Sean Scott has become one of the Gold Coast’s best know photographers. His breathtaking images capture the Gold Coast’s coastal beauty above, on and under the water.
While photographic assignments have taken Sean to many stunning parts of the globe, from the Aurora Borealis in Iceland and Norway to the waters of Tahiti and Tonga, he’s always happy to get back to his hometown, his young family and his favourite places to capture mother nature’s ﬁnest moments. Below, he shares two of his best spots to get the shot.
You can see the results of his journey so far at his gallery on James Street in Burleigh Heads or follow Sean on Instagram.
SNAPPER ROCKS TO KIRRA
“The stretch of water from Snapper Rocks through to Kirra is where I do a lot of my underwater photography. It’s as clear under there as anywhere in the world. There has to be a southerly wind when I photograph there – then it’s clean and clear because it’s blowing offshore.”
“I go here every day, not only for photography but to keep ﬁt. Running up through the headland and being able to look out over the sea, I can check the water clarity and see what the conditions are all the way up to Surfers. Starting the morning here gives me ideas about what I want to do that day.”
“I’m often down at Currumbin Rock, where Currumbin Alley begins, either shooting from a helicopter or swimming. It’s an iconic surﬁng spot. For a surﬁng shoot, I like to be there early, to get the golden light. Some of the sunsets can be awesome, too.”
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.