A couple of months ago, I wrote about my day spent bouncing off the reefs offshore in Waikiki. Now that the work is published, it is possible to reveal the mission and showcase the image selected by the assigning photo-editor.
Via Magazine, published in Northern California, Utah & elsewhere, sent me to Oahu to capture the action at the world renown surf school run by former world touring pro surfer Hans Hedeman. Hans was just reaching his prime back in the days when I was surfing on the East Coast prior to relocating to the islands and getting to meet him during the shoot day was an unexpected bonus thrill.
The goal of the shoot was to capture a dramatic image illustrating the surf lifestyle in a coastal city/urban environment, in this case - Honolulu.
A great day was enjoyed in the warm, clear waters of Waikiki... almost 8 hours in the brine as I worked the various surf lesson groups throughout the day. The image above was selected for publication.