Author: thankyousurfing

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Local Lens: Deborah Clark

Photograph hard, die free. Biography Name: Deborah Clark Age:  N/A Occupation: Professional student and teacher of theatre, English, creative writing, in high school and university—now permanently en vacances. Hometown: Hollywood, Florida Current town:  Hollywood, Florida Interview Do you surf? Trying. Favorite thing about shooting? Honoring the magic our local surf community creates. Least favorite thing about shooting? Paucity of good…

Local Lens: John Landers

Be kind, but be fierce. – Winston Churchill Biography Name: John Landers Age:  Fiftysomething. Occupation: Recovering fashion photographer. Hometown: Hollywood, Florida. Current town:  Hollywood, Florida. Interview Do you surf? I’m learning! Favorite thing about shooting? I love the positive energy. I also love working together with my wife (photographer Deborah Clark), being at the beach, and meeting awesome people. It’s…

Local Lens: Chris Nissen

Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is. Biography Name: Chris Nissen Age:  21 Occupation: Pizza delivery driver Hometown: Toms River, NJ Current town:  Toms River, NJ  Interview Do you surf? No Favorite thing about shooting? Watching a surfer getting tubed. Least favorite thing about shooting? When work gets in the way of me shooting Shooting…

Local Lens: James Knill

Work hard, play hard and be kind to others. Biography Name: James Knill Age:  40 Occupation: Fine Artist Hometown: Palm Beach County, FL Current town:  Boynton Beach, FL Interview Do you surf? Yes Favorite thing about shooting? Firing the shutter. Least favorite thing about shooting? Mosquitoes at sunset. Shooting set-up? Nikon D3300, Nikkor lenses 15-55mm and 55-200mm and a circular…

Local Lens: Will Vogt

Good vibes always Biography Name: Will Vogt Age:  25 Occupation: Sales Hometown: Stratham, New Hampshire Current town:  Neptune Beach, Florida Interview Do you surf? Yeah! Favorite thing about shooting? When people appreciate my work Least favorite thing about shooting? I’m not surfing! Shooting set-up? Sony How can the surf community help you? Sharing my work with others! Best day ever?…

Local Lens: Mario Andre Romero

A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed. – Ansel Adams Biography Name: Mario Andre Romero Age:  26 Occupation: Project Manager Hometown: Guayaquil, Ecuador Current town:  Charleston, SC Interview Do you surf? Hell, yeah! Favorite thing about shooting? People’s reaction after they see a good one. Least favorite…