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Paul Hoelen

Born in NZ to a Dutch sailor & an American nun, Paul put his wanderlust and four passports to good use before eventually setting on the beautiful, wild island of Tasmania. Photo-documenting a 15-year career in Wilderness Adventure Therapy helped cultivat his belief and passion for the power of wild areas to bring healing, reflection and balance to people's lives and how imagery can support this process.

Self taught, travel hungry and with a healthy thirst for adventure you're hard pressed to catch him sitting on a couch, more likely planning his next expedition or adventure. He thrives on the challenge and freshness of shooting a wide diversity of genres ranging from fine art nudes, landscapes, and large-scale event photography through to fashion, architecture and environmental portraiture - though he's most renowned for his soulful landscape imagery.

This series of images was taken from 3000 feet above the phenomenal Shark Bay World Heritage Area in North West Australia. The hot, dry climate and evaporation in this region greatly exceeds the annual precipitation rate. Thus, the seawater in the shallow bays becomes very salt-concentrated, or 'hypersaline'. Seagrasses also restrict the tidal flow of waters through the bay area, preventing the ocean tides from diluting the sea water. The water of the bay is 1.5 to 2 times more salty than the surrounding ocean waters and an incredibly unique ecosystem has developed here as a result.

Paul is a Master of Photography in the AIPP and Fellow of the NZIPP, two times Overseas Photographer of the Year in NZ, two times Tasmanian AIPP Profesional Photographer of the Year and three times Tasmanian AIPP Landscape Photographer of the Year. He judges regularly at a state, national and international level, leads photography workshops, writes photography articles for numerous magazines and exhibits regulary in both Australia and the USA. He is also a proud Ambassador for Asukabook.

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  1. Paul Hoelen's 'Saline' Book

    Paul Hoelen's 'Saline' Book

    $429.00 ex-GST

    In this book I have collated a series of abstract aerial images that explore the visual characteristics of the unique Shark Bay World Heritage ecosystem in Western Australia. This area contains some of highest ocean salinity in the world and salt weaves through like a thread shaping all life and form… Learn More

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