These photos are from a shoot with Leah Sausen and her new board, a 9’0″ high performance longboard shaped by Papa Sau.
Continuing the story with Leah Sausen, here she tests water at Kalihiwai Beach in Kauai. Sausen is a volunteer for the Surfrider Blue Water Task Force, a water quality testing program. These photos were taken for a story about her that will appear in Free Surf Magazine.
The samples from around Kauai are tested for a variety of bacteria and the data is passed on to the County of Kauai and the Hawaii Department of Health.
On an assignment yesterday using a GoPro and this happens, spontaneous combustion.
Or the illusion of it.
A drop of water on the lens backlit turns into a board on fire.
Sometimes the hard thing is to accept the mistakes and then remember them when you want to reproduce it.
Make the mistakes and cultivate the ones that sit well with you.
Helen Grymaloski from Ontario, Canada, currently has an exhibit of her photos on display at the Dryden Regional Arts Council March 18 to April 6, 2013.
During her stay, Helen took a photo workshop with me and we spent a couple days photographing the island. We had a blast and you can see more about the workshop in my previous blog posts:
For more information about the exhibit check out this article.
I really appreciate the recognition this week from the Photoshelter Jumpstart Your Photo Business Contest. I was named as one of the Silver Award winners, along with one of my past students Aaron Schmidt. Aaron is an amazing shooter and documentary filmmaker.
Going back into full-time freelance work late last year from teaching visual journalism at Brooks Institute is an exciting adventure right now and creating community is such a big part of the business model.
Thank you to the folks at Photoshelter!
Mark Sausen shapes boards for surfers to enjoy the experience of surfing.
He is located on the North Shore of Kauai, Papa Sau Custom Surfboard Design .