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Ben Sowry is a budding photographer from the south coast of NSW, Australia. Having always had an interest in photography and a flare with his writing skills, this blog was created to show the world the gradual developement of his photography and the limitations that this young man is willing to push to achieve better photos. If you have any advice for him or other enquiries relating to his photos, feel free to leave a comment or email him at bensowryimaging@hotmail.com

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Southern Man Surf Ulladulla: Southern Man is on Blogspot

Southern Man Surf Shop Ulladulla have been loyal supporters of surfing and the Milton Ulladulla community for over 35 years.

We have an amazing selection of Clothing and accessories with trained and specialised staff.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Summers Secret Slabs

And who said summer swell was a drag?...Gee-whizz, if this is summer, bring on winter!!
Thursday, 25th February. Almost all beachies and reefs were vacated. The waves were scarce and the riders were non-existent. However, perseverance proved to be the upper hand this day. The boat hammered through the choppy swell as we trolled towards our destination, and there she was... the sun beamed gentley off the face of the waves, perfectly hidden from the wind, pristine walls of pure power gloriously exploding onto the barnacle covered reef. Perfection, yes.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Liam Tomkins

Liam Tomkins from East Coast, New South Wales. A definate contender for a future career amongst the waves. This young chap is as good as they come, with a level head and a clear mindset of what he wants to achieve. May the waves reward this white-haired minature buddah, and bring him luck on his path to success.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Feeding the Passion - Brian O'leary

During my last surf voyage down south I was lucky enough to shake the hand of a local legend Brian O'leary. On first impression you see a frail elderly man with a grin wider than your arm span, but after speaking, you begin to see the strength of his wisdom and the brute stength of his left hand supporting his bulky 400mm lense . Brian has been photographing the waves of Bawley point for over 30 years and has spent over 50 years behind a camera lense. On normal occassion he spends his time photographing Birds and nature. The things this man has done in a lifetime, the things those weathered eyes have seen over the years... I cannot begin to imagine. A big thankyou to you Brian, for the advice you have given, it will always be an indentation in my photography.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Bring out the guns

Saturday, 6th February. With howling southerly winds and a charging 4-5 foot easterly swell I took the risk of trekking it down south to find some waves. Even though home to some of the gnarliest waves in NSW, the Shellhaven district had nothing on display. Despite this, a hand-full rogue sets were able to penetrate the windy barrier. Later I managed to find a protected beach where a few of the local lads wittingly chose tow-outs as their weapon of choice.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Splash and Dash - Australias largest Aquathon

The Australia Day Illawarra Aquathon is Australias largest aquathon with an estimated 1500 + participants involved in the splash and dash at picturesque Wollongong harbour. The Aquathon is an achievable event which is open to all age and abilities, from begginners to elite athletes such as Australian Iron man Ben Allen. All money raised is for Anglicare Australia.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010


Kayhla White has a natrual auror which draws you near. Shes as down to earth as they come, and is in ownership of a lethal smile which can make any man melt. Nothing short of perfection. Thanks kay for letting me shoot you.

With a stormy weather forecast and booming onshore winds, I skipped my early plans for skindiving and pulled out the camera. Although a lake of inspiration was looming, I decided to take advantage of the storms lighting and paint a more ominous portrait of myself. As the day went on I returned with an old friend, Jana Lace, to expand a little more on the dark imagery.