Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Ryan Hardy, the perfectionist bodyboarder from Australia has just won the first Grand Slam event of the 2009 IBA world tour at Pipeline, Hawaii. This is massive for Hardy as he has had a bit of a rocky path since he missed the 2006 world title by a tiny, tiny amount. He has been through some major illness and has recently been dropped by long term sponsor and backup, Billabong. This was a major shock to the bodyboard world and hopefully this win for Ryan has made them realize he has a lot of potential left in him. 2nd place went to French 19-year old Pierre Louis-Costes, 3rd to Guilherme Tamega and 4th to Dave Winchester. It was an epic final and well done to everyone i say! Here is a shot of PLC from last years comp, shame i couldn't be there again this year.
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
I recently went home and thought i should try out a new camera. I landed on the Fuji 960 III which is a medium format rangefinder camera. Its not too heavy and pretty quiet. The main bonus of this camera is its 9x6cm negs.. Its like large-format 35mm and ill tell you what, they are incredible! I combined this beast with some beautiful Delta 100 film, perfect sunny light and my dog Bumble. Here are a couple of shots i got from it. Click image to see bigger.
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Just had a little fun studio session doing some self-portraiture in my wetsuit! It was pretty funny wearing a wetsuit in a studio and in the images i am trying to portray the irony of the situation. Here is one of the few i did... Shot on Ilford Pan F+ 50
Sunday, 1 February 2009
I recently did a shoot with German/Spanish Bodyboarder Pablo Pierto for the Uni of Plymouth and his sponsor. I thought i might try out some of the new kodak colour negative film i recieved the other day - Ektar 100. It is described on the box as 'Worlds Finest Grain'. This is a scan from the shoot and it seemed to come out pretty well, cant wait to use it in the dark room.