Talented Adelaide photographer Wade Whitington, will be showcasing his photography at this month's RAW: MERGE on Friday, October 16.
Hailing from Brighton, the now 19 year-old began taking photos at friends' events, before progressing onto photographing music gigs. His raw talent soon had him shooting the likes of Chet Faker and Wolf Mother, consequently the same moment Wade realised that photography was something he was passionate about, and wanted to pursue as a career.
Since then, Wade has become known around Adelaide for his candid, in the moment photography - capturing raw moments that seem to be few and far between. The emotions of his subjects are expressed through subtle hints of light, and a good-eye for natural beauty; one look and it feels as if you've been transported back to the place of the photograph.
He says, "My favourite thing about photography is capturing a split second of something that would be missed, and making it something that stands out to people that wouldn't even notice". Something that is truly evident within each piece of his work.
Over the past year, Wade has really found his niche in the photography industry, shooting at many renowned music festivals, gigs and fashion parades, however his passion lies in shooting music "where I am just in my own little world, not noticing all the havoc going on right behind me", says Wade.
At 19-years-old, there's no doubt that Wade will soon be playing in the big photography leagues. Due to his success, we had to ask whether he had any advice for aspiring photographers... "My tip for aspiring photographers would be just to work harder and to accept every job until you have the capabilities to take great photos of everything that is thrown at you".
Feel like you've seen this guy around? That might be because one of Wade's many endeavours includes shooting for This is Radelaide as our Head Photographer! If you love all of those photos you see on our website... you have him to thank.
Wade will be selling and showcasing prints at RAW:MERGE on Friday, October 16 held at the Producers Bar. Make sure you get along and support Adelaide's local talent. Buy your tickets here.