Born to be Wild!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI haven’t been on a motor cycle in years. Today, we rented two small bikes and took off. I had so much fun. However, when the moto man showed up, he threw the keys to Bradley with a few words, such as, the gears are five down. Then it was my turn, and he proceeded to tell me about accidents-don’t use the front brake-he’d hate to see me lay the bike down, etc.. He gave me a CRASH course in riding and then he said good-bye. At the end of that talk -I could have run screaming-I’m going to die. But instead, I simply reminded myself that I was Born to be Wild.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe scouted the neighborhood.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThen, we went to a point break, called Lance’s Left, where I was advised to hire Eddie. So, this young man became my first body-guard. The girl behind him on the rock looked like she needed her body protected more than I did. We both had cameras. Maybe she knows karate!

And all the while Bradley was catching waves.IMG_0092Like a true nature child

I was born

born to be wild

I can fly so high

I’m never gonna die


Surf 101

I’ve just spent five weeks of my life, in the hot sun, every morning, capturing the moments of children, on their summer vacations, learning to surf.

IMG_6100Kids from the first week. They didn’t really like getting their picture taken, but I’m glad I got this shot. I think this could be a poster for a Disney Surf Movie. Continue reading Surf 101

Dear Journal

Dear Journal,

I have been working; photographing the cutest surfers ever.

IMG_8157 IMG_8145IMG_8205I told you.

I just completed the third week of surf camp. I have the simple job of creating photo packages for the parents, who purchased, The Super~ Secondhand Surfer~ Photo Package. I have a quota of pics, that I promised. And, of course, I want them to be good.

There is an easier way to do this, and I am working on that.

As far as suiting up and showing up, I might as well be working for Surf Magazine; the energy that I put into this.

It’s very exciting, to watch the kids learn about the ocean, surfing and just having fun in general.

Unfortunately, we had two days with a heat index over 105 degrees.

Luckily for me, I own an O’Neil, broad brimmed, straw hat, with a lining. It’s like wearing an umbrella, on my

I sometimes get in the water with an Olympus TG-2.   I have to switch hats for that. When in the water I rely on my black Local, Pipeline ball cap.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe pictures I’m getting are fun.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I’m having a problem with that camera. I have to ship it back to Amazon, for an exchange.

Such is the life of a surf photographer.

Journal, I just wanted to report in.

It’s all good.

Artist Update

Pablo Picasso‘s most famous quote is ~ Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is Preston. He’s from Tennessee.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOwenOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAdamOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Group

Secondhand Surfer is the photographer for the Pipeline Slammin Summer Surf Camp.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANick


Photography + Surf Camp = Problem Solved