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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 danced in my hands. I’d take the crystals to school and share their magic with my friends to enjoy.

I wanted everyone to experience what I could see.   

My purpose hasn't faltered, now I play the same dance with life and a lens. I work from a place of curiosity while wanting to seek a deeper connection with people and places, to constantly learn and help create positive change. 

I thrive working on dynamic concepts, focused on connecting people with places and the natural environment. I tell stories through through  movement, form, water and light and love rendering unrepeatable moments created from an honest and authentic space. Capturing the essence of how it feels to be there drives my creative process.   

I couldn't imagine life without the thrill I get working in the moment and sharing a vision with the world. I revel in the creative process and love simplifying energies into art. I never take my position for granted, I'm genuinely thankful I can help like-minded people by doing what I love everyday.

 

Clients
Google, Red Bull International, Telstra, Commonwealth Bank, Balter Brewery, 2XU, Leica Australia, Summersite, 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.

 

Accolades

2018
Winner - Nikon Australian Surf Photo of the Year
Finalist - 2018 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize
Third – International Photography Awards - People
Third – International Photography Awards - Sport Editorial

2017
Honourable Mention x 5 – International Photography Awards
Honourable Mention x 3 – International Photography Awards - One Shot
"Australia. Seriously?" Solo exhibition | The Moran Gallery

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
Honourable Mention – International Photography Awards | Fine Art Books
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 ( 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

 

Media

https://www.worldphoto.org/blogs/28-08-18/deeper-connection-people-and-nature

https://www.broadsheet.com.au/sydney/art-and-design/article/true-blue#gallery-1

https://medium.com/@bellroy/ten-minutes-with-trent-mitchell-e332c64b0df8

https://eastsidefm.org/trip-memory-lane-trent-mitchells-australia-seriously-exhibition/

http://www.breakfastcultureclub.com/culture/2015/11/19/trent-mitchell

https://www.coastalwatch.com/surfing/12492/interview-trent-mitchell-s-above-below

http://blog.leica-camera.com/2016/08/04/paradise-tahiti-leica-x-u/

https://stabmag.com/style/photolyfe-trent-mitchell/

https://www.redbull.com/au-en/behind-the-lens-trent-mitchell

 

 

 

Portrait © Robert Sherwood