Recent PostsAnthony Ghiglia Photo Feature on TheInertia.com Roper Portraits in The Surfer's Journal Ghiglia Releases Dream Island to Photography Gallery Sector Nine Skateboards Uses Two New Ghiglia Images Ghiglia Nominated for Masters Cup International Photography Competition Anthony Ghiglia Lands Another Cover of La Jolla About Town Magazine
Last week I put together a selection of images for TheInertia.com that represent the evolution of my photography career as it pertains to the surfing world. The Inertia has completely redesigned their website and have amazing contributors. It is a place for journalists, photographers as well as top athletes to voice their opinions, tell stories and show their work within the realm of surfing. It is one of the only places on the web where one can find current articles written by Kelly Slater, Rob Machado and other world class surfers. If you have not had a chance to check out TheInertia.com, give them a look.
Richard Kenvin has written an interesting piece in the new the most recent issue of The Surfer's Journal. The article is a 'passing of the torch' descriptive about La Jolla surf legend and surfboard ding repair maestro, Joe Roper, and his son Jo Jo Roper and their relationship with Big Rock. TSJ used a couple portraits of mine in the feature. If you are a fan of La Jolla surf culture you should certainly grab a copy. You can also read the article by clicking on the image below.
I am pleased to announce a new release into my print gallery today. DREAM ISLAND was captured during a boat trip I did to the Marshall Islands with Martin Daly and his amazing crew aboard The Windward. The Marshall Islands make up the largest atoll chain in the world. Having spent a great deal of time circumnavigating the globe in search of the world's best waves, Daly has deemed the Marshalls one of the last untouched pristine ocean experiences left in the world. With near unlimited underwater visibility, this remote part of the Western Pacific boasts brilliant live coral gardens and an abundance of thriving sea life, including a sanctuary for all sharks, protecting them by law.
DREAM ISLAND was captured using a wide angle lens enclosed in a water housing fitted with a large lens port suitable for capturing a split image above and below the water. I love this image for many reasons. The main reason being that it's a testament to the fragile beauty in the world. What can take thousands, if not millions, of years for nature to perfect itself in a destined balance, can be rapidly destroyed if we are not responsible in the care we give it. This image is pretty close to what the world would look like without the influence of the human, a fleeting occurrence in the world we live in today.
I am proud to have a longstanding relationship with the world's coolest skateboard company. Sector Nine skateboards was developed in 1993 a few blocks away from me in La Jolla, California when a group of surfers figured out the best way to get the the surf down the hill from their house was by attaching skate trucks and wheels to a snowboard. In the course of over 20 years those same "nine-balls" have cornered the longboard skateboard market. To date, Sector Nine has used close to 15 of my images as skate deck graphics. Here are the latest two decks to feature my photography. Get on board and head on over to Sector9.com to check out the rest of their amazing skateboards and skate products. These guys are some of the coolest humans on the planet!
CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY NOMINATE AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER ANTHONY GHIGLIA AT 5TH ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP
LONDON November 2, 2012 - Professional photographer Anthony Ghiglia of America was presented with the 5th Annual Photography Masters Cup Nominee title in the category of Nature at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow. The live online ceremony webcast Sunday, October 29, 2011 was attended by photography fans in 83 countries who logged on to see the climax of the industry's most important event for color photography.
The awards international Jury included captains of the industry ranging from Hasted Hunt Kraeutler in New York, Brancolini Grimaldi, David & Goliath, Simon Studer Art Associates, Stills Gallery to Christie's in London who honored Color Masters with 272 coveted title awards and 1099 nominees in 18 categories.
"It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 13,321 entries we received this year," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. "Ghiglia's "Green Almond" and " Electric Shack", exceptional images entered in the Nature category, represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present him with the title of Nominee."
INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography.
I got a new cover this month for La Jolla About Town Magazine. I shot the image while playing a round of golf at Torrey Pines Golf Course here in my hometown of La Jolla. LJAB mag was also kind enough to do a feature on my photography and fine arts print website.