© Refracting Light



Dom Rui is an award winning Sydney and Adelaide based creative that goes by the name Refracting Light.   He uses a variety of media particularly 35mm film which he bulk rolls, self-develops and scans.   His main focus is raw, natural-style portrait photography.


Prior to establishing himself as a portrait photographer, he travelled the globe for 6 years as a travel and street photographer and videographer. 

In his spare time he buys, disassembles, restores, and sells vintage cameras and lenses. 


Scorpio Jin, Jun. -'Forbidden Forest'

Analog Forever Magazine, Apr. - Online Photo Exhibition

Leica Fotografie International, Mar. - Online Portrait Gallery

Bergger Official, Mar. - 'Ellie'

Film Without Frontiers, Mar. - '100 Days of Lockdown'

Classics Magazine, Jan. - 'The Girl on the Subway'


'The 10 Best Portrait Photographers, Sydney'- Peerspace Article

Shoot It With Film, Oct. - 'Tia'

Front Cover: Socks & Pizza Mag, June - 'Imogen on 35mm'

Rebel Mag, June - 'Edge of the World'

Vogue Italia, PhotoVogue, May - 'Rhianna'

Flanelle Magazine, April - 'Aurora Australis'

Rebel Mag, March - 'Liebestraum'

Solstice Magazine, Feb. - 'Earthbound'

Front Cover: The Portrait Project Mag, Feb. - 'Endless Days'


Mob Journal Film Edition, Dec. - 'Fade into you'

Scorpio Jin, Sep. - 'The Shadows'

Classics Magazine, Aug. - 'Above the Clouds'

Front Cover: Elegant Mag, Aug. - 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

Shoot Film Mag, Jul. - 'The Rocks'

The Analog Club, Feb. - 'Byron Bay'

The Portrait Project, Jan. - 'Going Home'


Winner: 500px Quest Award - 'The Girl on the Bus'

Getty Images (Australia) - 'Launceston'

Film Convert, Online Feature - 'Classic Films'

The Epoch Times - 'Jiufen Mountain Village'

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Singapore - 'Good Morning'

Bulgaria Tourism - 'Sofia'

Getty Images (UK) - 'Dreaming'

Hongdae Street Art Festival - SangsangMadang