NOWELL Guy

Nationality

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Biography

I have been a yacht racing photographer for 33 years, and I have travelled all over the globe looking for those rare moments when wind, water, light, and sailors come together. Mostly in Asia, following the fabulous big boat regatta circuit that used to take in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia, with occasional excursions into Indonesia, the Philippines, and China. When we are not all "restricted in movement", there's a lot more going on here than the rest of the world realises. I haven't travelled outside Hong Kong since December 2019, and that's a shame. We don't see big splashy conditions here (except when a typhoon visits, and you'd best not be on the water then!) but there have been plenty of great local events. My passion comes from that never-ending search for 'the moment', when it all comes together. The understanding to be in the right place at the right time, the skill to know how to make the most of it (and the little bit of luck that puts the polish on the shot). You cannot manufacture sailing photography - there are too many variables change, and they change too fast. The satisfaction is in getting everything right - catching forever a moment that is as near perfect as possible. *I would like to pay tribute to all the camera boat drivers and the helicopter pilots who have got me to the right place at the right time over the years. None of us yachting photographers can succeed without them.
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