Rodd Owen started shooting professionally 10 years ago. His career began with him shooting mostly motion then he quickly progressed to still imagery. Born and raised in the suburbs of the 'steel city' Newcastle, NSW, Australia, he finely tuned his shooting skills with the likes of Travis Lynch, Garth McGregor and Matt Hoy while concentrating on the heavy reef breaks of the area.

Rodd then moved on to further his knowledge at the world renowned photographic/arts institute 'RMIT' in Melbourne. Where he acquired digital and high end retouching skills on the way to a degree in Commercial Photography.

These days when he's not chasing slab waves around the globe he's a Photographic Digital Operator and Assistant in the Sydney Fashion Industry.