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Born in America and based in Australia, Manolakis is a multi-awarding-winning fine art aerial landscape photographer. He has garnered impressive attention from the global art community for his unique techniques, heart-wrenching backstory, and his devotion to revealing nature’s majesty through previously unseen viewpoints.

Steven is personally available to discuss your photography and print requirements. Contact Steven directly via email at hello@stevenstanleymanolakis.com.

Steven’s current portfolio of fine art photography showcases Australia with a particular focus on regions such as:

  • The Kimberley, Western Australia
  • Hutt Lagoon, Western Australia
  • Shark Bay, Western Australia
  • Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, South Australia
  • The Whitsunday Islands, Queensland
  • Lake MacLeod, Western Australia

All Limited-Edition works are captured using a Phase One XF IQ4 150MP. Open Edition works are photographed using a Canon EOS 5DS R, which was the first camera Steven used to capture aerial photography until he upgraded to the Phase One XF IQ4. You might notice that the largest Open Edition prints are smaller than their largest Limited-Edition counterparts. This is for resolution and quality purposes, seeing as the Canon 5DS R is an older model with a smaller sensor.

Absolutely. Our images are available for licensing to most commercial industries including small businesses, publishers, media entities, advertising agencies, government bodies, and the like.

We are happy to provide formal quotes and invoices for commercial purposes, and we also offer special pricing for approved trade applicants.

Yes. Steven Stanley Manolakis personally signs every print, which is rolled within a padded tube to ensure a safe and damage-free journey to your home or business.

Each print is accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity (COA), with matching serially-numbered level 2 holograms for anti-tamper and anti-counterfeit protection.


You can pay using most major payment methods and gateways, all of which follow the strictest international security standards and SSL encryption. Import duties may apply depending on your region’s specific laws and import policies.

Begin by selecting your desired size from the drop-down menu, followed by your preferred method of framing and choice of materials. Add the artwork to your cart and share details for delivery. Feel free to leave a note in your online cart if you have any special requests or comments and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs.

To enquire about custom artwork and framing, contact Steven at hello@stevenstanleymanolakis.com to discuss your special requirements.

Possibly. If you made a mistake or simply changed your mind, please contact our team as soon as possible. Depending on where your order stands in the production pipeline, we may be able to make adjustments accordingly.


All work is printed in high-resolution using the Giclée Printing Method. Here, large-format inkjet printers leverage small spraying devices to match colour and apply ink with painstaking precision. The Giclée Printing Method is Manolakis’ preferred technique, which ensures flawless copies of his fine art that are strikingly identical to the original.

All artwork sizes are for unframed and unbordered prints.

Absolutely. We are able to print on a range of fine art papers, which you can learn more about by contacting us.

While we do indeed sell digital images to businesses for commercial usage, these are typically lower in resolution than the images we use for printing.

Limited Edition prints are exclusively produced in a fixed quantity of 25, with an additional 3 artist proofs. Each print in the edition is individually numbered and signed by the artist.

Open Edition prints have an unrestricted production, allowing for an unlimited number of copies to be created. Unlike Limited Edition works, Open Editions do not have a predetermined quantity, making them widely available and more affordable.


Steven Stanley Manolakis’ artwork is enclosed in Box Frames that protrude from the wall to create a 4-dimensional aesthetic.

Standard Finishes:

  • Tasmanian Oak Frame with White Border
  • Tasmanian Oak Frame no White Border
  • Composite (White Matte) Frame with White Border

Premium Finishes:

  • New Guinea Rosewood with White Border
  • New Guinea Rosewood no White Border
  • Limewash (Tasmanian Oak) with White Border

Our standard timber frames are meticulously crafted from Tasmanian Oak, a beautiful timber cherished within the Australian art community. Its colour typically ranges from straw to reddish-brown, with intermediate shades of cream to pink.

Our premium timber frames are milled from Rosewood, a richly-colored hardwood indigenous to New Guinea. Renowned for its expressive grain, this wood features a striking spectrum of hues, ranging from caramel to deep reddish-brown.

Seeing as timber is a natural material, please note that it can vary significantly in appearance, colour, and grain.

Limewashing is a technique used to finish or refresh the appearance of hardwood timber frames. It involves applying a mixture of slaked lime, water, and pigments directly onto the surface of the wood. This process not only adds a layer of protection to the timber but also imparts a subtle, rustic finish, resulting in a soft white colour. Limewashing is known for highlighting the natural grain and texture of hardwood while offering a breathable and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional paints or stains.

Our fine art prints are framed using archival quality and museum-grade anti-glare glass with scratch resistance and a 70% UV protection rating. For special artwork such as pieces enclosed in very large frames, we use high-quality acrylic, which is lighter than glass and less prone to breakage during handling.

All framed artwork comes standard with a split batten hanging system, providing the heavy-duty support your artwork demands to stay in place and remain flush with the wall. For enquiries regarding alternative hanging systems, please contact Steven directly.

Splines are slender wooden strips used to reinforce the corners of a picture frame, enhancing its strength and aesthetic appeal.

We spline all timber frame corners to set your artwork apart and amplify its aura of authentic craftsmanship.


While framed prints are currently only available for shipping throughout Australia, unframed prints can be shipped anywhere worldwide.

Quality takes time. All fine art prints are hand-produced in Sydney, New South Wales, by High Res Digital using the Giclée method. Frames are hand-built by Graphic Art Mount, leveraging high-quality archival materials and meticulous conservation practices. For this reason, please expect to wait up to 6 weeks for delivery Australia-wide. Depending on your geographic location, lead times may be longer. For special deliveries and requests, please contact our team directly.

Each print is carefully rolled inside a padded tube for safe shipping. To avoid damage, we recommend letting a professional framer remove the art to ensure proper handling of delicate Giclée prints, which are as fragile as original art. Dust, moisture, dirt, and more can scratch, crease, or dent the paper.

Our frames are transported by specialised art couriers who are experts in handling and delivering framed artwork safely. While we do our utmost to ensure that your artwork arrives in perfect condition, we cannot guarantee unforeseen circumstances. However, should any issues arise during transit, please contact us immediately for support and resolution.

Reach out to our team immediately so we can investigate further with the courier.

Refunds and Returns

In the unlikely event that your print is incorrect or arrives damaged – or if you aren’t 100% satisfied with the quality – please reach out to our team as soon as possible. You will need to share photographic evidence so we can confirm the issue, assess the extent of the damage, or investigate if another order was shipped to you by mistake. In eligible circumstances, we will organize an expedited replacement or full refund.