My name is Chris Grundy, I am a freelance photographer based in Sydney. I’m currently 21 years old, I love to shoot both digital and film. I’m also a contributor at The Inertia, which is surfing’s definitive online network, featuring news, commentary, photography, and art from the global surf community’s most talented and prominent figures. I have always had a passion for the ocean and its surroundings, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I picked up a camera and started documenting the coast. I would have to say my favourite place to shoot locally is on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. There are so many little pockets that make up that stretch of coastline, which I have found myself revisiting including the likes of Turimetta, Mona Vale and Narrabeen. I’m currently studying a Bachelor of Arts (Photography and Graphic Design) Degree.
The ocean is a form that is constantly changing, where no moment is ever the same. By depicting raw elements and isolating them, this series explores the notions of change, motion and form. The oceans personality can never be identified, but it’s a concept that can be explored and documented. Different emotions can be conveyed, by exposing these elements which others may not be able to see or envision. There are different levels, in which you can meet at, but this will vary on your knowledge as an individual and yet the idea may still not be clear.
The ocean is a body, which displays a diverse range of faces at any given time. I intend on documenting these elements and show others my interpretation on this vision. My interest in photography grew almost instantly and is a transformation of things that dwells inside me, and when they find their exit out, it is through this very medium.