Bombora is an Australian Indigenous term for an area of large waves breaking over a shallow reef. This exhibition is from a life spent at sea documenting the ocean's wild and ever-changing tempestuous movements.

The size and shape of bombora waves make them attractive to surfers who risk riding what is generally considered a hazardous pursuit. Photographing them brings the added danger due to a lack of peripheral vision. These water formations can pose a significant danger even in good weather. A bombora may not be identified because they may not always have breaking waves, and undercurrents are immensely strong.

The most common cause of ocean waves is wind. Wind-driven waves, also known as surface waves, are formed due to the friction between surface water and wind. When the wind is blowing on the sea, the surface exerts the gravitational force on the bottom layer of the wind. This, in turn, exerts the pull on the layer above it until it reaches the top-most layer.

With the gravitational pull being different at each layer, the wind moves at a different speed. The top-most layer tumbles, forming a circular motion. This creates a downward pressure at the front and upward pressure at the rear of the surface, causing a wave.

Waves are one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring natural phenomena but photographing them in a way to capture their vibrance, beauty, and characteristics is a challenge.

Sea GlassPOS AS 169 01$450.00
AlarmedPOS AS 169 02$450.00
Ocean SkullPOS AS 169 03$950.00
FeatherPOS AS 169 04$450.00
Devil in the DetailPOS AS 169 05$450.00
LimitsPOS AS 169 06$950.00
Last LightPOS AS 169 07$450.00
LostPOS AS 169 08$450.00
FoldPOS AS 169 09$950.00
RekindledPOS AS 169 10$550.00
LanternPOS AS 169 11$450.00
Golden HourPOS AS 169 12$950.00
VerticalPOS AS 169 13$450.00
DepthsPOS AS 169 14$450.00
DragonPOS AS 169 15$750.00
From AbovePOS AS 169 16$1,050.00
BrotherPOS AS 169 17$750.00
IsolationPOS AS 169 18$750.00
Fire And IcePOS AS 169 19$1,050.00
FlowPOS AS 169 20$750.00
All RiversPOS AS 169 21$1,050.00

Xposure hosts solo exhibition spaces for acclaimed photographers along with group exhibitions for professional institutions. All exhibiting photographers will be present during the festival, enabling you the opportunity to meet and talk to them about their work.