A 17 year old landscape, surf and aerial photographer - Luke Workman

Hey Luke, tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Luke Workman. I am currently 17 years old and living on the Gold Coast, taking landscape, surf and aerial photography.

When did you start shooting?

I started photography when I was 13 years old, and taught myself everything I have learned. My first camera was a GoPro, then saved up for a canon 1100d.

When you wake up early and the surf is pumping. Do you grab your camera first or a board?

Generally, when the surf is pumping I will grab my camera and shoot. But I always go for a surf when ever Im not shooting.

What other photographers and artists do you admire?

I still admire the photographers who I admired from when I started photography: Sean Scott, Craig Parry, Clark Little, Ted Grambeau, Mark Wilson, Chris Burkard and Corey Wilson.

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What is your most favourite photo you have ever taken ?

My favourite photo so far was probably a shot of Currumbin Alley on a big day with a guy in a barrel behind the rock.


Favourite spot (beach, landscape, location) to shoot at?

My favourite spot to shoot on the coast would have to be Currumbin. It's where I have grown up.

What’s in your camera bag?

I use a canon 80d, Salty surf housing & Dji Mavic Pro Drone.

What do you love about the Gold coast?

Just how there is so much to do and there are so many beaches and places along the whole coast.

If you had a billboard sign outside of Coolangatta airport, what would it say?

If I had a billboard sign outside of the airport, It would have one of the photos I have taken and something that would promote the Gold Coast and how it has some of the best beaches in the world.


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