Hilt’s ranks among the world’s finest surf photographers. His work began appearing in every major surf publication soon after he chose the profession some 17 years ago when based in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Though adept at capturing a variety of imagery, Hilt’s real passion is water photography. He is as comfortable swimming at wild, eight-to-twelve foot Banzai Pipeline as he is at a small day near his current home break, the Pass, in Byron Bay - and has the catalogue of work to prove it.
In addition to his friendship with Rasta, a relationship that has been forged and strengthened during countless trips together, most at Billabong’s behest, this makes Hilt’s a perfect documentarian for TransparentSea.
Hilton shot just about every picture you see from the first TransparentSea voyage down Australian’s eastern seaboard, languishing for the most part at the back of the pack, snapping away at whale’s tails, sunrises and his fellow sailors.
Nice one, Dogman.