Maelstrom [SERIES] art series by , 2016-18

Maelstrom [SERIES], 2016-18

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Luke Shadbolt

Luke Shadbolt’s 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.

His sculptural, abstract photography examines the duality of nature, of language, and sense of place with a specific focus on the oceans. Exploring the exchange, cycle and balance of power fundamental to the functioning of our planet, Shadbolt aims to renew an awareness and appreciation of the environment.

Shadbolt currently spreads his time between his fine art practice and commercial photography/creative direction, with an emphasis on underwater photography, action sports, travel, lifestyle and fashion.

Luke Shadbolt is a Central Coast based artist who studied Visual Communication at the University of Newcastle. He has recently secured covers of Surfing World and the QANTAS Magazine and worked with commercial and editorial clients including Audi, Tourism Australia, Nikon and SK-II. His first major solo exhibition as a visual artist was staged by Michael Reid Sydney in 2016.