Had a lot of time off in 2012 working out “why” I bother to chase swells and shoot surfing, I was just hating going back over my work knowing the lack of effort that went into each shot, it took a while to realize what changes were required to bring back the energy into the work. Here is just five shots from 2012 that I enjoyed shooting or I had the pleasure of capturing the surfers moment…
Its funny to think I was not even going to point the camera at this one, on first impressions the wave looked average but turned into a little gem – Pretty easy to capture this photo sitting on the ski but a nice moment for Cale Grigson.
I only managed a few frames of Chris Ross about to come to the mercy of the ocean, I was not in the best spot myself on the ski and had to high tail out of there. Once again easy from the comfort of the ski – Chris Ross a surfers moment.
Looks actually friendly on first accounts, but this was shot with a 16mm and was a very demanding swim, the actual photo does not do the circumstances justice but I still like the shot just because I know the effort that went into it.
Probably my favourite shot of 2012 – Jack Robinson at the Box, all photographers that shoot from the water know exactly how hard these types of photos are to capture, especially on a notorious piece of reef, personally rewarding.
Same day as the Robbo photo – Kieran Perrow charges this place and once again a tough shot at this location.