Trent Mitchell Photographer

About

I'd stare into my favourite crystals for hours when I was a kid. All kinds, shapes and colours. They had a vibrancy of light and colour that drew me in like nothing else. I’d lose sense of time observing their subtle changes in different light with every movement. I wanted to bottle up the beauty that appeared to dance in my hands. I’d take the crystals to school and share their magic with my friends. I wanted everyone to experience what I could see. 

Things haven't changed and I’m still hunting magic to share with the world and I use a camera to bottle it. Now I'm seeking a broader connectedness with nature to help inspire wellness for people and the earth as a greater whole.

My work is inherently water centric and focused on travel, sport, active and oceanic lifestyles. I instinctively thread elements of time, energy and atmosphere throughout my work and they're the ingredients that trigger me to release the shutter. With a background in art direction and publishing I'm completely engaged bringing creative briefs to life and articulating ideas with an authentic and considered vision. 

You’ll most likely find me hunting the bigger picture along the vast periphery of Australia where the land meets the sea.

 

Clients

I feel grateful to work on an artistic and commercial level with people, brands and natural wonders I love and respect. 

Google, Red Bull International, Telstra, Balter Brewery, 2XU, Leica Australia, Summersite, Commonwealth Bank, Nikon Australia, Patagonia, Reef Oil, Renault, Rusty Womens, New Balance, Lulu Lemon Athletica, Surf Stitch, Bellroy, Moana Bikini, Rip Curl, Surf Dive ‘n’ Ski, Kellogg’s Australia, Freestyle Watches, Reef Shoes, Rhythm Garments and Urge Footwear.

 

Awards and Exhibitions

2017
"Australia. Seriously?" Solo exhibition | Moran Gallery, Sylvania.

2016
Finalist - 2016 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize.
"Australia. Seriously?" Solo exhibition | Juniper Hall
"This time it's Personal" Group exhibition | Sun Studios
"Volume One" Group exhibition | Red Sea Gallery
"Northern Light" Group exhibition | Manly Art Gallery

2015
Winner - 2015 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize.
Finalist x 2 - 2015 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize.
Finalist – Head On Landscape Prize
Semi-Finalist - Head On Portrait Prize
Finalist – Nikon Australian Surf Photographer of the year

2014
Winner - Desktop Magazine – Create Awards – Photography ( Book: Above/Below )
Honourable Mention – International Photography Awards | Self Published & Fine Art Books ( Book: Above/Below )
Finalist – Nikon Australian Surf Photographer of the year

2013
Nominee – [Framed] Awards – Sports/Action photographer of the year
Semi-Finalist – Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize
Winner – PhotoShoot Awards – Oceans 2013 – Beaches and Freedom
Winner – PhotoShoot Awards – Oceans 2013 – Beauty and Emotion
Winner – PhotoShoot Awards – Oceans 2013 – Immensities

2012
Winner – International Photography Awards – Special (other)
Third place – International Photography Awards – People (other)
Semi-finalist – Moran Contemporary Photography Prize
Winner – The 2012 Galley Club Annual Awards ( Book: Chasing the Curve )

2011
Winner – Capture Magazine’s Emerging Photographer of the Year – Overall
Winner – Capture Magazine’s Emerging Photographer of the Year – Portrait
Finalist – Australian Surf Photographer of the year
Semi-finalist – Moran Contemporary Photography Prize

2010
Winner – Capture Magazine’s Emerging Photographer of the Year – Sport
Finalist – Moran Contemporary Photography Prize
Finalist – Australian Surf Photographer of the Year

2009
Winner – Essence of Australia Photography Comp
Finalist – Moran Contemporary Photography Prize
Finalist – Australian Surf Photographer of the Year

 

Art & Editions

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