Award-winning local ocean, surf and landscape photography.
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.
Request a gallery viewing by sending a message on Facebook or via the contact page.
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 in the Barrington Coast 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.
What did others have to say?
4 years ago
Wow, I’m absolutely thrilled with my two wave canvases I picked up today. To say they are stunning does not do them justice. Kian is an amazingly talented and passionate photographer and the images he produces unique and sensational. I also found Kian very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly and I would certainly highly recommend Raw Edge Photography not just for the incredibly beautiful images but also for the excellent customer service.
4 years ago
Kian ran a fabulous workshop last night (20 Dec 2018) for my 15 year old, working through all the key fundamentals and nailing the timing and location that resulted in some awesome shots and heaps of fun. Highly recommend Raw Edge for anyone looking to learn and shoot around Pacific Palms.
3 years ago
I purchased a stunning sunrise print recently, being too lazy to actually get out of bed early enough to see a real sunrise I can now see one every morning from my bed, love it!
2 years ago
Great photos. Highly recommended.
4 years ago