Kiwi born to a Dutch sailor and an American nun, Paul Hoelen’s natural wanderlust and love for travel has led him around the globe before eventually settling on the beautiful, wild island of Tasmania.
Thriving on variety and the challenge of embracing a wide range of genres, his work spans across fine art nudes, landscapes, and large-scale event photography through to fashion, travel, documentary and environmental portraiture. He’s particularly passionate about interpreting the earth visually from an aerial perspective, supporting long term conservation projects and expanding his 20-year-long, multi-award winning Men with Heart documentary project exploring what defines healthy masculinity in Australian culture today.
Hoelen is a Grand Master of Photography in the NZIPP, AIPP Master of Photography II, two times International Photographer of the Year and four times Finalist in New Zealand, three times Tasmanian Professional Photographer of the Year, four times Tasmanian Commercial Photographer of the Year and a remarkable seven times Tasmanian Professional Landscape Photographer of the Year. He judges regularly at a state, national, and international level, runs photography workshops worldwide, and writes for numerous magazines and publications. He is a member of the progressive modern landscape collaborative The Light Collective, is an Ambassador for Asukabook Australasia, and his work is represented by One Fine Print and Source Photographica worldwide.