Seb was born in the beautiful city of Cairns in tropical North Queensland and lived there for many years. As a youth he explored the tropical rain forest that was his backyard and it was to be expected that he would develop a love and respect for the incredible works of nature. Seb is absolutely devoted to representing that natural beauty through his landscape and nature photography.
Coming from a family in which many are blessed with the creative eye, it was natural that he should develop an interest in photography. This interest has followed him throughout his life, first as a hobby, then as a profession. Seb has remained passionate about photography and even with his extensive experience he continues to build his knowledge and skills.
In Cairns he established his profession as a photographer, building an enviable reputation for excellent work and absolute reliability. His studio serviced all aspects of photography, so he built a broad range of diverse photographic skills. Seb is comfortable shooting portraits, capturing an incredible landscape, doing an intricate product shoot or climbing into a trench meters below ground to capture a worksite in action.
Thriving on the challenges of producing innovative images, working on creative projects and shooting cutting edge photography, Seb's greatest satisfaction has always been working with his clients to capture the cutting edge images that they need to promote and grow their business.
In 2001 Seb and Mary this wife moved to Brisbane where he has specialised in quality commercial, industrial, mining & corporate photography.
Landscape and nature photography allows Seb to provide beautiful images to decorate the home or work place.
Seb shoots Nikon to produce amazing quality photography.
Having been at the coal face of digital photography since 2000 Seb has extensive experience in the medium. He feels very strongly on the issue of digital & the use of photoshop, Seb believes that a great photograph is made in the camera, not in photoshop and that photoshop is merely a fantastic tool in his extensive photographic tool box.
Previously Seb owned Morningside Picture Framing in Brisbane, producing quality custom picture framing for a wide range of customers. He brought to picture framing many years of experience working with colour balance and producing harmony with texture and shape. Seb worked with his customers to produce quality cutting edge picture framing. In 2015 Seb sold Morningside Picture Framing and he and Mary have moved to Beerwah on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland where Seb operates Seb Messina Photographics and Beerwah Picture Framing from their home base at Mountain View Country Estate in Beerwah. With regards to photography, Seb Messina Photographics will go anywhere in Australia to service customers needs.
Seb is proud that his sons are both into the visual arts Ben is an accomplished landscape photographer and picture framer and Sam draws, paints and crafts jewellery & sculptures from recycled materials producing fantastic colours and shapes.
Seb cares for his community and his profession, he is a Rotarian and a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography.