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Story of Steve Lock “A commercial photographer” in Perreault Magazine

Steve lock has been into commercial photography for over two decade, he has shot almost all sorts of creatures and locations but he became fond of marine life thus with his photography he started promoting public awareness of the importance and beauty of the oceans.

Steve Lock is a commercial photographer who celebrates his passion for the ocean and the marine environment through his work. Steve specializes in creating captivating underwater images for the advertising, editorial, sports and fine art markets, and works closely with corporate and private clients in ensuring the perfect underwater or marine environment shoot.  He is a Nikon professional and member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and Australian Commercial and Media Photographers. His work has been featured in featured in Alert Diver, My Nikon Life, and Submerged Nation among other publications, and he also conducts seminars on underwater photography and contributes to publications in the wildlife, marine, sports, diving and photographic media

Based in Sydney, Australia, Steve’s commissions have included industrial, corporate, travel and lifestyle, and resort architecture. But his passion lies in photographing the world beneath the surface of the oceans.  In this issue, PERREAULT Magazine is showcasing Steve’s images of the marine life that inhabits the remote and pristine tropical reefs of the Asia/Pacific region.“I first learnt to scuba dive in Tahiti in 1995 and immediately fell in love with the marine environment and underwater photography. Since then I have dived in various locations around the world from the Great Barrier Reef to the Caribbean and the Red Sea, but my favorite destination remains the region bounded by the Philippines, Indonesia, and east to the Solomon's - known as the coral triangle. “
The “coral triangle” is a geographical term so named as it refers to a roughly triangular area of the tropical marine waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste, and, that contain at least 500 species of reef-building coral in each Ecoregion. The Coral Triangle is recognized as the global centre of marine biodiversity and a global priority for conservation. Its biological resources sustain the lives of over 120 million people. More than 3,000 species of fish live in the Coral Triangle, and it also provides habitat to six out of the world's seven sea turtle species.

Steve feels that “the opportunities for storytelling through imagery abound and through my underwater photography hopefully I can I help promote public awareness of the importance and beauty of our oceans. The ocean allows me to apply my own creative style where I try to convey energy and emotion in my images. I enjoy capturing the interplay of light and water, whether I’m shooting surf action, underwater portraiture, yacht racing or when creating images of the magnificent underwater reef systems and marine life of the Indo Pacific region.”

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