Posts Tagged ‘B&W’

The mystique of black and white.

A relaxing longboarding wave at Bilgol Beach, Sydney.

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 - canvas art

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 [...]


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

Mark Richards speed blur at Tamarama, Sydney, mid 80's

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 [...]


Equinox moment – Walk On Water

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 [...]


Banyan Surfer

Banyan Surfer 24 x 40 inch canvas

This is a fairly recent creation that has already picked up a fair bit of attention and a few sales. I was moved to photograph this picture of a Banyan tree in Honolulu one afternoon. So many roots growing around the outside of this tree gave it a very unusual look, which in turn inspired [...]


Vintage style Hawaii – prints and canvas

Vintage style 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

Pipe Arena  20 x 40 inch canvas gallery wrap with deluxe 1.5 inch edge.

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 [...]


The Pipeline book by Surfline

Kelly Slater claiming his 6th world title at Pipeline, 1996

Surfline recently published a large coffee table book, simply called “The Pipeline”. It’s an amazing 200 page package that covers everything Pipeline, ranging from the old days right through just about every major moment, ever captured there. The place has a much more colorful past than most surf destinations and it thoroughly is deserving of [...]


Leopard Peak

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 Steamroller

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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 [...]


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.


Happy Hawaii’ans

Happy Hawaiians, Alihi Beach, Haleiwa

It was around 1993 and I was at my first Hawaiian pro surfing event at Haleiwa and I happened to see this trio of laughing Hawaii’an groms cruise past. I just had to get a photo of these guys. It’s still today one of my favourite “by chance” portraits. These guys have now all grown [...]


One big seven mile swimming pool

This school of fish was truly mesmerizing.

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

Hawaiian spinner dolphins at Waimea Bay, north shore

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

"Tower 25" - Tote Bag

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 [...]