Today’s storm was giving me a bit of a hard time on my morning dawdle. The rain was intermittent, winds were howling onshore 20-30 knots. The beach was pretty empty – the surf was terrible. It will be like this for a couple of days so hang in there and be productive. If there is […]
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The Bondi Book
There is always something to shoot… pink sunrises, big waves, huge crowds, odd faces, rogue storms or just an empty shoreline and a beautiful beach. Just in time for Christmas I’ve launched my third book – the Bondi Book. There was so much to show you that jamming it into 260 pages was nearly impossible. This is the Bondi I wake up to everyday. I love it and I hope you do too :: uge
Aquabumps prints sit on the desks and hang on the walls of beautiful rooms around the world.
Whether you’re after an easy gift or looking for coastal artwork to decorate a particular room of your home, we’ve got size and framing options to suit.
Come into our Bondi Beach gallery or browse our online store for your favourite Aquabumps artworks.
Eugene Tan (::Uge) started taking photos when he was nine. He’s a self taught tinkerer, a constant experimenter and a relentless documenter who likes to shoot unassisted, mainly at sunrise. If conditions permit you’ll find :: Uge swimming with his camera or dangling out of helicopters, …constantly hunting for new angles on his favourite subjects.
Photography is a way for him to explore his first love, the beach. And since he lives at the beach, that means documenting his home, Bondi. He’s a beach bum. Most of the time he’s either on the beach shooting, digging holes in the sand with his kids or in the line up. And because :: Uge and his family live smack bang in the middle of Bondi, a stone’s throw from his Aquabumps Gallery, you’ll rarely find him further than 300 metres from the shoreline. Close enough to catch those magic Bondi moments when they happen, with his camera, his board or both.
Aquabumps started in 1999 back when the internet was brand new and social media didn’t even have a name. It began as a hobby … a photo a day from the beach emailed to mates. It grew organically. Seventeen years later Aquabumps’ photographs are now seen by hundreds of thousands of people, daily.
The best of :: Uge’s work hangs in the Aquabumps Gallery 151 Curlewis Street Bondi Beach NSW 2026 Telephone 02 9130 7788 Australia. Yes, they can be shipped globally.