Photo credits:

Stu Gibson

Stuart Gibson

Photograher, Hobart, Tasmania

I was born in Tasmania in 1983 and I became a photographer around 2003, although I’ve always loved cameras and filming. It wasn’t until I borrowed a friends Canon EOS 5 that I fell in love with still photography, the quality amazed me! Shooting on 35mm slide film was a true test to learn the skills to become a photographer.

A fellow Tasmanian and professional photographer Sean Davey was my main inspiration and mentor. He’s always keen to lend a helping hand, which I’m ever so grateful for! I’m still learning so much in the photo world and I’m having so much fun doing it. I truly can’t think of a better job.

My main passions are surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding. But my photos are more than 90% surfing, or in the water in some way. I was practically born surfing so it’s hard to be away from the coast for too long. My life as a photographer consists of traveling, swimming, sun, and sitting behind a computer – a lot!

I live in Tasmania the coldest windiest place in Australia, every Tasmanian surfer runs into ear problems at some point, I’ve fast tracked mine by basically living in the water. SurfEars are the perfect way to protect you from the harsh elements but amazingly let you hear as well!