Finless by Billy Cervi
My names Billy Cervi I'm from a small surf cray fishing town called Yanchep in Western Australia I'm 24 years old I'm a painter/aspiring surf ocean photographer I spend most of my time in the ocean or at the beach either taking photos surfing or fishing.
I always thought I wanted to get into photography but I was hesitant on the thought it was to expensive and DSLR’S had a certain shutter life but took the plunge when i got the opportunity to swap one of my wet suits for a entry level DSLR.
To be honest I didnt use it that much at first it was all a bit confusing I didn't really get interested till I started trying landscape long exposures I was hooked from there and a year later I decided to upgrade my equipment my obsession with long exposures continued and I started taking photos of small waves with a low shutter speed I used a long lens say 400mm and tried to get as close as I could without damaging my equipment.
It was then I knew I needed to get in the water and the search for a camera housing proceeded, camera waterproof housing are not cheap! I tried to find a particular housing to suit my camera used but a few months went by and my patience grew thin so I took the plunge and bought a Aquatech elite housing new which I'm very happy with.
I got a message through instagram one day from a guy named Jordan Rodin he rode a variety of quivers twiny’s, single fins, free friction and a short board but these days hes pretty much exclusively free friction (fin less) he took a liking to my images and asked if we could shoot some time and maybe get some images published, I was all ears and happy to give it a shot I haven't really took photos of surfers before then it was mostly empty waves.
Since then we've been good mates and taking photos/film together pretty much when ever the swells up and we've had some success and had quite a few images published in magazines were pretty happy and proud about and we look forward to the future of surf photography and see where it takes us.
Photos and words: @billycervi