hancock Photography, Gallery Two Six and SkyScans Australia, all of which represent the work of Darwin photographer, David Hancock, one of northern Australia's leading corporate and industrial photographers.

SkyScans Photo Library contains up to 300,000 images, including one of the best collections of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal subjects, along with stunning images of landscapes and Outback life. Corporate and industrial photography is well represented with images from the mining, energy, oil and gas sectors. David has worked at mine sites and on offshore oil rigs for more than 25 years and is HUET trained.

Gallery Two Six is where David Hancock exhibits a portion of his imagery and the fine art photos of other Darwin and Top End photographers.

David is an experienced photographer and writer who has published five books and, today, works widely for Australian Geographic and Outback magazines, the European picture agency, Anzenberger, as well as a number of corporate, government and indigenous clients.

David Hancock is a Darwin communications professional able to deliver high quality photography and writing, as well as advice on publishing. His writing skills have been honed over 40 years working for major companies and organizations, including 12 years with The Australian newspaper and 15 years with Fairfax publications. David writes about and photographs people to highlight their skills, strengths and character.

David Hancock works with graphic designers and printing houses in Australia and Asia to produce large projects. He is a leading book publisher in Darwin.

David travels widely throughout the Top End by 4WD vehicle, aircraft and helicopter, visiting remote communities, cattle stations, mine sites, tourist destinations and wild country.



Eye Contact Exhibition David Hancock

David Hancock’s new book Northern Territory Sea Food narrates the stories of professional fishers and portrays the largely pristine environment in which they work. Exquisite photographs take the reader to some of the Territory’s more remote habitats.

No book about the sea would be complete without a selection of unique Territory-style recipes. Darwin chefs Steve Sunk and Jason Wilkes have cooked up 80 stunning seafood dishes that are spread lavishly throughout the 220-page book.

Eye Contact Exhibition David Hancock

David's Top End book is a collection of dramatic landscapes, beautiful aerial scenes, majestic wildlife and people living simple but remarkable lives.

David has been documenting life in Australia's Top End for 30 years; his images and stories about the north have illustrated pages of newspapers and magazines throughout the world.