HANDMADE SERIES: READY TO HANG
Surfer: Craig Anderson
I shot this image of Craig Anderson in Tahiti while working on a film project with Taylor Steele. Eventually named "This Time Tomorrow," we traveled over 17,000 miles over a period of seven days, chasing a south swell from Tahiti to Alaska.
This shot was taken on our last morning in Tahiti. We went to a reef pass where the water was unbelievably clear and the winds were dead. In terms of shooting, it was perfect for an underwater pass-by.
Underwater photography is tricky, because it's often hard to tell if what you see will translate to the image being captured in camera. For this moment, I sat behind the wave and waited for Craig to pass over me, all while attempting to cause the least amount of distortion of the wave and a trail behind me that can be caused from swim fins.
When I took this shot, Craig was about three feet away from me, and about two feet above razor sharp coral...
Tahitian Noir - Sunset Orange
30" x 20"
Ready to hang