Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth, would be to have been young and never dreamed at all. A triad of young men already know this. Already are living their future dreams. Ben Benson, Bronson Meidy and Varun Tanjung, by luck of birth and passion, can be found most days down at Padma Beach, surfing for hours on end. Childsplay? Hardly.
It has been said that the difference between an artist and a water photographer is that water photographers swim in their own paint. Immersion into the colors being their form of total commitment to their art. Trevor Murphy has taken this a step further. By creating the actual art itself out of his captured moments in the water. Pushing the technology
Craig was lucky enough to be a part of the most stylish session in history at the place. Gerry Lopez, Peter McCabe, Rob Machado, Rizal Tandjung…can you imagine? And look at that board, A classic Lopez red single fin Pipeline gun. It was a privilege to be there.
The following excerpts are highlighted insights from a conversation with renown surf photographer Jason Childs. For the past 25 years he has lived in Indonesia photographing the faces and the places he grew to love. Despite the changes he has seen over all these long years, he remains positive about the past and the future.
Old friends, Rob Machado and I caught up recently at Uluwatu in Bali. He was changing the diaper of his third child. A boy named Jax. Rob’s pride and joy. But despite the diaper, let’s not forget Rob Machado has been world ranked #2, has won over eight world tour events, was runner up to Kelly Slater in the Surfer Poll for over six years,