Craig Parry

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In 2004, Craig Parry stood at the crossroads of his life, confronted with a pivotal decision that would shape his future. At this defining moment, he embraced his true calling and dedicated himself to becoming a professional photographer. This courageous choice marked a turning point in Craig’s journey, propelling him toward a fulfilling career centred around capturing the essence of the world through his lens.

A unique moment and capture of the gentle giant of the ocean the Humpback Whale, “Emergence” is one of my most treasured images from my career.
Craig’s passion for photography was kindled in his early years, growing up in the picturesque coastal town of Byron Bay, nestled along the stunning coastline of Northern NSW, Australia. At age five, his parents gifted him a simple yet profound tool—a disposable waterproof camera. While his peers were engrossed in comics and games, Craig found himself captivated by the early editions of National Geographic, immersing himself in the breathtaking visuals that transported him to distant corners of the globe. This immersion ignited a deep curiosity within him, and he soon discovered that he could capture his unique perspective of the world through the lens of his camera.
Craig’s dedication and innate talent led him on a remarkable journey. Over the years, he honed his skills, learning to expertly wield his camera to convey the emotions and stories hidden within the world around him. With a primary focus on marine and adventure imagery, he ventured into uncharted territories, seeking to encapsulate the raw beauty of nature. Craig’s portfolio grew, and his artistry began to resonate with viewers, transporting them into the heart of natural environments and presenting subjects in their purest form.
“Taking Flight” A profound moment when I captured this Gentoo penguin projecting out of the water in Antarctica at high speed.

Today, Parry stands alongside esteemed companies such as National Geographic and Disney, collaborating with them to bring his unique perspective to the world. His fine art photography portfolio is a testament to his unwavering commitment to capturing the intricacies and wonder of our surroundings. His images evoke a sense of awe, revealing our world’s inherent beauty and fragility.

 

Through his work, Craig strives to forge a profound connection between audiences and the environment, skillfully portraying the familiar in abstract ways that captivate and inspire. Each photograph serves as a visual narrative, inviting viewers to delve into the depth and richness of our planet and urging us all to cherish and protect its fragile ecosystems. With every click of his camera, Craig transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary, offering an invitation to pause, reflect, and appreciate the awe-inspiring wonders of our natural world.