In Homage To Max Dupain - 'Sunbathers #1' by Noel Elliot

Currently unavailable for purchase

In Homage To Max Dupain - 'Sunbathers #1' by 

These shots were for an advert campaign in Culburra Beach.

The original iconic photo ‘Sunbather’ was shot at Culburra Beach in 1937 by Max Dupain of his friend Harold Salvage.

I was not trying to replicate the Dupain image, merely using his idea and the connection to Culburra Beach for this shot.

The colour image particularly looks like it was shot in a studio with a backdrop due to the aperture and angle I shot from, but it was actually shot on the beach.

Professional Photographer.

“Amazed by the beauty I see wherever I turn to look” and I keep turning and looking and photographing because there is so much to see and I don’t want to miss a moment of what is around me.

View Full Profile


  • Clare McClelland
    Clare McClellandover 5 years ago

    it has such a retro feel to it, NOel, you did really well with these photos. I think they will attract a lot of attention in your area..

  • Thanks Clare…people I have shown the pics to in Culburra love them as well……….I got pics I had planned for

    – Noel Elliot

  • Ben Pacificar
    Ben Pacificarover 5 years ago

    It does look like it was shot in a studio. The lighting looks perfect for an outside shoot but You sure did nail it! Good job!


  • Thanks Ben…..It took 4 weeks of waiting toget the right weather, but it was worth it…Cheers

    – Noel Elliot

  • Azzurra
    Azzurraover 5 years ago


  • Kasia Nowak
    Kasia Nowakover 5 years ago

    Great composition

  • Thanks Kasia… this shot took a bit of setting up to get what I wanted….had to use this part of the sand so there were no footprints in front of the people…hence i was lying on the sand for the shot…I really like the shot too

    – Noel Elliot

  • ivanacutura
    ivanacuturaover 5 years ago

    LOL :)

  • Thanks for looking Ivana

    – Noel Elliot

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 5 years ago

    Very beautiful, also the background, well done!

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 5 years ago

    Love this in color, too!! Beautiful feeling to this!! :)

  • Thanks Laurie

    – Noel Elliot

  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsover 5 years ago

    Fantatic What a shot

  • stutheartist
    stutheartistover 5 years ago

    I like this a lot

  • Thanjs for the comment

    – Noel Elliot

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...over 5 years ago

    beautiful shot Noel

  • Thanks Tallow

    – Noel Elliot

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.