5 days ago
#TAKEOVER "My love affair with photographer Eugene Tan @Aquabumps blossomed at first sight. I still get goosebumps from his ability to capture light, surf, joy, nature…all the things I love in one frame. He is a photographing storytelling genius, and my biggest visual artist role model and inspiration. He has also turned his passion of photography into a massive successful business with his amazing wife Debbie Tan. They are a dream team and two of the nicest, positive, humble, hardworking and talented humans I know. It’s one thing to be a great photographer. But to be able to then sell your prints around the world successfully and have over 40,000 subscribers to a daily newsletter is magnificent. What a team.
In my photographs if I’m able to capture natural beauty even close to as good as Aquabumps, I would feel as photographer fulfilled.
Uge is constantly seeking unique angles for his morning images, whether it’s shooting from underwater, in helicopters, or from a cliff in Bondi. So to choose a favourite image by him is incredibly tough. Send for help!
One Image that did inspire me to photograph outside of my comfort zone, was his ballet underwater photograph ‘Leap’ .
It’s so important as a photographer to continue to challenge yourself. And this shows another whole graceful side to Eugene’s gift of photography. Truly exquisite." - @charlottepiho , our guest curator this week.