Everyone knows a picture paints a thousand words but Raw Edge Photography goes one step further to leave a lasting impression – one that tells a story of splendor and serenity.
Come and view award winning local ocean, surf and landscape photography at the Boomerang Beach Gallery. Photobooks, calendars, postcards and small prints also available.
The Gallery is open:
- 10am-3pm every Saturday
- 10am-3pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday in School Holidays
- 10am-3pm on long weekends
View our website for additional opening hours in peak holidays. Viewing by appointment also available.
We also offer lifestyle, model and surf shoots as well as ocean and landscape photography workshops.
Our names are Kian and Ashley Bates and we live in the beautiful Pacific Palms surrounded by the Great Lakes region of New South Wales, an area which inspires us to capture moments in time to present our interpretations of our surrounding land and seascapes.
Ashley and I have both grown up next to the ocean and feel recharged by it’s magnificence whether it be on a body board, surf board, fishing, free diving or behind the camera.
Kian started capturing images with his first waterproof camera when in high school and has learnt to develop his interpretations by constantly experimenting through the years with a series of cameras and lenses.
To be able to freeze a moment in time of a breaking wave and share with people is rewarding and I am constantly amazed as it’s another world viewing waves from behind the lens above and below the surface. No two waves ever break the same and shooting on dark with the flash is an adrenalin rush. Barelling waves, backwash, vortexes, wedges, micro waves, good clarity and stormy swells make for a great session.