Kurtis Woodin enjoying some time on the nose
This week I was honored to capture some shots with Brian Bent.
Although the forecast was questionable we decided to go for it and we were blessed to find ourselves in a window of good surf.
We came up with some golden moments that I am excited to share with you in the coming weeks.
2nd Roll of Nikonos V shot in late 2017. This roll came out pretty grainy as i pushed the iso due to low light. Ocean Beach, CA.
SAN ONOFRE - 02/03/2018. Small but fun day. Shot on Nikonos V 35mm
01.30.2018 Nathaniel Stewart in Point Loma, Ca
Day after Christmas at Pipes. (2017)
A stroll in Encinitas, CA.
Two weeks ago a proper swell set up Southern California for some epic surf. It was pretty humbling swimming among twelve foot giants.
Back in 2015 I was working at a coffee shop in down town San Diego. Freshly out of college, I was living out of my car, slinging drinks and taking any photography job I could get. One day as I was working through the monotony of the weekday shift, a customer walked in with a water housing in hand. My interest was peaked.
I introduced myself to the individual and he kindly shared with me a little bit about the housing and how he used it for surf photography. His name was Todd Glaser. I did not know at the time but he is a true legend in the realm of surf photography. As I shared my desire to begin my own journey as a surf photographer, he suggested that I pick up a Nikonos film camera. Its a nifty 35mm film camera from the 80's. Truly radical stuff. Back in the day, it was what the pro's used for water photography. It took me years to finally make the purchase, but last year I decided that it was time (Well...the truth is that my mentor decided it was time, and made me purchase one on the spot).
My Journey with film has been challenging. I broke four film cameras (including one of my mentors...sorry Daniel) and turned up with countless blank rolls before I came home with my first successful roll. Since those humble beginnings I am further along, but still on the students road of learning the ins and outs of the Nikonos. It's been an entirely new learning curve using an analogue unit to capture moments. I've challenged myself to shoot 52 rolls with the Nikonos V this year. I will be periodically updating this journal with what I come up with. Thanks for stopping by.