Aristo Risi is an independent film maker and an award winning photographer. He likes to tell stories that bring light to the ongoing threats of our oceans and its inhabitants.

Over the past 7 years Risi has worked on a wide variety of commercial and conservation projects in various roles with a camera including Director of Photography, Underwater Cinematographer and drone operator.

In 2018 Risi won his first photography award for the US Nature Conservancy and then followed it up with his second award in 2019 for the Australia/New Zealand Sony Alpha awards. Both his winning images featured photographs of plastic bags floating in the ocean.



A campaign film shot for Greenpeace Asia Pacific. Directed, DOP, Edit & Colour by Aristo Risi.

A campaign film for Australian Marine Conservation Society for the Save Batemans Sanctuaries ongoing marine campaign. Directed, DOP, edit and colour by Aristo Risi

Winner Seascape Category 2019

Sony Alpha Awards

White Flesh Shines, Sulawesi. Captured whilst freediving in the Togean Islands, 2018. Winning image in the Seascape category in the 2019 Sony Alpha Awards. PRESS LINK

Winner Water Category 2018

The Nature Conservancy Awards

Her Majesty. Captured whilst free diving off Bass Point, NSW in 2017. 1 of 3 winning images in the water category of The Nature Conservancy 2018 international nature photography competition. Press Link 1 Press Link 2