It all started when…
You might think I was one of those kids that learnt to surf before he could walk, but i was actually terrified of the water for much of my childhood, in fact this is why I picked up a camera in the first place. My friends were doing things in the ocean that terrified me, yet I didn’t want to miss out on all the fun. With a camera, I could be involved, yet stay out of the firing line (for the most part)
One thing led to another, and eventually these adventures became all consuming and led to travel around the world, and a willingness to step ever closer to harms way in the interest of capturing something unique (it all seemed like fun and games at the time though) - things like waterproofing a studio flash system, attaching it to a jetski and waiting for the biggest swells we could find before entering the water in pitch darkness. I love the challenge, and the process of dreaming up these concepts and working to bring them to fruition, which is what eventually led me to filmmaking, a process as grand or as elaborate as you let it become.
Despite shooting many different things now - days out in the elements with camera in hand can’t be beaten.
I’ve got the following gear, also available for dry hire or tech/setup,
RED Gemini 5K + DSMC2 Underwater Housing (can also support Monstro and Helium 8K)
Panasonic EVA-1 + Surf Housing
Sony A7III + Surf Housing
.. plus an Alexa LF Mini housing in the works.
All systems have director monitor options, and a number of lens options.