My godmother and I have always had a really powerful connection, almost as if we’re the same person. She’s like a drinking buddy and a motherly figure all rolled into one, which is why I’ve considered her as my second mom.
My name is Tanner Olthoff and I am 24 years old. I was born and raised in Oceanside, California, a lesser-known gem in San Diego County. I got into photography after I stopped playing college baseball after my sophomore year.
My name is Charlie Hoberman and I am a 20-year-old photographer from Southern California, but I grew up in a small surf community in the heart of Malibu. I spend most of my time in school, but I find peace of mind at local beaches up and down the coast.
Fiona Peters. Long time friend of SV, originally from the South Coast of Sydney, before moving to Lakes Entrance then the Surf Coast for a full time role with Quiksilver. Fiona is now based out of Bali most of the time (jealous) as a freelance photographer. With the endless supply of quality waves around Indo and exotic shooting locations - who can blame her. We asked Fiona a few questions about her favourite waves in Indo, story behind the female subjects in her work and recent surf injuries.
Our next interview is with Hannah Anderson - a finalist in our 2019 photo comp. Hannah is a huge talent who shoots both video and photo mediums. Hannah grew up in Bondi and studied journalism at Uni, before securing an internship at Tracks Mag. It was here, her passion for photography was born. We were lucky enough to ask Hannah a few questions about her recent travels and female inspirations, while also touching on a recent professional highlight trip to Nazare.
Tracy Naughton is an artist and photographer originally from NZ but has called the Sunshine Coast home for over 15 years. Having fallen in love with the natural beauty of the coastal lifestyle Tracy has developed her own signature style well recognised amongst locals. She regularly holds exhibitions and loves to collaborate on all sorts of creative projects. Enjoy the full interview here.
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The story of U&I Label began in 2014 out of the back of a rambling surf shack in Torquay, Victoria. This is where the girls (yours truly), Australian Fashion Designer Jodie Hayes and Swedish Designer and Photographer Emma Bäcklund, used their sunny 3rd bedroom as an operating creative studio space.
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