Sharp Shooters

Philip Kitamura

Age: 22
Hometown: Pearl City, O’ahu

“I enjoy finding the biggest and cleanest barrels that I can fit into. There’s nothing else like feeling the power of the lip slamming down while nailing a shot. I love getting barreled when I shoot.

I use a SPL water housing for my Canon 5D Mark IV. I most commonly use a 50mm f/1.4, 35mm f/2.0 IS, 70-200mm f/4 IS, and a 16-35mm f/4 IS. All of those are Canon glass.

Zak Noyle, Brent Bielmann, Keoki Saguibo, Daniel Russo, Clark Little, Shane Grace, Ryan Foley, Lloyd Meudell, and Ray Collins all had a major influence on my development as a photographer. Nowadays, I look to my fellow photographers for inspiration.”

“I have seen him put himself in some of the heaviest situations to shoot. He comes with me swimming to train. He is eager to learn. He gets himself out there, and works hard. I think he is getting his master’s degree now, but he’s still always out there at Pipe doing his thing.” – Zak Noyle

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