The Now - Ray Collins

The Now is a short film commissioned by Surfer Magazine to give people a glimpse into the reasons I shoot what I shoot. The video is an accompaniment to an 8 page editorial spread on my work in the print version of the magazine. 'The Now' explorers my colourblindness and how shapes, compositions and light play a major part in my art.

Filmed by my good friend Dave Fox, it was a pleasure collaborating on this piece with someone I already knew and trusted and someone who drinks as much coffee as me!

Mysterious Powers of the Ocean

Here’s an interview I did with TRT World, Turkey’s national public broadcaster during my trip to Istanbul. The interview has been translated into 38 languages and transmitted throughout Europe, The Middle East, Africa and Asia.

"Photographers and artists have always been fascinated by the mysterious powers of the ocean. Translating that power from life to photography is not as easy as it seems, but there's one man who knows exactly how to get it right…" TRT World. 3rd June 2016

The Infinite Now

Quote taken from Surfer Magazine -

"Anyone who’s familiar with Australian coal miner-turned-photographer Ray Collins knows the mesmeric quality of his ocean imagery. His seascapes and waves, frozen in ambient backlight, have risen to a unique pedestal in the world of water photography. And if you follow Collins’ work on Instagram, you’ll know he’s worked closely with artist Armand Dijcks to re-imagine some of his best-known stills as cinemagraphs, a blend between photography and video. Each image is painstakingly overlayed, one frame over the next, and set to an infinite loop, creating the illusion of movement.
These cinemagraphs inspired André Heuvelman from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra to get together with pianist Jeroen van Vliet to record a very moving custom soundtrack It’s an inspiring medium that will pick up steam, and the collaborations of Collins and Dijcks set a divine standard. Kick up your feet and get lost in infinite motion."

The Weather Channel USA

An interview with one of the biggest TV channels in the world, The Weather Channel is broadcast live to around 97.3 million homes in The United States, I discuss how the weather plays an important part in shooting my dramatic seascapes...


A short film about what drives me to create. It shows my typical morning routine when there are waves at home. It was a finalist at The San Diego Surf Film Festival and shown at Honolulu Museum of Art as a part of the Honolulu Surf Film Festival. SeaStills captures the importance of light and it's interaction with my Seascape series of images.

SeaStills was licensed to Qantas Airlines for use across their fleet as part of the company's inflight media entertainment experience.  Filmed and produced by Malibumedia.