Featured Photographer: Seb Ruiz

8 December 2014

I grew up along the Eastern Beaches, and often think it would be hard to live away from the ocean. Finding new ways to show the world my perspective on such an incredible place we live in is part of my passion for creating images that people love. Learning about photography came from a desire to document my holidays. I was curiously interested in the technical bits of taking a good photograph, and the creativity required to create a great photo – I was obsessed!

Living beside the beach in Sydney makes it easy to come home from a holiday, and I’ve had many summer stay-cations. This prompted me to start experimenting with photography at home, and soon I was waking up at the crack of dawn to capture moments that I never knew I was missing out on. My friends ask me why I get up so early to take photos, and I try and explain how every sunrise is completely different. It is exciting to find out what will be there tomorrow, and I want to show the world the magic of the morning.

Of the entire photographic process, the most exciting for me is being able to share my images with the world. To bring a sunrise, a wave or some colour during your commute is amazing, and decorating a wall or desk with a piece of art is the greatest pleasure I get from my photography – get in touch to find out how I can help bring the ocean to your walls!

Website www.sebruiz.net
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North Bondi Ocean Pool

Triple Strike – A summer thunderstorm looms not too far away whilst these revellers cool off from the evening humidity in North Bondi ocean pool.

Bondi Beach

The Violet Effect – The colours in the clouds are always best just before dawn. Here you can see Bondi Beach lit up as the sun starts to peek out behind Ben Buckler.

Bronte Beach

Bronte Gold – crisp golden light trails behind a swell train heading into Bronte Beach.

Bondi Beach

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as jumping into the water before work. Location: Bondi Beach.

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach Burner – Clouds flaring up before the sun rises, one cool winter’s morning

Bondi and Tamarama

The rocky landscape around Sydney’s Eastern beaches are constantly reflecting our iridescent sunrises. This photo was taken from the rocks between Bondi and Tamarama.

Bondi Beach

A Beach Life – 35 degrees and we all want more! World famous Bondi Beach on a busy Saturday.

Bronte ocean pool

Up with the sun at Bronte ocean pool.

Sydney Harbour

Bushfire smoke that had blown in from the Blue Mountains left Sydney smouldering… in colour.


Follow the leader… all roads lead to the surf at Tamarama.

Bondi Beach Sunrise

There’s not a bad spot to watch the sun rise in Bondi.

Bondi Beach

Bondi Flames – Winter mornings provide chilly but vibrant sunrises.

Bronte Beach

Even in the hustle and bustle of Sydney’s Eastern Beaches, there is quiet and solace to be found when everyone is sleeping. This is Bronte Ocean pool at 5:30am.

Queens Park, Centennial Parklands

I consider Queens Park to be one of Sydney’s secrets… Now you know why!


Here’s another of my “secret” locations – the trail walks around Vaucluse have magnificent outlooks to Sydney centre.

Vivid Sydney, Sydney Harbour Bridge

Vivid Sydney