The sea, that is what Piers Haskard loves. His photography expresses his vision of Australia's coastal life. Piers spent his early childhood living on a yacht with his family, then moved to Manly, Australia where he grew up surfing, sailing and snorkelling. At 15, Piers picked up his first waterproof camera and quickly became obsessed with shooting the formations of waves and sea life around home. This new found love evolved into a passion and Piers has since been developing his style both above and below the ocean. While studying Fine Arts at UNSW, Piers spends his free time exploring the Northern Beaches of Sydney and chasing waves up and down the East Coast of Australia. He strives to produce work that showcases Australia’s stunning beaches and the iconic lifestyle by the sea.
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The Ocean is Piers’ main focus. Photos you find here are Piers’ favourite shots that showcase underwater wave formations, searching for those perfect waves, and sea life. There is always so much happening under the surface that is usually hidden and Piers strives to capture these unique moments.
Life on the Coast is a series of works that portray day to day life in and around the Ocean. Chasing surfers and beach goers, Piers wants to show off what Australia’s coast has to offer. Busy summer beach days, ocean pools and surfers catching those dream waves are some of the main inspirations to this series.
With a fascination of wild landscapes from Australian coastal headlands to Irish mountains, Piers has more recently found a passion in landscape photography. He hopes to travel the world not only to find and document waves but also to explore everything that lies between coasts.
Piers has begun to explore new angles and new heights, and aerial photography is the perfect way to do so. Flying over some of Sydney’s favourite beach locations, the Aerial category shows off some of the city's hidden gems.