I had been eagerly awaiting this winter season. Here in New England, the winter months can be rather frigid, but for those of us who don’t mind the exhaustive work of climbing into 6 mil wetsuits or ice-cream-headache cold waters, it’s the eagerly anticipated winter months that bring the biggest swells.
I have been shooting film for quite some time, finding myself quickly falling in love with its aesthetic and the meticulous process that is rewarded with a captured moment, a still frame of our increasingly fast moving time.
No many words to describe this submission. I'll let the film shots do the talking.
My name Jose Garcia and I was born and raised in Canary Islands, Spain. I now call Sydney Australia home, living here for the past 7 years.
She was the girl who saw shapes in clouds that nobody else could see. The girl who grew up disregarding the belief of "one size fits all".
I am an amateur outdoor photographer and content creator. I am 21, based in Annecy, France. I work as a product designer in the outdoor industry but I also love taking pictures and create visual content in my free time.
My highest value to this day is Freedom and my soul was pulled firmly into the surfing lifestyle. This sense of freedom is something that I could really resonate with, it felt right, even before I knew how to surf.
The ocean has been part of my life since I could walk, I guess you could say I’m lucky to have been born and raised on the Sunshine Coast and still call it home now, along with my husband raising our two little people here.
“Good Food, Wines, Art, wonderful landscapes, football, Mafia and fashion. This is what could jump to your mind when you think about Italy.”
But there’s more than that. For example, we've got waves and you can surf too!
It's always super surreal being on the North Shore in winter, all of the big wigs are in town and it's hard to not get star struck at times. Hitchhiking home and getting picked up by Ian Crane, riding my bike past Jack Johnson, ordering an acai bowl behind Italo after a heat win.
Why the name Photo Boss Bali? This came about simply after my very first time taking water shots out at Uluwatu in 2017. I was walking up from the beach to the warungs. In front of me was a long Que of surfers all being haggled by the local photographers. Each photographer shouting 'Photo Boss, Photo Boss'.
There is an inherent link between surfing and creative minded people. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a muso like me, an artist, photographer, chef, surfboard shaper or architect, the ocean draws us all in.
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.
There is a thriving surf community here in Cornwall and it is a great feeling swimming out to capture that through photographs. It’s not about getting the all time photo or the magazine cover shot but about celebrating in each other’s waves. I can’t say I don’t get excited if a shot does make it to print though.
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.