Steffen Binke bio | Underwater Portrait Photographer
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Steffen Binke bio

Steffen Binke bio | Australia's leading underwater portrait photographer

HELLO. I am a photographer and a father.

I specialise in underwater portrait photography — everything from 5-ton Minke whales to 3-kilogram, 11-week-old babies. If it swims, it mesmerises me and needs to be captured in the most incredible way possible. I work with babies, couples, pregnant women — anyone who is willing to step beneath the surface. Over the years, I have been a lot of things: In Germany, I had a career as a professional soccer player until injury stopped me. For seven years, I taught scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef. It was there that I first picked up a camera — immediately it awakened something in me.

These days, I live in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast near Brisbane with my beautiful partner Arielle and our son Marley. The arrival of my little one reminds me that, at heart, I’m just a really big kid. What I do is fun: Every kid or person responds to the water differently. It’s my job to find or tease out that connection between camera and subject. I love what I do, and hopefully my images reflect that.

Arielle Albert bio

Arielle Albert Bio

A childhood in Mauritius taught me a lot, most especially how to see the beauty in the tiny details all around, from the colours of a bird’s feathers to the beach at the golden hour just before sunset. This appreciation drove me to a degree in fashion design, and ultimately together with Steffen, founded Binke Photographic Art.

The body is a piece of work that you can play around with, and inspiration is everywhere. I’m always on the hunt for ideas for new poses, new props and new ways to push the limit of what is possible underwater.

Our job is to capture the loveliest moments, both while behind the camera and in front of a light box sorting through hundreds of images for those that are most striking. Once you see our results, I trust you’ll see how passionate we are about perfection.

 

 

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