Friday 6th March
Showing over the Leeuwin Weekend untill 19th March
“From the Sea” is a new photographic exhibition by local photographer Russell Ord and will be open for viewing at JahRoc Galleries on the 6th March 2015. For two weeks, his imagery will add to the creative vibe in Margaret River in conjunction with the 3rd annual Emergence Creative Festival.
Bringing together like-minded creatives from across the globe for a four day sensory overload, Emergence Creative Festival is an unique event set in the beautiful surrounds of Margaret River.
Russell Ord is one of the talented local artist collaborating with the Festival and his photographic work on display at JahRoc Galleries allows participants an up close view of the ocean usually only seen by Mother Nature herself.
Living in Margaret River for over 12 years, Russell Ord, has established his photographic business primarily within the surfing industry. In the last 5 years, his imagery has caught the eye of reputable galleries and clients which has seen his work promoted within the art world.
At home, Russell chooses to steer clear of the crowds. Instead, he will venture out into secret spots on the rugged WA coast or locations more than 15km offshore in the Southern Ocean, where he is at peace swimming into some of the heaviest waves imaginable. His shots provide a unique view into the depth of the impact zone.
“The last few years I’ve kind of gone away from capturing every single moment, and now I’m just trying to get that one moment that’s challenging to myself. So that means swimming right into the thick of things and seeing what we can do”.
“From The Sea” by RUSSELL ORD on show from 6th March…
“As a surfing photographer, Russ is a special kind of maniac. He lives out there on the boundary between shootable and deadly, and too often has risked his neck to swim out and immortalise some of the heaviest water ever shot. But plonked out there in the middle of the wild old ocean, he also has a subtle skill for giving that chaos certain poignance and feeling, and that skill doesn’t come easy”
Sean Doherty, Editor & Journalist.
Watch these teasers, short snippets of Russell Ord’s story, soon to be a full documentary…
“From the Sea” photographic exhibition at JahRoc Galleries –
6th March – 19th March 2015.
We look forward to seeing you over the Leeuwin Weekend and the Emergence Creative Festival.
View Russell Ord Artist Gallery