BIO

Luke Shadbolt is a photographic artist and creative director from Sydney, Australia.

A consuming passion for the ocean gave him the privilege of spending his formative years travelling between remote natural areas and densely populated environments, affording him an empathetic insight into the interconnectedness of the world we inhabit. With an ambition to illustrate grand ideas on an intimate and relatable scale, he explores the interaction of man and nature in a physical, sociological and evolutionary context.

He currently spreads his time between his fine art practice and commercial photography/creative direction. With an emphasis on underwater photography and on-location work, he focuses on the action sports, travel, landscape and fashion industries.

He is represented by Michael Reid Gallery (Sydney / Berlin)

AWARDS

2017
Nikon / Surfing Australia Surf Photo Of The Year - 1st Prize
2016

Red Bull Illume Category Winner - Energy

Nikon / Surfing Australia Surf Photo Of The Year - 2nd Prize

Prix De La Photographie (PX3) Nature / Water (Maelstrom) - 1st Prize
Prix De La Photographie (PX3) Nature / Water (Salutation) - 2nd Prize
Prix De La Photographie (PX3) Advertising / Book Cover (Salutation) - 2nd Prize
Prix De La Photographie (PX3) Fine Art / Landscape (Maelstrom) - Honourable Mention
International Photography Awards (IPA) Nature: Other (Maelstrom) - Honourable Mention
International Photography Awards (IPA) Special: Other (Maelstrom) - Honourable Mention
International Photography Awards (IPA) Sports: Water Sports (Teahupoo Rainbow) - Honourable Mention
International Photography Awards (IPA) Sports: Extreme Sports (Teahupoo Rainbow) - Honourable Mention
International Photography Awards (IPA) Sports: Water Sports (End Of The Road) - Honourable Mention
International Photography Awards (IPA) Sports: Extreme Sports (End Of The Road) - Honourable Mention

2015

International Photography Awards (IPA) Sports: Editorial - 3rd Prize

2014

Nikon / Surfing Australia Surf Photo Of The Year - 1st Prize

Riptide Bodyboarding Magazine - Photographer Of The Year (public vote)

Le Boogie Bodyboarding Magazine - Photographer Of The Year (peer review)

International Photography Awards (IPA) Nature: Aerial - Honourable Mention

PRESS

Time Magazine
Monster Children
Blisss Magazine
Hi Fructose
Surfing World 
Traveller
Surfstitch
Red Bull
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