Girt by Sea

The spirit of curiosity and exploration drove two photographers on an epic Australian adventure. The result is a truly unique collection that is yours to own.

Watch the story of Girt by Sea

Born out of lingering childhood curiosity, Girt by Sea is the result of a unique, aerial photography adventure by two Australian photographers.

Denis Glennon and Tony Hewitt circumnavigated our island continent in a light aircraft, to experience and bring new meaning to those three words. It's a photographic odyssey that taps into an ongoing curiosity with our vibrant coastline.

The Collection
The Photographers
  • Image by Tony Hewitt

    Tony Hewitt

    Tony has been photographing professionally for nearly 30 years. He is a Grand Master of Photography and Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and in 2013 was awarded the Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year. His photographic journey has seen him explore various photographic genres including fine art, landscape, and portrait, along with presenting over 15 solo exhibitions. Tony has developed a reputation as an instinctive creative who touches the heart and changes thinking, and he is regularly invited as a speaker to share his photographic vision and the philosophy behind it. He trusts the images seen in this collection will provide inspiration to others to discover for themselves the incredible abstract beauty inherent in Australia’s coastline. Girt by Sea is the culmination of a personal lifetime ambition and he considers it a privilege to have worked alongside Denis, whose passion and determination were invaluable in the success of such a momentous undertaking.

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    Tony Hewitt

    G.M.Photog., Hon. FAIPP, FNZIPP

  • Image by Denis Glennon

    Denis Glennon

    Denis made Western Australia his home in 1974. He spent thirty-five years in the corporate world in various parts of the globe and holds graduate qualifications in engineering, psychology, science and education. In 2000 he was awarded an AO (Officer of the Order of Australia). He views the almost unbelievable images from the circumnavigation of Australia as one of the highlights in his photographic life and trusts the collection will encourage others to explore the special magic of aerial photography. When pushed for an answer on how best to capture such images he says: “The technique is relatively simple. The camera is a tool to collect pixels, just concentrate on honing the ability to connect with what nature is telling you and the door to iconic photographs will be opened.” On undertaking the Girt by Sea adventure with Tony, he says: “It was an absolute pleasure, a privileged experience

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    Denis Glennon


Frequently Asked Questions
  • Did you know?

    • All of these images were capture across 31 days in April 2017 

    • The departure and return airport Jandakot, Western Australia

    • 32 32° 22.3’S, 115° 22.3’E Becher Point, Western Australia was selected at the ‘start’ and ‘finish’

    • A total 167.88 hours were spent in the air, flying a total distance of 34,213km 

    • The highest height of photography was 7788 ft and the lowest 500 ft

    • The type of plane was a Cessna 210 - a high performance touring aircraft with modifications to interior seating and rear windows to permit photography with the windows open

    • There was a total of 52 landings, 5 of military and 9 civil airspace clearances required
  • How are the photographs printed?

    Each one is hand printed to order on Canon image PROGRAF PRO-4000 and 6000 at SUNSTUDIOS in Alexandria, Sydney.

  • What will my photograph be printed on?

    Each image will be printed on 350 gsm Canson Infinity Rag Photographique, which is a 100% cotton museum grade white Fine Art and photo paper.

    The exceptional smooth white tone is achieved during manufacturing by introducing natural minerals to the process. No Optical Brightening Agents are used to ensure shades are consistent for generations and they're Acid Free certified to avoid paper degradation to ensure compliance with the highest archival standards (they are extremely age resistant – up to 130 years according to Canson).

    Canson have an impeccable reputation and are used by galleries and museums throughout the world.

  • Can I purchase my print with a frame?

    Yes. The white wooden box frames are custom made to order. They have deep sides to create a substantial 3D feel and look especially good with large works.

    Specs: depth 45mm, face 25mm with an acrylic front. The print is mounted to 5mm Archival Gataboard and spaced to the back of the frame.

  • What sizes do the prints come in?

    Depending on the orientation of the print, it will come in the following sizes:

    Landscape: 110cm x 80cm and 90cm x 65cm
    Portrait: 110cm x 80cm and 90cm x 65cm
    Square: 95cm x 95cm and 75cm x 75cm 

    With the exception of the following prints: 33, 45, 89, 96 and 100.

  • How long is the exhibition in Paddington Town Hall on for?

    The exhibition runs from Saturday 16 June to Wednesday 27 June 2018.

  • Will the exhibition travel outside of Sydney?

    Yes, all future events will be posted on the Girt by Sea page. Subscribe here to get the latest Canon events and workshop updates.

  • Where can I purchase prints?

    You can shop online. Alternatively, you can purchase them from the exhibition in Sydney until Wednesday 27 June 2018.

  • How long will it take for me to get my print?

    The Print can take up to 10 business days to be created and framed; additional time for the delivery can be another 3-5 business days, customers in regional areas may experience longer delivery times.

  • How will my print be shipped?

    All Prints will be sent via courier, framed prints will be packed with foam/bubble wrap and sturdy board for protection. Unframed images will be sent in a tube.

  • What happens if I’m is not satisfied with the quality of the print?

    While we do everything we can to ensure your product is of the very high standard we expect, there are rare circumstances where this doesn't occur. If you're not happy with your product, please contact us and we'll do everything we can to ensure you receive a product you're happy with.