Tuesday, December 8, 2009
7 December, 2009 : - - Waimea Bay, Hawaii - Huge waves are pulsing through Waimea Bay . Invitees and Alternates of The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau, fueled by Monster Energy, are putting on an incredible afternoon display. A 30-foot-plus set just closed out at the Bay.
Surfer Tom Carroll, was the first casualty today. As he dropped into a wave, the full power of the lip crashed down, compressing him and tearing apart his ankle. He left the beach in an ambulance and was bitterly disappointed he will not be surfing again this year.
I will Shoot tomorrow from the Bay.
Monday, October 26, 2009
PHOTOS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM MY WEBSITE!! Double click on photos to add to cart and purchase via PayPal. More purchase and printing options coming soon... surfographie.com
PRIVATE PHOTO SESSIONS - surf, portrait, events - contact me via email for scheduling...
REPRESENTING HAWAII DISTRIBUTION OF LIQUIDEYE WATER HOUSING SYSTEM - VARIOUS MODELS AVAILABLE FOR DEMO (for all Canon & Nikon SLRs)... contact me for details...or go to the website , liquideye-whs.com
(surf photography hawaii, waves, water sports, mountain bike, stand-up paddle, bodyboarding, longboarding, B&W, landscapes, portait, event/contest photography)
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Offering a comprehensive combination of speed, accuracy and image quality, the EOS-1D Mark IV is the perfect choice for professional photographers and subjects on the move. With a completely redesigned 45-point AF system including 39 cross-type points, a new AI Servo II AF focus tracking system with improved algorithm combined with 10 fps continuous shooting, the EOS-1D Mark IV can handle even high-speed situations with ease. An APS-H sized 16.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors, a spectacular ISO range of 100 - 12800 (up to 102400 in H3 mode) with an advanced noise reduction system helps ensure sharp, low-noise images even in low-light situations. Add advanced Live View shooting, Full HD movie recording with selectable frame rates and manual exposure control plus a host of new features that enhance every facet of the shooting process. The EOS-1D Mark IV is the choice of professionals looking for the ultimate in SLR performance.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Tim is one the best surf photographer in the world and has been using liquideye water housing for a long time.
Leading figure in action sport photography, Tim McKenna has become recognized as one of the best outdoor photographers in the world, inspiring his generation by revealing the sheer beauty of the elements through images capturing the most spectacular sporting performances in extraordinary settings.
His work, has appeared in countless publications and advertising campaigns, product of twenty years of travel across the globe, often pioneering new destinations.
Born in Sydney in 1968, close to Australia’s famous surfing beaches, Tim grew up on the Atlantic coast of S.W. France before returning to Australia in 1986 where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queensland University.
His University degree completed, he decided to focus on photography having in his spare time, developed his technique and submitted his first photos. Surfing Life in Australia and Surf Session in France were the first to believe in his potential.
In 1990, the European sportswear company Oxbow took him on and triggered his interest in the other extreme 'fun' sports. Over a period of ten years, he produced more than 60 % of the famous glossy catalogs.
With the rise in popularity of surf and its related ‘riding sports’ (sports de glisse) Tim soon became a top extreme sports and sportswear photographer and then found himself pioneering new heli,-snowboard and ski destinations, France, Alaska, Caucasus, Kamchatka, Uzbekistan, or arid desert for motocross. Over the following years he was able to photograph top sportsmen worldwide in the most beautiful natural settings.
His first visit to French Polynesia in 1996 resulted in love at first sight. The luxuriant beauty of the landscape, the richness of the culture combined with the charm of the people and perfect waves all year round made him finally decide to settle therewith his family. He is now based on the island of Tahiti.
His photographic library reflects his travels and passions over the past twenty years, covering extreme sports, tourism & travel, fashion, nature, flora & fauna, landscapes, aerial & underwater.
Capturing the grace and the power of nature is his main goal but it is the poetic note infused into his imagery that has made him a leading figure in sports and travel photography. He is constantly searching for those elusive glimpses of perfection when nature reveals its force and beauty, reminding us of the rare, fragile state of our environment.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Born in 1970, Jerome started windsurfing at 13. A few years later, the first signs of a future in photography started to appear as Jerome began making pictures of his windsurfing peers, " just for fun". Who would of thought that he would later make it his life.
In 1989, Jerome enrolls into a 3-year program at a photography school in Paris. It is there that he discovers the many possibilities and aspects of work as a photographer. Alas, the ocean is far a distance from Paris and his first windsurfing assignments are limited to the Paris-Bercy Indoor. These would be his first photos printed in his favorite magazine, WIND.
With a major in promotions, in 1992, Jerome is offered a unique opportunity to work as a reporter for the "securite civile", France's rescues operations including firemen,aerial rescues on the ocean, in the mountains, the Canadairs, forest fires and earth quakes. He spends three years in this rough but passionate field of work where one must master control over one's emotions. Strong images and a connection with men devoted to serve others was an unforgettable and marking experience.
But his passion still alive, etched deep in his soul, Jerome is drawn to "La Torche" in October 1994 for a Wold Cup Event. Meeting all the pro windsurfers pushes him over the edge as he decides to invest and follow this niche of photography all the way. Ten days later, Jerome is off to Hawaii for the Aloha classic, the last event of the pro circuit. This trip marks the decision: October 1995, Jerome quits the "Securite Civile", to put his dream to work.
Training in the powerful waves of Hookipa was not easy, to say the least. There were a few harry experiences as Jerome made his first watershots. All the hard work and tribulations in the waves finally pay off when Jerome gets his first photos published a few months later.
Today, Specializing in windsurfing photography, Jerome works with all the top professionals in the world to share with you their best sessions, their most radical moves and biggest wipeouts. His time is spent between Hawaii, other further more exotic locations and a few French Championship events (the AFW), and of course, Barfleur, his own little paradise.
His enthusiasm and passion still existent today, Jerome can often be spotted on the water riding the waves with his friends.
Thanks to Jerome for all the good tips about photography.
Go see his work @:
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Kazuma students take top honors in the Quiksilver Jr Pro at kewalo's. Past kazuma rider Albee Layer won the event with a perfect 10 ride taking home the $2000.00 check. Billy Kemper and Granger Larson placed equal 3rd. Matt Meola and Tanner Hendrickson placed equal 5th. Impressive results from the Maui Boys and this shows the dominating success of the Kazuma training program.
Vladimir Bozar 'n' ze Sheraf Orkestar "Universal Sprache" (CD)
"In 2003, some musicians of the french tribute band to Franck Zappa called "The Children of invention" decided to create a new band playing his own music. The Sheraf project was borning...
Firstily, this project was an instrumental band and when firsts songs were created, sheraf musicians wanted a singer. Pedral took the place of the dumb/mouth-noising/cartoon singer in 2004. Vladimir Bozar did his first gig when the children of invention did the last.
Vladimir Bozar is just an imaginary king of absurdity. Sheraf is coming from a cult comic movie called "La classe américaine" (American stylish).
Metal, punk, classical music, jazz, movie sound, Tzigane music, electronic, are mixed to the guitare, violin, trumpet and especially a voice coming from Hell...
In 2008, when Vladimir Bozar decided to record his first album, Pedral remembered about his discussion with Tim Smolens and his way to record and mix an album. Tim Smolens and Jason Schimmel was ok to mixed for this album. In may 2008, Pedral and Mina went to the Estradasphere studio in Seattle and worked on "Universal Sprache" with Estradasphere musicians.
Timb Harris from Estradasphere and Secret Chiefs 3 helped a lot for his mix and did some trumpet overdub. Tim recorded some double bass and vocals, Jason some mandolin, and others very sympathic musicians Trumbon and Flute...
Vladimir Bozar 'n' ze Sheraf Orkestär is now working on a new tour for 2009 and will have the french magazine ELEGY as main partner. The band provides to go tour through Europe and would like to organise a tour in USA and would love to export his music to Japan."
Ha! 'American Stylish' indeed...
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Created at the beginning by a professional photographer who wished to have gear totally adapted to his needs and his necessities.
This photographer, Philippe Chevodian, become the special designer of Liquid Eye. His trips around the world in search of new waves, lead him to always try to reduce his equipment and it is natural that the concept of our housings is influenced by those choices.
Thus, our production is essentially centered on weight and volume earnings, primeval factors in action photography.
Our products are conceived and designed by professional photographers. That is the key of our success.In order to acquire the best possible outputs, we use state of the art of composites products and the techniques called “sandwich”, the same techniques are used in aeronautic industries and racing constructions (formula 1, Indy cars, etc.).
Epoxy resin, stronger and with a longer lifespan, has been preferred, to classical polyester resins.
Fiber compounds are, for the main part : fiberglass, carbon glass and some parts are Kevlar reinforced for a better tearing resistance.
Liquid Eye has chosen to adopt an optional system, totally new.
By opting for such a system we took the option of offering to our customers a larger price range, which allows us to propose more affordable prices for the basics models but without compromising any of the technical advantages that make the reputation of our products.
Several front plates are available and reserved spots allow additional controls. Thus, step by step, the photographer can improve the possibilities of his housing.
The pistol grip
The original Liquid Eye pistol grip is totally unique. Supplied on all the SLR housing it is fully removable. This solution presents the double advantage of reducing the volume for easy carrying and allows different accessories such as pole or remote control plate.
The “ILS” system provided on those handles is also an exclusivity of Liquid Eye. Not a single hole goes through the housing wall avoiding any leaking problems.
The push button gets double step sensitivity. It is the only two-in-one control available on the splash housing market. The first position controls the AF function and the second, the shutter release.
By the special HC screw located on the back of the pistol grip, it is also possible to tune the sensitivity of the AF position control.
The front plates
As indicated above, there are different models of front plates.
The basic front plate (ref. BF-al/s), the cheaper one, is made out of acrylic sheet. It can fit lenses such as 24 mm f2,8 until 50 mm f1,8. A slightly longer model (ref. BF-al/l) is also available, designed for small and medium tele-lenses such as 85 mm, 100 mm or 200 mm.
Thanks to its exclusive technique of extension rings, the very latest baptized “one screw system (2)” that equips the composite fiber plates pushes once again the frontiers of water photography. With only one front plate, you will be able to mount Canon® lenses from the 15 mm fish eye until the 300 mm f4!
An ingenious gearing system facilitates the use of the zoom control for most of the brand models