Wayne Sorensen is a landscape and wildlife photographer dedicated to capturing fine art images from around the world. A classically trained fine artist, his work is often described as painterly, which is testimony to his unique artistic approach to creating the perfect image.
His photos aim to transport the viewer into that world and give them a sense of what it was like to be there. Often it’s a world that few could witness at that moment in time. His passion for new discoveries takes him around the world, searching for subjects that take you beyond the postcard.
But ultimately it’s camera craft, not photoshop, that defines his images. Whether it’s emphasising movement with slower shutter speeds, maximising lighting conditions by being in the right place at the right time, Wayne continually pushes the boundaries of the medium to create images that are both documentary and artistic, all at the same time.
Wayne is a past winner of the International Aperture Awards (landscape) and was recently a finalist in the international 2020 Bird Photographer of the Year. He was also a two-time finalist in the 2020 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year, where his works were part of a touring exhibition at the South Australia Museum and the Australia Museum in Sydney.
The opening of his gallery on the Gold Coast has been the fulfilment of a life-long dream, a place where he can share his images with people in a format where they can be fully appreciated in large format.
“In a world dominated by social media and viewing photos on smart phones, there is simply no comparison to actually standing in front of a large print and being drawn into that world.
That, and the fact that my images could have some impact on creating a better understanding of the natural world, is something I am enormously proud of. Which ultimately are the driving forces behind my passion for exploring and seeking new subjects.” Wayne Sorensen