Born in New Zealand to a Dutch sailor and an American nun, Paul Hoelen has managed to put his wanderlust and four passports to excellent use before eventually settling on the beautiful, wild island of Tasmania. Self-taught, travel-hungry and with a healthy thirst for adventure, he thrives on the challenge and freshness of shooting a wide diversity of genres ranging from fine-art nudes, landscapes, and large-scale event photography, through to fashion, travel, documentary, and environmental portraiture – though he’s most renowned for his exquisite landscape imagery, particularly from an aerial perspective.
Hoelen is a Grand Master of Photography in the NZIPP, Master of Photography (II)in the AIPP, two times International Photographer of the Year in NZ, three times Tasmanian Professional Photographer of the Year, four times Tasmanian Commercial Photographer of the Year, and a remarkable seven times Tasmanian Landscape Photographer of the Year.
A regular judge at a state, national, and international level, Hoelen runs photography workshops worldwide and writes for numerous magazines and publications. He is a member of the progressive, modern landscape photography collaborative The Light Collective and is an Ambassador for Asukabook, fine art bookmaking specialists. His work is represented by One Fine Print in Australia and Source Photographica in Australia and the USA
He also runs the weekly Talking Landscape Photography Show on Youtube with the talented Luke Tsharke and Nick Monk.
Click the link to see the entire impressive judging panel for Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2021: www.capturemag.com.au/news/australasia-s-top-emerging-photographers-2021-meet-our-all-star-judging-panel