Hayden O'Neill: a photographer from the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia.
Hayden is a photographer from the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, his work is fresh, raw and edgy. His inspiration comes from the 70's summer vibe and he continually chases that tropical nostalgia throughout the world. He is mainly recognised for his work at P-Pass, an international surfing mecca which contributed to his first solo exhibition 'Lost Paradise' in 2014
Tell us about yourself. Currently based in Bali, originally from Victoria in Australia. I draw a lot of inspiration from past decades, summer in the 70's, poolside with Slim Aarons. Pipeline on film, the smell of palm trees in the summer light.
What got you into photography and long have you been shoot'in for? 7 years now, mum gave me a disposable waterproof camera and it went from there, those were still some of my favourite images to date.
How would you describe your photography style? 70's summer vibe with the continuous feel of tropical nostalgia.
What motivates and inspires you to get out of bed each day? Everything from the freedom of speech to the seaside and summer.