While I was home in Western Australia for Summer, I spent heaps of time hanging out with one of my good mates Evan. He rips on the log and is always a pleasure to shoot and surf with. We did a bunch of trips up and down the coast over the Summer.
I first noticed Mirian’s graceful style when I was out photographing early one morning in Sayulita. She glided past me on her beautiful turquoise board, dancing around in the waves. I immediately became mesmerised with capturing her in the glistening sun as it bounced around her.
Heading to Oz for the first time I didn’t have any plans but one, head to Noosa for the Noosa Festival Of Surfing. Over the years I have seen all the coverage of the festival online and it just looked like a blast. Perfect right hander for the best to put on a performance.
On Sunday the 24th of March, people power was in great numbers on the shores of St Kilda as hundreds turned out to say NO to Equinor's proposal to drill in the Great Australian Bight.
A little bump forms on the horizon of the Tasman Sea, emerging into a set wave. As the surfers start to scramble in the lineup, so do I. Positioning myself in the anticipation of where the wave will hit, how fast its coming in and where the surfer will be to get the perfect angle.
As I’m sure a million other analogue photographers can agree, film really is like no other. It’s timeless. There’s something so special about getting ludicrous amounts of film developed – despite almost getting bankrupt by the costs involved (lol).
People will message me asking questions like I’m an expert. What equipment do you use? How do you shoot from the water? How did you get started? I’ve been photographing for about as long as I could hold a camera, and professionally for 7 years now. But I didn’t start swimming with the camera in surf until about 8 months ago. I’m no expert.
My name is Aidan Gunn, I started taking photos when I moved to the Sunshine Coast from Victoria. I brought a gopro to film my mates skating, although not long after I was blessed with some good swell around home.
As far as years go, 2018 was fantastic. I was able to spend 5 months in the Sunshine Coast, a month in Indo, a few weeks in Tassie and a couple months at home... But sadly, I only had my crappy little $3 op shop point and shoot film camera to journey with me.
Hey I'm Jake. A fairly normal 22 year old guy based in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast, QLD. My passion is being around the ocean and shooting film, tending to squeeze a sneaky wave in whenever I have the opportunity, sloppy or not (mostly always sloppy).
I’m Adrian. I reside in Newcastle NSW. I utilise the ocean to stay youthful, awake and smiling. Like most of us. If it's pumping I probably missed 'the shot' by paddling out.
It’s a burst of colour in random moments. With vivid sunsets etched into the back of your eyeballs with fire laced skies.
Light leaks, double exposure, soft & warm, fuzzy & muddled. Happy accidents, film developed on top of a forgotten roll.
URBNSURF (urbnsurf.com, @urbnsurf), Australia’s leading surf park developer, announced that the construction of its ‘URBNSURF Melbourne’ surfing lagoon is nearing completion, and is on track to be pumping out perfect waves at its Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine location around Easter 2019.
Throughout the past couple of years of waves, the one constant that never dissolved was shooting film. My Nikon F3 has been through it all with me capturing all the turbulent and wonderful rides.