A look at the amazing life and work of underwater nature photographer, Darren Jew.


Photographer Darren Jew has photographed the planet’s landscapes and wildlife from Antarctica to Zambia over his incredible 30-year photography career, covering mountain peaks, desert plains and beneath the ocean’s surface. With a particular passion for photographing whales, Darren finds himself returning to Tonga year after year, which is where Untitled Film Works’ Abraham Joffe joined him to capture this journey. “If you’ve got a passion for photography, there is no reason why you can’t make it your life. It’s a fulfilling career that gives you so much, you just need dedication and persistence” says Darren.

For those interested in Darren’s equipment, as he mentioned in the video he shoots with the Canon EOS 1DX, with lenses EF16-35 f/2.8 L II and EF 8-15mm f/4 L fisheye, plus Nauticam underwater housings.

Out of interest, this video was shot on the Canon EOS 1DC Cameras in 4K resolution. The lenses included the Canon 14mm f/2.8 L, 16-35mm f/2.8 L II, 24mm f/1.4 L, 24-70mm f/2.8 L II and 70-200mm f/2.8 L II. Darren also mentions the Canon DreamLabo, used to produce the exceptional High Definition prints for his photo books. At Orms you can now also print on the only Canon DreamLabo 5000 printer in Africa, find out more about our High Definition book options here. You can also find an example of our HD books in store, so next time you drop by, make sure you take a look.

The field footage in this series was shot by Untitled Film Works & Canon Australia.