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My name is Hugh Davis. I am 30 years old and live in Perth, Western Australia. I grew up near the beach and have always loved being in and around the water. I've been shooting surf imagery for about four years. There is a strong Western Australian focus in my work. WA is where I spend most of my time and the pristine coastline and epic waves provide a constant source of awesome subjects.
My aim as a photographer is to capture the many moods of the ocean and the personalities who gravitate towards it and to do so simply and naturally. I love shooting in the water. I used to do a lot of swimming when I was younger so I feel pretty comfortable in the surf. As a photographer and a surfer I can say the stoke you get from nailing a good water shot is just as satisfying as being on the other side of the lens.
I started The Weekend Warrior blog and newsletter back in April 2007. I enjoy showing people what surfers get to experience whenever they are in the water through my photography. The Weekend Warrior is a great tool which allows me to do this. I live in Perth, which suffers from notoriously ordinary surf but I escape down to Margaret River or up north to chase quality waves whenever it is pumping. The product after each shoot is a free email, delivering ocean imagery from the surf-rich coastline of Western Australia and beyond. Crafted commentary compliments the images to deliver a complete, retrospective surf report.
The Weekend Warrior is pitched at anyone who surfs and/or appreciates the ocean, from frothing grommets to esteemed elders cruising on mals. Check out my website at www.hughdavis.com.au for more information and to subscribe to the regular froth.
I've had work published in Tracks, Australian Surfing Life and The Surfer's Path. A selection of my work is on display at select outlets in the Margaret River region and in Perth.
You can browse Hugh's portfolio and order prints at his website www.hughdavis.com.au. Custom orders including framing and mounting are welcome, contact Hugh through his website or call him on +61423009644 for more information.