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The privilege of nature revealing to me its beauty.

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Tony Rea

How would you describe your style?

I’m drawn to all aspects of nature. I particularly look for the story of how one part of nature relates to another; a leaf on a tree, a shell on a beach, light on water.

All things relate to something else; that’s the big story and I’m delighted to discover that relationship and capture it through my photography.

Photography has been a gift to me. I’m blessed to have this means to love life and be delighted in it.

I see the environment around me as a gift worthy of our utmost respect and care.

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Do you intend your photography to convey a message?

I love seeing something in its simple beauty. Just like each of us has a simple beauty. I’m drawn to how that beauty says something about life and us.

Where do you live and what do you love about your local area?

I live in Cronulla in Sydney’s south. I love the two major landscapes of the area; the coast and the bush.

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How did you get into photography?

It evolved as a means to tell a story; my story. The camera gave me a focus to appreciate nature and myself.

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What do you enjoy about photography the most and why?

To name one I would say the bark on trees. The bark protects the tree and then sheds to allow new growth. The colours, shapes and textures are unique works of art of nature.

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If you could shoot
anywhere in the world,
where would it be and why ?

At the moment I’m thinking New Zealand. Rainforest, waterways and dramatic landscapes.

If you could shoot anywhere in the world, where would it be and why ?

At the moment I’m thinking New Zealand. Rainforest, waterways and dramatic landscapes.

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Out of all of
the photographs you have taken,
which is your favourite and why ?

I love the rockpool image I captured in Temptation Creek in the Royal National Park. My partner, Jane, and I call it Picasso.

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