Vagabond Tahiti Adventure 2019 - Wes Bennett

Vagabond Tahiti Adventure 2019 - Wes Bennett

Can you tell us a little about yourself and how you got into photography?
I’m from the Central Coast of NSW, Terrigal to be exact.
An electrician by trade working across various construction projects in Sydney. I’m an avid bodysurfer and have a love for the ocean. I have enjoyed shooting photos since I was at school, capturing photos of mates surfing or hanging at the beach. It’s really only been in the past couple of years where I have been focused on creating images that really draw the viewer in. I like how an image can bring so many different worlds into one – where one person sees one story another person could see something totally different.

What fascinates you about the ocean?? And more specifically, ocean photography?

The ocean is so unpredictable and dramatic. There is so much raw energy you never really know what it’s going to produce. It gives you so much variety as well as creative freedom with no two days ever being the same, so your subject matter is forever changing.

How was the Vagabond workshop at Tahiti, fav moments and what was the experience like sharing the ocean with like-minded people and also getting to hang out with and learning from Domenic Mosqueira & Russell Ord??

From the moment the crew were picked up on the Friday morning both Dom and Russ had everyone feeling like they were welcome and a part of the trip. Shooting daily to editing sessions in the evening the guys really went out of the way to make sure everyone was having a great time and getting the most out of the experience. Having the opportunity to shoot with Andy, Dan, Dyl and Jez while constantly being pushed was defiantly a highlight for me.

What is the most adventurous thing you did at the workshop that has taken you out of your comfort zone?

The whole workshop was an adventure in itself. Every day was so different. From swimming at Tauhou, boat rides to lagoons and offshore reefs, day trips to experience different parts of the island to enjoying beers with your mates at the end of each day.

How was your stay at Vanira Lodge?
Vanira lodge, what a place.Fantastic location, hospitality was amazing. Would highly recommend staying there to anyone.

Where is your next big adventure?
The plan is New Zealand in 2020. It’s a been on the list for such a long time. Really can’t wait.

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