Club of the Waves

Russell Ord


Photographer — Waipu Cove, New Zealand

Barrelling wave

From rugby league player and fireman to award-winning ocean and lifestyle photographer, Russell Ord found his passion through adventure and the discovery of the untouched/unseen wilderness. Russell’s photos blend the environment with real-life storytelling, his work has been published in magazines and books throughout the world, was awarded the 2016 IPA International Sports Photographer of the Year at the prestigious Lucie Awards and exhibited in Germany at Photokina (2016) and Tokyo Japan (2017) for FujiFilm. His life and work have been the subject of the documentary “One Shot” which was broadcasted nationally by the ABC in a seven-part art series and internationally at film festivals and Garage Entertainment. “Its more than just moments in time, it’s about the connection with people and the environment, creating content that reflects this very essence” – Russell Ord.

Barrelling wave
Big wave surfing
Kai Garcia at Backdoor, Hawaii
Surfer at sunset
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