The above image was used for the global campaign of Kelly Slater for Quiksilver  by Todd Glaser.  

A lot of surf photography as similar to snowboard and skate photography starts to look the same to me.  A shot of a barrel from the inside looking out to the sun, a guy punting above the lip, an empty lineup shot, etc starts to blend all together and becomes “surf porn.”  

This image above does not fall into that catagorey, as its a moment of Kelly not in action but of him showing his love and stoke for that wave that passed, a truly non selfish moment.  These type of images are not often ran especially in advertising and are often looked over and passed on.  I was really hyped to see this documented and pushed by Glaser as I think its a very strong authentic image of one of the worlds best.  

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  1. kamilbialous reblogged this from nomadda and added:
    Very well said Mr. Cole.
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