Trent Mitchell

Posted by Alex

A few photos from Australian photographer Trent Mitchell. That first image is really amazing — looks more like a painting than a photo to me. I am obsessed (and terrified) of the ocean, and I love shots like this that capture the colossal power and beauty of the ocean.

The other day I was convinced I needed to take underwater shots with my new camera. Thinking an underwater housing might cost somewhere around $100, I set out to purchase one and rent a wetsuit. This, I’ve learned, was a naive assumption. An underwater housing for my camera costs approx $3500. The dream died as quickly as it appeared.

The original inspiration for this underwater mission was the work of Asako Narahashi. The idea of floating just off the coast of various beaches, taking the occasional photo, sounded pretty good. Looks like I’ll have to make due with a complicated array of ziplock bags.

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mike says:

April 21, 2010 at 7:24 am

THat first photo is pretty sick! If it wasn’t shown with the other photos I don’t think I would of realized it was an actual wave.


John King says:

April 21, 2010 at 9:04 am

if you are just wanting to get a few feet in without getting into crazy surf there are bags that you can purchase for much less. housings are typically made for a specific set-up. one type of housing for a fisheye, one type for a 100mm, etc. tough to mix it up in other words. love this blog btw.


Olivier says:

April 21, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Great to see some ocean love on the site :) It’s my home for sure! Would love to get into water photography, but yeh housings $ are making it pretty prohibitive…but then again when your gear is at stake you don’t want any failures out there. @panicstreak Been a long time fan of Clark Little too, he must must have sand in some crazy places the way he goes about taking his shots!

The first and last ones are awesome captures.


bustah brown says:

April 22, 2010 at 1:55 pm

I met Trent this year for the opening weekend at Mammoth. Super good humble dood. He was in California for the launch of Asymbol is an online gallery with a tight curated collection of iconic photographs and art pieces from the snow, surf and skate worlds. Pretty sweet stuff. Mike Parillo, Jamie Lynn, Ari Marcopoulos, Scott Lenhardt, Tim Zimmerman, Danny Zapalac, Adam Haynes, Jeff Curtes, Nick Russian, Mike Blabac, Matt French, and Trent Mitchell.