For as long as I can remember I've wanted to be a photographer. Wanting to catch those indescribable moments, the way a red morning sun can break open the horizon, the perfect wave from deep in the hollow, those smallest of details in nature that make you realize we're part of something so beautiful and incredible it needs to be memorialized and shared.
As a kid, the idea of images can convey emotion and experience was, to me, never more prevalent than in the pages of Surfer Magazine. I was living in Seattle and even though I had never even sat foot on a surfboard, I was instantly drawn to the sport and the lifestyle of the traveling surf photographer. Following the world's best surfers to exotic locations and experiencing those new cultures through the photographs was awe-inspiring. Those images of Uluwatu's emerald waters, of Fijian kava ceremonies and Baja's dusty roads leading to unknown treasures would be the catalyst for the career I have today.
Moving to San Diego in 1991 finally gave me the opportunity to make surfing part of my everyday life. From the first moment in the water I realized my life would be inexorably connected to the ocean. I wanted to capture that connection with photography. Not only the exotic locales but also the subtleties of the surfing experience. The way the sun's light refracts kaleidoscopic through the back of a wave. Being joined by a pod of dolphins in the line-up. Feeling the raw, undeniable power of the ocean. It's the chance to discover another connection everyday that keeps me going. It's the creativity of nature that inspires me and has given my life and work greater definition.
I currently live in La Jolla, California where I am a senior staff photographer for Surfer Magazine. I continue traveling to some of the most remote corners of the world searching for undiscovered waves and documenting the beauty that surrounds them. I hope that my work has given you a greater connection to surfing, the ocean and the amazing world we live in.
About the Prints
All prints up to 20x30" are printed on Kodak Endura Metallic VC paper. Endura Metallic feature a unique pearlescent surface offering sharp detail and beautifully saturated colors. The paper uses a patented combination of film and laminate layers that result in striking, three-dimensional, lasting images on an ultra-bright background. The standard archival value is 100 years in a home display environment.
All print sizes 24x36" and larger are printed on Fujiflex Crystal Archive paper. The Fujiflex is a polyester-based material used in conjunction with a LightJet 430 printer to produce continuous tones, rich image color, pure whites, deep blacks, and razor sharp detail with an exceptional super smooth high gloss finish.
About the Acrylic Face Mounted Prints
Acrylic face mounting is one of the most impressive and striking ways to display your photographic print. Your Fujiflex print is mounted behind 1/4" acrylic and the back is covered with a sintra substrate. An inset back frame is attached to the back of the finished acrylic piece which allows for hanging with an included french cleat system. Each piece is professionally finished with hand-polished edges. The acrylic face mounted prints will stand off the wall about an inch and do not require any additional framing. If you prefer to have your face-mounted print professionally framed, please contact us when you place your order.
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