Monday, September 21, 2009

Modern Surf Photography

Today's NYTimes has a nice piece on surf photographer Brian Bielmann, whose dynamic photography of waves, surfing, travel, and all the other good things in life are worth checking out.

When he assisted fashion photographers early in his career, Mr. Bielmann said, everything in surfing photography was “fast and sharp and blue and pretty.” So he adopted popular fashion techniques, like “really grainy films and cross processing,” to create a gritty look for portraits and advertising shots. These grew popular with other photographers and surfers.

There has been no shortage of good surf photography recently from Clark Little to Eric Nelson. It's great to see the evolution and experimentation going on right now.


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