Australian photographer Ray Collins found the way to reveal the secrets of the oceans, and it’s through his incredible wave photography. Collins was a coal miner before he bought his first camera in 2007 and finally decided to turn his passion into a profession. He stands out for his unique orientation and mastered the art of wave photography. His love for the sea and the passion for photography have secured him a lifelong career. Isn’t it just incredible when something you really like earns you money at the same time?
His photography perfectly shows the power of the water from gentle waves to ferocious storms. Being born in Australia and having spent most of his life near the coastline couldn’t leave Collins indifferent to the hypnotizing waters and restless waves. He himself admits that Ocean has been and always will be the one single constant in his life. Wherever he goes it’s there for him.
No photo resembles the other, in every single shot the water is different, never the same, never repeating itself. And this is what inspires Collins the most. Through his art, the photographer wants to make the viewer feel something. And although water is so powerful in his photos Collins’s biggest nightmare is seeing pollution take over and he is too concerned about the future of oceans and tries to remind us not to take for granted what we have now because someday we may not have it at all.
So now, let’s look and admire the stunning power of the waves, remember to be grateful for all the beauty nature gifted us with and never become the reason for its destruction.
Behind-the-scenes from Aquatech’s short film, Breath.
#1. ‘Half Dome’. The more you look, the more you see.
#2. The stunning wave
#4. Sea Monster