Rod Owens started shooting about 10 years ago. Firstly starting with motion picture then progressing to stills. Born and raised in the suburbs of the 'steel city' Newcastle, NSW, Australia, he finely tuned his shooting skills with the likes of Travis Lynch, Garth McGregor and Matt Hoy concentrating at the heavy reef breaks of the area.
He then moved on to further his knowledge at the world renowned photographic/arts institute 'RMIT' in Melbourne. Where digital and high end retouching skills were acquired. On the way to a degree in Commercial Photography.
These days he travels to shoot when needed for surf editorial/advertising jobs, and when he is not shooting surf he is a Photographic Digital Operator and Assistant in the Sydney Fashion Industry.