Lawrence Tierney is a local Newcastle surf photographer who gracefully intertwines water and light, to capture the rawness and beauty the ocean provides us.

Photography at first, only began as a hobby for Lawrence until he embarked on his university journey, studying Primary School Teaching. Phototgraphy was an elective Lawrence had the opportunity to partake in, which he instantly fell in love with the craft as a whole. The more he learnt, the more he loved. Patience, and dedication, two practices that go hand-in-hand when it comes to being a photographer of the ocean, as just like the waves you see, it is a subject that you have no control over.