Age: Forever 29
Stomping grounds: Spaceship Planet Earth, currently flying first class on the beautiful North Shore of Oahu.
Years shooting: Life, 10; Surf, 7.
Equipment: All Canon digital cameras and glass. Contax t2 film. CMT Waterhousing. DJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone.
Words to live by: Respect the Earth and all of its inhabitants.
Inspiration: My kids. They inspire me everyday to work harder and a be a more quality person.
Big thanks to: CMT Waterhousings, Tambor Acai, Imperial Motion, Avasol Organic Sun Protection, Speaqua Sound Co, and Freesurf for publishing my first photo ever in print and the continuous support over the years.
“Cosmic Morning” has been another big print seller for me. I shot this early one spring morning. The sunrise was on fire with so many different shades of orange and pink.
One of my favorite things about living in Hawaii is how photogenic it is here. Even when it’s flat you can always find something amazing to shoot.
Slater, John John and Mason are the best Pipe surfers in the world, right after Jamie O’Brien. In a freesurf out there, the guy just can’t be beat.
John John. Backdoor or a bowl of Ramen Noodles?
I never shot much from the beach but I found a killer deal on an older 300mm 2.8 lens. My first time shooting with it, I picked off this shot of John John at Log Cabins. Hurley bought it and it’s still a favorite shot of mine.
Welcome home Champ.
Koa Smith, no stranger to the POV.
I came across Lena and her soul fro on the west side of Oahu. I was blown away when she told me she never modeled before. I hired her for a shoot I did for Von Zipper. She was a natural and became the face of VZ Summer 17′ Campaign.
I was anti-drone for a couple years. They’re just so invasive and I feel like the video angle got played out so fast. I finally caved and got one, and now I’m kind of hooked. It’s cool to get a different perspective of Earth.
“Sun Child”. One of my first and best selling printed images. Hair stylists froth over it.