Growing up on the east coast of South Africa, Travys Owen has long been invested in his surroundings, translating open expanses and bright blue skies into the still image.
Starting out in photo illustration and VFX, Owen now works with photography and film direction. Pulling from experiences in postproduction and a love of portraiture, Owen’s aspiration is to push aesthetics into new and arresting arenas.
Each image incorporates off-kilter visual effects and bold lighting choices to create striking compositions and narrative content. Owen’s workis characterised by a surreal otherworldliness – figures standing in tandem in the landscape or floating mid-air.
1. Courtesy of Travys Owen.