Monday, August 3, 2009

New York City Surfing

Hey everyone, just finished my last trip down to NYC to shoot a series on surfing. The surfers I met were an incredibly dedicated bunch and were at first almost tentative to be shot. There has been a lot of media attention lately about the surfing scene in the city and once empty surf breaks are becoming over-crowded with newcomers. The locals are a hardy group but are very warm-hearted once you get to know them. I definitely made some amazing friends from this experience and even shared some great waves! Here are a few shots, any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

6 comments:

Cam said...

try to bring the sky in on the images in the water.. i want to see epic clouds.

Bek said...

Workin the fisheye! :D

I think these are all interesting, save for the one of the surfers in the water. That top one of the deserted boardwalk is fantastic...

I like that you didn't include any shots of them actually surfing, for some reason. It feels much more about the social aspect this way, and that makes it more your own.

Nice :)

Megan Sullivan said...

thanks! yeah im still trying to decide which images to include and which to not. editing is soooo hard and time consuming. almost more difficult then actually taking the picture

Kelly Gorham said...

I love these photos. I have to disagree about the clouds. I prefer the high key look with no detail in the sky.

Ian van Coller said...

Actually, I enjoy the simplicity of the surfers bobbing on the water. Very minimal and clean.

Megan E Thompson said...

I was also going to say the bobbing surfers is my favorite. I like the graphic quality a lot.