Tony “Harro” Harrington has been capturing breathtaking images at the extremes of snow and surf around the globe over 25 inspirational years and it’s still what drives him today.
Not content to only work behind the lens Harro creates and produces major adventure projects that have featured on screens large and small collaborating with Red Bull, Teton Gravity Research, Discovery Channel, NBC, Channel 10, ONE HD, FUEL TV and networks across Japan and Asia.
An adventurer, photographer, filmer, big mountain skier, surfer and experience-seeker Harro sets out on unique adventures, often with a cast of courageous and talented athletes.
You’ll find him carving descents on the massive peaks of Alaska or searching out 50-foot waves in remote corners of the world’s oceans. There are few photographers who have pushed the limits of this realm as Harro has in surf or snow; he stands alone as a rare individual who solidly masters both worlds.
With well over150 magazine covers and a collection of numerous global awards for his work these accolades are testament to the extraordinary work Harrington creates.
These are images born of passion, commitment, overcoming fear and facing the challenge of nature and the elements head on.
Raised on the Central Coast of NSW in Australia Harro developed a love for surfing at Wamberal and continued to surf and compete in the sport through to early adulthood. He tossed in a job as an electrician not long afterwards to explore life in the snowfields for a season.
That opportunity transformed into a lifelong connection to the mountains and has seen him chase countless winters searching out powder days across Australia to Austria and up to Alaska where he immersed himself in the big mountain and extreme free riding scene and found a special ‘tribe’ of mountain people that are now family.
Harro balances his love of surf and snow creating independent projects, events and productions that see him balance his time and energies between the ocean and the mountains fuelling his shared passion for both and keeping his perspective and focus fresh.
Two HarroArt Galleries now showcase his spectacular works, one nestled high in the alpine village at Mt Buller, Victoria and his latest venture now sharing his inspiring ocean collection just steps from Currumbin Beach on the Gold Coast in sunny Queensland.
"Predictably Nomadic" is a perfect way to describe the life and creative journey Harro has created – following a cycle aligned to the seasons, the flow of the ocean and the rhythm of seasons in the mountains.
Always on quest for adventure and mischief, always documenting the ride and capturing the energy, spirit and light through his unique vision.
Join Harro on the journey at @harroart to see what he’s up to, and get in touch, the email always follows him too.