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Australia-based photographer Ray Collins first grabbed a camera back in 2007 when, after a hard day’s work at a local coal mine, he used to photograph his friends when they went surfing. But he soon started to concentrate on the waves rather than his friends, and the forms and patterns that the waves created. Collins is colour-blind and was attracted by the interaction of light with water, naturally more tuned in contrast rather than colour. He lyrically points out that his shift from coal miner to fine art photographer is what indicates the balance between his “black life and blue life”.
Collins has received a number of awards, accolades and sponsorships from photography titans which led to the publication of “Found At Sea”, his first book.
You can check more of his truly beautiful work on his website and follow him on Instagram where you can dive into his pictures on a day-to-day basis.