Trent Mitchell Photographer

About

I'd stare into my favourite crystals for hours when I was a kid. All kinds, shapes and colours. There's a vibrancy to the refracted light and colour that drew me in like nothing else. I’d lose track of time observing their subtle changes with movement and light. I wanted to bottle up the ever-changing colour and beauty that appeared in my hands. I’d take the crystals to school and share their magic with my friends and class-mates. I wanted everyone to experience what I could see. 

Things haven't changed and now photography is my crystal collection. I’m still chasing that magic to share with the world and I use a camera as a vehicle for discovery, interpretation and creation. I thread the themes of time, energy and atmosphere through my pictures. Bringing the unseen into the world motivates me to keep creating and rediscovering the world around me, to inspire others.

I’m an Australian photographer with an art and design background, embracing a deep love of people, stories, the ocean, landscapes and exploring new places. Hunting authentic and interpretative moments, I look to engage the viewer through emotion, light, colour and movement so they experience an inspired perspective of the world around us. My work is inherently water based and focused around people, travel, active and oceanic lifestyles.

With a background of art direction, branding and publishing I'm excited bringing briefs to life and articulating ideas with a wholistic and considered vision. Design influences how I compose the world and art influences how I illustrate it through pictures. 

The future excites me the most, I feel there's always fresh ways to see and experience things see things everyday, no matter how big or small. I believe in limitless possibilities and bring this to every creative challenge.

 

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, 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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