15 September 2014
Steen Barnes from 16images is recognized as one of Wollongong’s finest image-makers, he is best known for his evocative colour photography of ocean landscapes with beautiful wave formations from the Illawarra region. In his element, Steen captures the essence of a surfers dream location and with the ultimate perfect wave.
Steen has a long generational family history within the Wollongong area and his photography shines with intimate local knowledge of this wonderful city. His images have been acclaimed with international awards and he has received various magazine covers and stories across the globe. Steen’s creative prides lays with being a semifinalist three times in the prestigious Moran Photographic Portrait Prize.
Steen has been playing with cameras since his teenage years shooting with many different camera styles and subjects. He has been in and around the ocean from a very young age and his affinity with the ocean is noticeable throughout his photographic work. These years of shooting has created a distinguishable style, so much that his fine art client base are able recognize his work before being told who took the image. Today Steen is the Art Director for 16images and is also the Director for an accomplished Interior Decorating business in the Wollongong region.