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Sean Davey first picked up a Kodak 126 Instamatic camera after school one afternoon in late October of 1977, to photograph a tiny perfect wave at his home beach Little did he know at the time that it would develop (pardon the pun) into a lifelong obsession that would take Sean many, many places, in pursuit of his chosen craft of photography.
Fast forward some 30 years and Sean is now a veteran of the surf scene. Widely published in several countries, a career that has spawned more than a 100 magazine covers along the way. When not in Hawaii, shooting the north shore, Sean often leads exploratory photo expeditions to many of the worlds more "out of the way" surf zones. An amicable character, Sean is well liked by his peers and widley respected as a creator of innovative, ocean inspired imagery. Style is a large factor in Sean's work and often is what sets it apart from other shooters. Sean spends much of the Hawaiian summer, photographing turtles, dolphins and fish , along with whatever else happens along the way. Water is a major theme in Sean's work and he does his best to capture it's many different moods.
Originally from the island state of Tasmania in Australia, Sean has called Oahu's north shore home now for well over a decade. For most who practice surf photography hawaii has always been the main drawcard during the northern winter months. The north shore surf attracts surfers from all over of the surfing world, which keeps Sean pretty busy. During the quieter summer months Sean regularly heads exploratory magazine trips to out if the way locations around the world and when he's not doing that, you'll often find him creating his sealife photography with the hawaii sea turtles and fish schools and underwater dolphin photos. Ocean photography has always been a dominant part of Sean's work it's part recreation, part work, he says, but always satisfying to do.
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