BYO: How do you describe your style?
KANE: My photography has its foundations in and around the ocean. Living a 5-minute walk from the beach makes it super easy for me to capture new content and I wake up and shoot the sunrise in the ocean most mornings. Shooting surfing sort of made up for my own lack of talent standing up on a surfboard. (I'd always give it a go, but never really excelled. You know?) As of recently I've started to experiment with 35mm film photography, which has enabled me to analyse moments differently and has opened my eyes to subjects and locations that I may have not previously thought of shooting.
BYO: What inspired you to start shooting?
KANE: I was inspired mainly by my older brother who was previously interested in photography. I took up photography classes at school, to see what all the fuss was about, and fell in love. I thought it was only natural that I combine my passion for taking photos with my love for the ocean. Some of my first shots were pretty horrible (to say the least), but I kept at it and made it my mission to learn as much as I possibly could. At the time, shooting was pretty difficult as I was not only lacking a drivers’ license (being so young of course) but living an hour and a half train ride from the beach. That was until December of 2016 when we decided to pack our bags, and move to Cronulla and the rest is history hey?
BYO: What’s been the most exciting project you’ve worked on so far?
KANE: The most exciting project I've worked on so far would probably have to be a joint exhibition that myself and my good mate Dylan Bow presented in early December of 2017. The exhibition was a collection of ocean imagery captured around Cronulla contributed by myself, and a collection of images documenting the buildings and lifestyle of Cronulla, contributed by Dylan. The exhibition was titled Cronullafornia. It was pretty exciting for me naturally being a 16 year old kid having people walking through and purchasing my images. It was a very surreal experience.
BYO: What’s been the most unusual location for a shoot?
KANE: Not too sure that I've shot at many unusual locations as of yet, but one of the most fun was probably last week when I spontaneously flew up to Byron Bay to shoot one of my favourite bands Skegss at their sold out show at the northern hotel. It was a bit of a new experience for me shooting gigs but I took it in my stride and I'm super stoked with how the shots turned out. It’s definitely something that I want to do more of in 2018.
BYO: Who or what would be your dream subject?
KANE: As for who, I’d love to do a shoot with Craig Anderson, or maybe Ozzie Wright? That'd be pretty big. In terms of locations, I’d love to do a trip to South Australia, maybe Tassie too. I’ve always wanted to shoot at Nias in Bali as well.
BYO: What was the last camera you bought and how’d you find it?
KANE: The most recent camera I picked up was a Nikonos IV-A waterproof film camera, which was one I’d had my eye on for a while. My mum sourced it from Japan for me with a little help from a mate and gave it to me as a present which was pretty sick. Mum’s a legend. Haven't had the right excuse to use it yet though, saving it for a rainy day in the ocean.