Hi and welcome to Heatwaves!

My name is Adam, I am a school teacher, an adventurer, am addicted to being outdoors and love to capture it all! 

I am a dedicated photographer born and bred in Sydney, Australia specialising in surf, waves, sunrises and living in the moment. 

When I was a child the waves freaked me out. One day as I braved the waters, I ducked in and was kidnapped by a group of rogue mermaids who taught me to love the ocean and everything in it. Since then, its love has been deeply instilled in me.

Photography has been a passion of mine going back to when Santa brought me a Polaroid i-zone camera. Since then, digital has taken over and although the technology has developed (pun intended), I'm still fascinated by the photography process and seeing it all unfold.

My favourite time of the day is the crack of dawn, it is simply magical. The sun, sand, surf, colours, people, sounds and smells...it hugs you like a warm blanket or slaps you awake on a frigid winter morning. 

The ability to photograph the beauty around me and share it with you is a dream come true!

I am based out of Sydney, Australia and you can't really keep me away from the water; spring, summer, autumn or winter you will most likely find me hanging out at Bondi Beach.

Follow me as I catch the next wave @heatwaves.australia and if you see my bald head bobbing in the water, come in and say hi!

~Adam "The Merman" Smith

Print Options
Photo Card
Handmade all occasion photo cards
Perfect for Birthdays, Celebrations, Thanks etc
6 x 4” print backed by a premium cardboard. Individually wrapped in cellophane bag. Envelope included.
Available in either black or white card. When ordering please add preference in comment. Otherwise it will be artists choice.
Print ONLY
It's just what you think it is.. a signed photo that isn't framed. Best for travelling / sending as it comes rolled up in a sturdy tube.
Standard Frame - White
Signed premium metallic print
Mounted on white mat board, backed by foam core
Displayed in a simple white frame
Great for gifts or display in any room of the house
Available in a range of sizes''
Shadow Box - White
Signed premium metallic print
Mounted on white mat board, backed by foam core
Displayed in a deep white frame; there is a gap between print and glass/perspex.
Fantastic way to display larger prints.
Acrylic Block

Premium metallic print set behind 30mm of grade A clear acrylic.

Perfect for desks and bookshelves. These artworks are fantastic presents and can be sent easily anywhere around the world.

Acrylic Face Mount
Superior metallic print, mounted on 7mm clear acrylic face mount
Slightly more expensive option, but one that will look sensational printed big and hung in any modern home or office.
Want a print or option not shown above? How about something different dimensions or a change in colour (colour to black & white). Send a email  to adam@heatwaves.com.au describing what you’re after and I’ll respond to you shortly to discuss options.