Thursday, December 29, 2011

Alex Gray is not afraid

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Photo of the year

Surfer Poll BTS

Mini and Dane post win for best web clip.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

inspiration 2

Chris Orwig.  Santa Barbara train tracks..2008

Sometimes all you need for a bit of inspirtation is to look back on old images and think about the day that you took them.  This image of friend and teacher of photography and life Chris Orwig was shot while he was setting up a portrait of Joe Curren for his new book.  Chris was kind enough to bring me a long to watch him do his thing and help out.  My goal was to be sure the type 55 polaroids didn't get run over by the train and keeping the lightmeter handy.Needless to say a train came and blew them all away, but we found them!..If you get a chance, take a look at his site and see some of the work he's created.  One of my biggest inspirations in the photo world and world of life.

Derek Dunfee

Derek Dunfee..2007

Monday, December 19, 2011

behind the scenes at surfer poll

grant ellis shooting kelly slater. surfer poll2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

journey of a lifetime

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Gabriel Medina

Gabriel Medina.  Pipe masters 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Jamie Obrien at Pipe

JOB..late afternoon pipe. 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Pipeline 1

CJ Hobgood..last heat of the day.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday football with Quik and Balaram

Balaram Stack Quik ad from Mexico...I still like the Chargers more.

hawaii time

I apologize for the lack of updates lately..It's been a very busy week in Hawaii since arriving just after Thanksgiving.  I worked on a really cool shoot for Quiksilver with some of their key surfers as well as a campaign for a new headphone company which should be out next summer.  Shoot all day, edit all night..A lot of images, a lot of editing, no complaints.  For now I leave you with this image from the first day I arrived. Big, North Swell Pipeline, 3 guys out..Howling North East winds.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Behind the scenes Tahiti

At times when documenting trips I find what is going on behind the scenes to be more interesting than the waveriding itself.  On this particular trip that didn't quite apply...the waves we had were by far the scariest things I had ever seen.  The night we flew into Tahiti happened to be mere hours before one of, if not, the heaviest sessions took place at Teahupoo.  While everyone was trying to sleep a couple hours before the sun came up.  Beren Hall and Taylor Steele were up nearly the whole night prepping for the shoot ahead.

Billabong Pro Security house. The end of the Road Tahiti. 1am. August 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Hangs upon Nothing surf trailer

Hangs Upon Nothing - teaser from Jeremy Rumas on Vimeo.

16mm film, Indonesia, Mikala Jones as the guide and all the music selfmade..Looks like the start of a great surf film..check it out!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

he did it~!

the asp messed up....

as read on

While the ASP has certainly been blessed with luck as far as scoring waves recently, they have not been blessed with significant mathematical ability. As it turns out, Slater is still one heat win away from becoming the 2011 World Champion, and Owen Wright can technically take the crown. According to a press release from the ASP (don’t worry, we double-checked their info this time) Owen can take the title from Slater if he wins the Search in San Francisco, and then continues on to win at Pipeline, all without Kelly making another heat. The odds aren’t exactly stacked in Owen’s favor, but perhaps stranger things have happened.
In the most epic possible scenario, according to the ASP press release, “If Kelly fails to advance out of another heat this season, and Owen wins in San Francisco and Pipeline, the two will tie at best of nine, eight, seven, etc. events, and the 2011 ASP World Title will be decided in a “Surf Off.”’ Sounds pretty theatrical, doesn’t it? Ocean Beach residents are currently trying to get the champagne out of the sand and back in the bottles, because it looks like this race is still at least one heat away from coming to an end.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


For the past two years I have been given the oppurtunity to spend quite a bit of time with Kelly chasing swells and documenting the waves he loves to ride...This image which was chosen as one of the two images to celebrate his 11th world title was taken while in Fiji in April this year!  I want to first thank Kelly for allowing me to come on the trip and Quiksilver for putting me on the last minute flight to arrive the morning of this day!!! Along with this image, we scored a couple spreads and cover all from the same day!
Congrats KS!!!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

A couple pano's from the US Open

My friend and diehard film shooter Eric Warner was kind enough to let me borrow his xpan during the US OPen this year.  I love the extra wide look you get without the distortion.  You can check out some of his work on his blog at:
finals:awards photographers



noah beschen

more crowds


Alex Knost

alex knost. mainland mexico

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

winter is coming

Taylor Paul on a borrowed board at Mavericks. November 2008.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

del mar racetrack

del mar races. August 2011. 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

bookstore in amsterdam

amsterdam 2011 on ilford HP5.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bruce Irons Wallpaper

The Wild Ones

"THE WILD ONES" New Artworks by Artist Susan Wickstrand from Susan Wickstrand on Vimeo.

Above is a video of collaborative work that I was very fortunate and lucky to be a part of with Susan Wickstrand Roche..Check it out!

Nouvelle Vague offices NY

last minute portfolio touch ups with Cole Barash. Brooklyn NY 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bruce Irons

Bruce Irons at Cloudbreak as seen in the new Surfer Magazine.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011


will skudin. puerto escondido