Ocean photography prints like you’ve never seen before!
Ep.2, Season 2, of the Surf Coast Creatives podcast with Tal Lemmens, is now live.
Tal is a Fine Art Ocean Photographer and recently scooped a major international award for an image he captured on the South Coast in NSW.
The award gives the local photographer the international recognition he deserves. He took home First Place (VIEphoto Gold Medal) in the Vienna International Photo Awards 2020 in the ‘Our World – the Beauty of Nature’ Category with his photograph ‘Apex’.
The Finest Ocean Photography Prints From All Over
The contest was open to professional and amateur photographers from around the world. Tal entered the comp from his hospital bed after taking a nasty dive on his mountain bike in Geelong.
The top winners from each category of the VIEpa Vienna International Photo Awards are awarded in the yearly VIEphoto Exhibition. The competition was held during the Vienna Summer Photo Festival in Summer 2020. Selected pictures and collections are exhibited in Vienna.
Tal heads out into the water with nothing but a pair of flippers and waterproof housing for his camera. He can spend hours floating in the sea chasing the perfect shot get. All while getting pounded by waves (over and over and over again!)
The waves he shoots can be dangerous, but Tal’s love of the water keeps him coming back for more. His love for the ocean started in Warrnambool where he grew up but Tal now calls Ocean Grove home.
Tune in to find out how Tal manages a busy life working in mental health. Plus, a growing print store with exquisite ocean photography works rolling off the press.
Check out Tal’s recent interview in Forte Mag and his website here too.
Such a fun episode this one so tune in and let us know what you think!
From your hosts, Ben & Jess.
Ben Hucker is the founder and host of the Surf Coast Creatives podcast. He’s a former financial markets guy who traded Collins St for the Coast 3 years ago now. Tune in for a weekly episode of the Surf Coast Creatives podcast. Each episode is packed full of hints and tips on creativity, health, business and mindset.