Photography is a HUGE element at SWELL.
At SWELL 2021 Currumbin Beach, photographers are invited to come along for a FREE photography meet-up to talk the talk, shoot sculptures, capture the light and the moment.
Passionate photographer Tony Scott will be hosting the two sessions.
Photography enthusiasts are invited to come along to the casual meets to take photos together and talk.
About Tony Scott
Tony has had a love of the ocean since his childhood, surfing at Saltburn by the Sea on the
Yorkshire Coast of England and long summer holidays in Treyarnon Bay, a Cornish coastal
village near Padstow.
He was introduced to photography when at 16, was fortunate enough to work with
renowned lifestyle photographer Graham Oliver (Solstock) based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Moving to Australia in the early 1980’s and living at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, he
was able to combine his passion for the ocean and photography. This has enabled him to
travel and photograph all types of marine life: Great White Sharks and Sea Lions in South
Australia, Mantra Rays, Turtles, Dolphins and Whales in Australia and Indonesia as well as
the rare Hector Dolphins in New Zealand.
People often ask what keeps his passion alive and does he not get tired of shooting whales
etc? His answer is a resounding ‘NO’! He has more motivation and passion to take photos
today than any time in his life so far, each day there is something new to shoot. He has
spent the last five years honing his skills in scuba diving and underwater photography, which
has brought a whole new world alive for him. Traveling to Raja Ampat in January 2020 was
a highlight for him, combining diving and photography. He says the ocean in that part of the
world is truly incredible, the biodiversity of fish and coral is phenomenal.
When is he happiest? It’s when he has a camera in his hand whether above or below the
People often ask Tony where his favourite place to shoot is. His reply is ‘I have not been
there yet, it still awaits my arrival – Antarctica’.
When | Saturday 11 September at 5 am for sunrise meet up
Sunday 12 September at 4:30 pm for a sunset shoot.
Where | Meet at The Meeting Place, Wallace Nicoll Park, Pacific Parade, Currumbin
Time | as outlined above. Each meet-up with run for approx. 2 hours.
What to bring | Your favourite sculpture shooting camera or smartphone. A bag to carry your equipment in. A tripod if you like to use one. Comfortable warm clothing as it may be cold.
Tony will meet with you and have a chat about the plan for the shoot, then as a group head down to the selected sculptures, set up and shoot the selection of works. Then head over to The SWELL Meeting Place for a coffee or tea and a chat.
We recommend photographers purchase a SWELL Printed program so photographers can credit the artists. $5 from information hubs at SWELL.
Images – Tony Scott supplied by Tony Scott. Untitled by Philip Darnton Image by PBR Images