How would you describe what the cutting edge of photography is right now? Today’s camera bodies are getting better and better in low light conditions, which plays a huge role in not just surfing but all action sports because we almost always need a high shutter speed. The fact that now you can shoot over 5000 ISO without losing image quality is incredible and extremely valuable.
Photographer Everton Luis, Craig Anderson, Bryce Young, Alex Knost and Ozzie Wright, on yet another dream trip to the Mentawai Islands, sat on the aft of the good ship STAR KOAT trying to come up with a different way to photograph the Mentawai. Ozzie came up with the concept of becoming fish themselves.
The art of wave riding is very hard to describe. To paint surfing and time spent in and around the ocean with a single brush is damn near impossible. Surﬁng to some people is the freedom from the stresses of everyday life. A release or escape from the realities of a day working your ﬁngers to the bone. To others its their job or career. Working their hardest to sustain the life they love in and around the ocean.
One left. One right. And Pete Frieden is there. Where he finds the energy is anybody’s guess, but he always seems to be in the right place at the right time whenever both of our Premiere breaks, Bangko Bangko and Keramas, hit their stride. We know it involves being not only connected, but trusted by top flight surfers. With their secret plans to secret places. In Pete Frieden’s case we know it means late night Ferry crossings and sketchy rental cars and scooters and hiking around for the right angles.