Russell Ord - Rough Seas

3 March 2022


3 May 2022

Russell Ord - Rough Seas

About the event

On his path to becoming an internationally acclaimed photographer, Russell Ord has squinted down the lens at an intriguing mix of subjects over the years. He’s shot magazine covers of world-class surfers and helped deify celebrity chefs. He’s roamed with Uunguu Rangers in the Australian outback, island-hopped across tropical fantasylands and followed his photographic instincts through urban meccas. Like much of Russell’s work, Rough Seas is an exhibition celebrated for simultaneously implying the cruelty and majesty of the sea.

As one of the world’s leading surf photographers, Russ’s unique talents culminated in his documentation of a violent twist of Indian Ocean known simply as ‘The Right’. In pursuit of a unique, career-defining angle, Russ put himself in a situation where the ocean’s most powerful forces converge. The hard-won image served as the focal point for his celebrated documentary, One Shot showing at Cannery Arts Centre alongside Rough Seas

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This exhibition is proudly supported by the Shire of Esperance and Regional Arts WA