Friday, August 5, 2011

Surfer Magazine September 2011

Cover of Kelly Slater from our April trip to Tavarua.  We flew down there for 2 1/2 days and this was shot on the first day of our trip.  I went from the airport straight to the lineup at Cloudbreak.  Never been there before and it was quite a memorable day.

Rob Machado Hurley ad photographed at Oceanside in June

Same day as the photo above but this image was held for editorial for the magazine.  Rob Gilley shot an amazing image about 10 years ago in Oceanside and I've always wanted to shoot in light like that.  This day Rob had gotten home at 2am from a portrait shoot in Los Angeles and after 3 hours of sleep I was at his door picking him up.  We surfed from around 5:45-7:30.  It was really cold, but the light was as good as light gets.  Rob was really cool about getting up early and knew that this day was going to be a special one when we checked the buoys.

This day was a fun day at lowers, nothing epic, just rippable and clean.  Kinda cloudy actually.  While Dane and I were shooting, Kelly came down and surfed too.  Walking back to the car at the end of the day I couldn't resist but snap this photo of the two of them on the tracks.

Taylor Knox ad for Dragon shot at Backdoor in Hawaii this year

Kelly Slater photographed for Quiksilver Wetsuits in Santa Barbara in February of this year.

This months issue of Surfer Magazine just came out and had a collection of photos that I was lucky enough to shoot and be a part of..It's always cool to see your images printed in the magazine and not just on a computer screen..It's on the newsstands now..check it out!


Timothy Ryan said...


You're on every other page, nice work! You should start your own publication.


Anonymous said...

killing it!


ewarner said...

Yeah Todd, Loving the Imagery. KYEO! Keep your eyes open!