Posts Tagged ‘black-and-white’

19 transormational moments from my career as a photographer of surf.

I often work with a handful of surf websites these days and one of the quality ones from the US is theinertia.com These guys have a lot of really good quality reading and just about always have really great photography The Inertia‘s a classy site full of very good content. The fellas over there hit […]


The mystique of black and white.

I’ve been very, very familiar with black and white photography over the years, especially back in the day. I’ve processed countless rolls of Kodak Tri-X, Ilfopan and Agfapan over the years. Always a thrill to pop the neg’s on top of a sheet of paper and put a sheet of glass over before exposing the […]


Dark menace

Dark Menace – is part of the new Shadowland collection and was photographed several years ago in Tahiti, just as a rain storm was about to envelop us for a good half an hour. I snapped this one right before the rain started. Dark menace is shown here as a 30 x 45 inch canvas […]


Equinox moment – Walk On Water

I’ve been photographing for magazines all over the world now for more than 25 years and there’s one in particular that has not only got my attention, but also captured my imagination. Not concerned with the usual fare of professional surfing and the industry fed fodder, White Horses magazine relies on a veritable army of […]


Huge 40 foot wave captured in this remarkable image

I’ve been photographing surf since the late 1970’s and in all that time, this was clearly the biggest wave, I ever did shoot. Photographed in march of 2002, we had a very, very big west swell hit the Hawaiian islands and much of the size was marching right past the north shore, due to it’s […]


Banyan Surfer from Shadow land

This is Banyan surfer from the new shadow land collection. Shadow land is a collection based around the theme of shadows and silhouettes. Banyan surfer was photographed in Honolulu, where many magnificent ancient banyan trees can be seen. This picture is available as a custom print or canvas and is shown here as a 30 […]


Vintage style Hawaii – prints and canvas

There’s been a lot of imagery added to the on line print archive recently and some new categories too now like this one: Vintage Style Hawaii, which takes images from the archive and prints them in fine quality black and white with an aged sepia look. Some images here will really take you back. Check […]


Timeless Pipeline Line up – Pipe Arena

The Banzai Pipeline, located on the north shore of Oahu, has a world famous reputation for producing big perfect waves as well as incredible photographs not only of the surfing but also of the wave itself, even the ever changing weather conditions along this shoreline, often dictate when the best photographs occur. In the 15 […]


Add a bit of Pipe Sparkle to your living space.

Pipe Sparkel - canvas art

I photographed this cool image of Pipeline during a surf contest because as many surf photographers who have photographed the place will tell you, it’s just about the only time that you can get photographs of perfect waves without anyone in the picture. This was one of those such moment. Just a big perfect sparkling […]


Dramatic new Triptych canvas: Pipe Clouds

From the new Hawaiian seascapes 2 collection by Sean Davey, this image entitled Pipe Clouds is presented here in triptych Canvas form. Triptych canvas orders can be made at fineart@seandavey.com


Hawaii’an Spinner Dolphins

A pair of Hawaiian spinner dolphins on the island of Oahu, Hawai

folks, I love these little guys. I’ve only had occasion to run into them just a few times over the years. You don’t see them too often here on the north shore, but at certain times of the year they can return sometimes on a daily basis. This particular day, there were dozens and dozens […]


pic of the day: Massive surf at Waimea Bay

Huge surf at Waimea Bay on december the 7th, 2009.

Another image randomly chosen from my surf archives, this is from December the 7th, last year. Waimeawas the biggest, I’ve seen people surf it. Soon after this image, the sun went down right as a new more solid push of the swell occurred, resulting in what was said to be a dozen or so rescues. […]


Leopard Peak

OK folks, time for another random wave, this one coming at you from Gas Chambers, next to Rocky Point , on the north shore of Oahu . I titled this one: “Leopard Peak” because of the leopard skin like pattern in the wave’s foreground. And like most off season days here on the north shore, […]


The cool patterns of nature

Sand Waves on the west coast of Tasmania.

Just thought I’d share a few real basic nature images with you from my collection. I simply like the patterns produced by nature in these three images. I’ve included them in a new series of images that is coming up. These images are a sneak peak. This month, I’m offering a 10% discount on all […]


The Steamroller

I was looking at some pictures from December’s epic Waimea sessions and this image grabbed my eye. I’ve decided to name the print simply as Steamroller. It was just like a steamroller in that it flattened everything that was in it’s path. These were the biggest waves that I’ve seen people surf at Waimea Bay […]


Davey tees snapped up quickly in U.K.

"Welshy" himself modeling a number from the current range.

Folks, I’ve teamed up with my good mate Mark “Welshy” Howard to bring my designs to the United Kingdom surf market and beyond. Mark showed me his latest batch of shirts just tonight on Skype and I’ve got to say that I’m very impressed with the quality. These shirts come in black, white, grey, Karki, […]


Rush Hour – what’s that?

Main Street

Life moves at a pretty slow pace, here on King Island. This image was taken at what would normally be rush hour in most Australian towns. There’s not much of a rush to get stuff done here on King Island. Slow and steady gets the job done.


Hawaiian spinner dolphin pod

Pod of Hawaii'an spinner dolphins

From my underwater black and white series, this one is of a pod of


Poker Eyes

Jamie Obrien - poker face

I’ve been preparing a bunch of images these past few days to enter into the now very prestigious RedBull illume. I know that the competition is going to be very, very intense this year, to win this event, so I’m not by any means, getting my hopes up. Just simply entering what I have and […]


Let’s help out Kehau Sullivan

As many of you know, I’ve been lucky enough to live here on the north shore for the past 12 or so years and during all this time, I’ve been really good mates with Pancho Sullivan and now his wife Hanauni and young family. Pancho and I have been on all kinds of trips to […]


todays picture of the day: Dolphin Pair

Hi everyone, I’ve started a picture of the day with some of my social networking pages. Todays picture is entitled “Dolphin Pair” and is immediately available in a variety of fine art print sizes, by logging onto SurfPhotosArt.com Aloha Sean


One big seven mile swimming pool

Hi everyone, I’ve been back in Hawaii now for several days and have been working feverishly in the office, catching up on everything. The daily postings should now continue unabated. Todays posting is a moment of appreciation for what we have here in Hawaii. A lot of crew bail from here during the summer months […]


Awesome nature moment

This was mid 2007. I was driving past Waimea Bay one morning and I saw a huge pod of Hawaii’an spinner dolphins heading in, so I went home and grabbed my water rig and swam out to try and get some photographs. There was at least 60 of them. It was amazing to hang out […]


New Release: Vintage Style surf T’s and gifts

I’ve had a lot of people ask me over the years if they could buy T’s from me with my pictures, so I looked into it and it seemed kind of hard ask because of the excessive shipping charges from Hawaii, but then I looked into it a bit further and discovered cafe press. I’m […]