I remember when I was young having a monochrome photo of a surfer duck diving a wave as the background on my phone, and just thinking, wow, imagine taking this. I always wondered who took photos like this and how they did it.
I am India Payne, a 25 year old surf photographer from Phillip Island, Australia. Having grown up traveling the world surfing from a young age the ocean has been a huge part of my life, which has now transitioned into my passion of photography and sharing my world with everyone.
I forgot my point and shoot at home in Torquay, my first stop was Berlin before we hit the coast and was lucky enough to get a Yashica J2 at a flea market for $20.
Humans have always experienced an intense relationship with the sea. I believe that pouring feelings into the salty water and let them be washed by it, is an ancient practice. It always helps me to heal, to connect, to keep in balance.
What is good Longboarding? This question seems to be floating around more often recently. Especially, with the recent Relik Comp at Malibu, there is a lot of debate.
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.
Panamuna is an independent surf label where protecting our oceans is at the heart of everything we do. Using sustainable and ethical practices in the manufacturing of our gear, our aim is to make people conscious of the impact they have on the environment due to the choices they make.
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.
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.
TEE-PEE is an art based surf label reigning from Shoalhaven Heads on the NSW south coast. The label has been kicking around since mid 2016 and was founded by Tom Page.
For the last three years I started my days with thoughts like "Why am I here and not there?" or "Why do I work in a job I am not satisfied in?" These types of questions followed me all day long, sometimes also all night.
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 don't know where I start tying to describe my work. Art is such a subjective thing….I shoot and I leave the rest to whom ever wants to look, hopefully it moves someone.