Interpreting photons and shaping light with his camera while swimming in the ocean are the two things that keep Ray Collins awake at night.

He bought his first camera in 2007 to shoot his friends surfing around home, and within a few short years progressed to having companies such as Apple, Nikon, United Airlines, Isuzu, Qantas, Patagonia, National Geographic and Red Bull using Ray’s instantly recognisable and unique images across their international campaigns.

Ray Collins has been the recipient of the prestigious ‘Follow The Light Grant’ (2009), placed 1st, 2nd & 3rd in the ‘Australian Surf Photo of the Year’ (2012), Semi Finalist in the ‘Moran Portraiture Prize’ (2012) named ’Emerging Sport Photographer of the Year’ (Capture Professional Photography Magazine 2013) Runner Up ‘Ocean Geographic – Pictures of the year’ (2013), Placed 1st in the ‘California Academy Of Sciences – Big Picture Awards’ (2014), Won the prestigious – Portfolio Of The Year ‘The Inertia’ (2014), Placed 1st and awarded ‘Best of Show’ in The Ocean Art Photo Competition (2015), Shortlisted Finalist of The Terry Oneill Photography Award (2015) and his work is regularly exhibited in galleries and museums around the world.