Australian photographer Ray Collins first picked up a camera in 2007 and used it to photograph his friends surfing around his home after long shifts working in a nearby coal mine. His attention quickly shifted from his friends to patterns and forms he noticed in the waves. Collins, who is colorblind, was also drawn to the interplay of light and water, perhaps more attune to contrast than the nuance of color. He poetically refers to this switch from coal miner to fine art photographer as a balance between his “black life and blue life.”
Ray Collins is an international award winning surf photographer from Australia who specializes in gorgeous photography of ocean waves.
Capturing the fleeting moments of a wave’s journey to dissipation, Ray feels more at home floating in saltwater with his camera than anywhere on land. Freezing the ephemeral relationship between water and light is what drives and inspires him to clamber out of bed in the dark each morning to celebrate the sun rising over the sea.
Having only bought his first camera in 2007 to shoot his friends surfing around home, within a few short years Ray progressed to having companies such as Apple, Nikon, United Airlines, Isuzu, Qantas, Patagonia, National Geographic and Red Bull using his unique signature seascapes across their international campaigns. Follow him on Facebook.
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Born in 1949 in Sydney, Tim studied at the National Art School. He lives in Bowral NSW.
Storrier was a Trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales; he was
awarded the Order of Australia AM for his services to art; and a Doctor
of Arts (Hons.) from Charles Sturt University, New South Wales.
Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky loved
painting the sea. A Crimean native, he was born in Feodosia, a port
town, and thus had great waters as a constant companion. This 19th
century Russian Armenian painter had real knack for depicting waves.
Light and translucent, they perfectly capture the essence of the real
thing. Many of these paintings featured a human element, too, with ships
showing the struggle between man and nature.
During his career, Ivan Konstantinovich
Aivazovsky painted more than 6000 paintings, half of which depict sea
and ships. He often went to watch naval manoeuvres and even painted the
siege of Sevastopol. Aivazovsky was widely recognized even outside the
Russian Empire, receiving awards from France, Turkey and others. More info: artcyclopedia.ru (h/t: demilked, mymodernmet)
Mu (short for Murielle) is an designer and photographer from Brittany (France).
Blue like the sky or like the sea that I keep watching without end, like the calm inviting you to day dream… I’m in love with this hue and that’s why I photograph the things surrounding me using it as a connecting theme…
Every day, I widen the range of my palette : deep or light blue, metallic or pastel, turquoise or cyan… blue is multi-faceted, it changes with the days and the places. Welcome to my iodized and cloudy universe of photos taken in Brittany and elsewhere… Minimal pics full of serenity. Mu(rielle) Etc…