Tim Elwin, photographer

His beautiful and acclaimed images under the Urban Ripples banner will be familiar to many in the area, and now inspirational local photographer Tim Elwin is ready to stun visitors at his latest exhibition, ‘Dawn Rising’ as part of the Head On Photo Festival.

Acclaimed photographer, Tim Elwin, may specialise in many areas including lifestyle, fashion and portrait photography, however, his real passion lies in shooting the water at dawn, particularly around his local haunts on the Northern Beaches.

It’s this passion that’s inspired ‘Dawn Rising’, a stunning exhibition of his talent, where the surreal becomes real as his photography takes a step towards abstract paintings.

His latest work is designed to have a calming effect on the senses as we all know our local oceans do. His latest photographic achievements could only have been made possible by shooting “from within the ocean at dawn, whilst still dark, waiting and watching for the sun to peek its head over the horizon”.

Head to Manly This November to View Tim’s Work

Mark your calendars — from 18 November to 24 November, Manly Life Saving Club will host Tim’s exhibition as an associated exhibitor of the Head On Photo Festival. It’ll be open every day between 10:30am and 5pm, free of cost. However, there is a viewing time booking system to ensure COVID-19 venue restrictions are followed. You can sign up here.

“I am so very proud of my art to be recognised by the worlds’ second-largest photography festival, Head On Photo Festival as it reinforces the strength of my work and the emotions I am trying to encapsulate,” says Tim.

His exhibition is likely to be an event to remember if some of his past accolades are anything to go by:

  • Surf Visuals 2020 – TOP 50 Surf Photographers
  • Capture Magazine 2020 – Top Emerging Landscape Photographers (Australasia)
  • Australian Professional Photography Awards 2020 – Top 25 Newcomer
  • The Mono Award 2020
  • Highly Recommended and Fine Art Photography Awards 2020 – Seascape Nominee

Tim’s Inspiring Story

Tim had a horrific motorcycle accident in 2018, which left him disabled but very thankful to be alive. Since then the photographer has used his connection with water to push himself through rehab and get back to doing what he loves.

After spending months in hospitals before returning to photography, Tim set up a social initiative called ‘Print For Print’ which donates 50% of all his art sales to install fine art photography into public hospitals. His goal is to ‘fill every room in every Australian public hospital with calming, inspirational art to support the mental health of patients and staff’.

To lend your support, you can shop through his label, Urban Ripples.

Dawn Rising Exhibition Details
Date: 18-24 November
Venue: Manly Surf Life Saving Club
Website and booking: https://urbanripples.com/exhibitions

Urban Ripples Photography Contact details
Website: www.urbanripples.com
Email: info@urbanripples.com
Instagram: @urbanripples

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