photographer eugene "uge" tan

Eugene "Uge" Tan at the Aquabumps Gallery in North Bondi.

Another day at the office.

A pic he took yesterday in North Bondi. You can buy prints online at

I'm not sure what quite came first - seeing the Aquabumps Gallery in North Bondi or my husband D getting the newsletter. Certainly, the latter has had a bigger impact on my life than I ever would imagine. Example? Tuesday. Get an email from D. "Going surfing tonight." His reason? Uge's daily newsletter showed photos of the surf from that morning and it was too good for D to miss. Similarly, D slept in this morning leaving me to go for my soft sand run alone. The reason? Uge said to expect crap surf due to the southerly. He was right. So while I sometimes curse Eugene Tan and his newsletter, other times I can't help but be impressed with his "job" and what he's achieved - plus his photos are pretty damn amazing. So many would love to do what he does but, fact is, nothing is really stopping them. Uge just went out there and did it. Kudos to him.

What five words best describe you? Hypo, sometimes very vague (dreamer), passionate, incredibly intelligent (na just kiddin), talkative.
What's your proudest achievement? Opening the Aquabumps Gallery.
Who inspires you? Jon Frank, Dustin Humphrey, my girlie Debs.
What are you passionate about? Ocean, waves, photography, surfing, good design, gelato, yum cha, Seal Rocks. Did I say surfing?
What's the best lesson you've learnt? The harder I work, the luckier I get.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Gerry Lopez.
What are you excited about? Pretty much everything at the moment. But I have a new panoramic Hasselblad underwater camera that I am frothing over. Oh, six overseas trips this year... um... the good weather at the moment.
What's next? Exhibition in London and New York.

Images courtesy of Eugene Tan @ Aquabumps.

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