Australia’s top freelance Sports photographer
Delly Carr is a Greek – Australian sports photographer, who has officially ranked as Australia’s top freelance Sports photographer. He is a founding Member of the World Photography Academy, also the Sport Photographic Ambassador for Nikon Oceania, Creative Ambassador for Subaru Australia, Apres Velo Ambassador and the Senior Director of the Sports Photography Academy.
His father was born in Syros and his mother comes from Castelorizo.
«My Dad’s side of the family were from Siros. Mum from Catellorizo. Although they hadn’t met as early teens, both sets of my Grandparents took their respective families to Egypt, then ultimately to Australia. Dad and Mum met as teenagers at a dance ball run by the Greeks From Egypt Association. I am deeply connected with both islands, I have visited them. But the roots are further than those islands, I am more connected to being Greek» said to ellines.com
He found out his interest for photography at a very young age. He was only 7 years old when his parents bought him his first camera.
«At the age of 7, and for a Christmas present, Dad and Mum bought me my first camera. It wasn’t an expensive one. But after I loaded it with Black and White film, I was hooked forever. It was like magic to me» he added.
He has photographed most of the major sporting events and competitions in the country such as the past 5 Commonwealth Games and the Sydney 2000, 2004 2008 2010 and 2012 London Olympic Games. He is best known world wide for his work in the sport of Triathlon.
His current work has been featured prominently in promotional campaigns for companies as diverse as the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organising Committee, Oakley, Gatorade, Kelloggs, Asics, Nikon, Speedo, Foxsports, National Australia Bank, American Express, Red Bull, Vodafone, RM Williams, Sydney Olympic Park and the Bradman Foundation.
He has been commissioned as the Official Photographer to the ITU World Championship Triathlon Series, Swimming Australia, Sydney Thunder, the Kelloggs NutriGrain Surf Ironman, the NSW Mens and Womens Cricket Team, the Sydney Running Festival, the Rugby World Cup Organising Committee, the Australian Beach Volleyball Tour, Triathlon Australia Series, AIS, Surf Lifesaving Australia, Cycling Australia, Sydney FC Football Club, & Canoe Kayak Australia.
Delly Carr speaks to Ellines.com Team
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