Saturday, December 19, 2009

San Diego Magazine January 2010 cover shoot

San Diego Magazine does an annual "50 People to watch" issue.  Without knowing, a couple of months ago my girlfriend emailed there editors about Derek Dunfee and his achievement with winning Billabongs XXL last year and they responded back with wanting to put him in the magazine as one to watch along with putting his mug on the cover!  We went through a number of images that we had shot and the magazine decided it would be most fitting to have a portrait of Derek on the cover with San Diego in the background.  After discussing with Derek we wanted to make it look natural and shoot it at his homebreak of Windansea.  The portrait images that were ended up using were shot the day we got home from a strike mission up to Mavericks in November.  As tired as we were, we knew the light was going to be good and had to meet a deadline.  Here are a few of the options they had for the cover and the one they decided to go with.  I owe a very big thank you to Jenna for making this all happen, Lisa Williams at San Diego Magazine for being so cool and easy to work, and Derek.  Thank you!

Dereks winning XXL wave

Puerto 2007

Puerto 2007

Windansea Nov  2009

Windansea Nov 2009

Windansea Nov 2009 (selected)

1 comment:

Linda Catperson said...

Great article and cover shot! What you neglected to mention (modesty maybe???) is that YOU were also selected as one of the "50 People to Watch" in the same edition of San Diego Magazine. Great photo of YOU inside the magazine! Congratulations!

Linda Catperson