On his path to becoming an internationally acclaimed, extreme, "Red Bull" photographer, Russell Ord has squinted down the lens at an intriguing mix of subjects over the years. He’s shot magazine covers of world-class surfers and helped deify celebrity chefs. He’s roamed with Uunguu Rangers in the Australian outback, island-hopped across tropical fantasylands and followed his photographic instincts through urban meccas. Meanwhile, his ocean images are celebrated for simultaneously implying the cruelty and majesty of the sea.
Since the late 1950s, the waves at Margaret River have drawn people from everywhere around the globe. The town has transformed from a sleepy outpost with dairy and timber enterprises to a thriving community based around wine, tourism and surfing. Main Break Margaret River captures the images and stories of the the local crew whose lives revolve around surfing at the Margaret River Main Break.
Russell's photographs are amazing and Mick Scott's narrative shines a new light on one of our favourite areas of Western Australia.
A POWERFUL, CONSISTENT, PHYSICALLY DEMANDING AND MENTALLY ENERGIZING WAVE, A NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL PLAYGROUND SLOTTED SLAP BANG IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MARGARET RIVER SOCIAL FABRIC…