Steep take-offs, questionable currents and our fair share of diarrhoea. Some of the more amusing moments from our week-long escape from the exotic reality that is England in the depths of November.
I'm hell interested in the quiet moment the surfers were having right before they jumped in the water so I've got a few photos of the solitude of individual sport.
Over 430 individual entrants across the six categories made our task even more difficult. Day-by-day, we created a shortlist of favourites as they hit our inbox. The same question kept blurting in our brains, “how are we going to choose the winners?”
Another week of the 2019 #SVPHOTOCOMP has come and gone, and we’d like to share with you some more images that have caught our attention in the past 7 days.
We’re at the halfway mark of the 2019 #SVPHOTOCOMP and things are really starting to heat up. We’ve selected some images that have caught our attention in the second week of the comp, the talent pool is crazy.
Wowee, where do I start. Every year this photo comp gets bigger and bigger, the talent pool in the SV community is incredible. You should all be very proud.
Some are from North Sumatra, sitting on the boat shooting the most perfect right hander. Running along razor sharp reef this wave demands respect, one small mistake is costly.
Having grown up landlocked with the nearest shoreline at a considerable distance I guess my introduction to saltwatery spheres, coastal culture, oceanic occultism and the infinite joys of the sea can hardly be called an intuitive act.
I’ve been shooting seriously for about a year now and its been an experimental rollercoaster trying to teach myself how to use an analogue camera and get the right effects I'm after. I figured it would be much nicer to teach myself than to be taught in someone else's way.
I got my first film camera when I was 17, I was working at a little vintage shop in Fremantle, Australia. My boss told me I could pick just one thing from the shop as my Christmas present and I knew straight away my best friend for the summer was going to be the little red and black Canon AF-50 in the window.
I’m Todd Weaver. I live in Los Angeles in the Echo Park neighborhood, 26 miles away from my regular surf spot First Point (Surfrider). I started surfing only 4 years ago and shooting it for about 3. I started doing color experiments about 2 years or so ago. I fog (expose it using a method I like to keep secret) each roll of film prior to shooting it.
I had a friend describe my photography as a ‘baked dinner’ recently. In his words, “Your photography is like a baked dinner, it’s really homely you know, just hanging with your mates and stuff.” I’ve never had someone describe my photography before and I think his depiction is pretty accurate.
What was I thinking moving to a small town where I didn’t know a single soul?
Since I got here my laptop crashed, my phone broke and my camera fell on concrete. I can barely pay my rent and now winter is coming and the sun is leaving us with darkness…
who are you?
when, like a cacophonous symphony of waves crashing into the ever-wanting shore,
your own world similarly collides beautifully into mine.
All the pics are in Victoria and have something to do with surfing, but I was also trying to make a bit of a documentation of what these locations were like in the summer of 2018/19 as the changing world is making the sharing of locations easier and we are seeing special locations flocked to like never before, which will only continue..