Hey welcome and thanks for checking out the revamped photo blog! The internet is a great resource for photographers and creatives in that it is 100 times easier to share your work with the masses than it was 20 years ago. That’s what I keep hearing anyway (I believe it 100%). In that regard, it may be easy to get lost in this digital sea of pixels. Every individual with a cellphone camera is becoming a photographer of sorts. We see images from Flickr, Facebook and Twitter on a daily basis. My favorite images are usually from National Geographic. If you are paying attention or even remotely interested, photography can be hard to follow.
Admittedly TheNewSurf.com spawned from a bit of frustration I had with my own images. I look back now and am really thankful that my crumby photos were rightfully not used. My dot com word play has probably been the most appropriate name I’ve given anything. To help you gauge my creativity in that area, I named my cat, Kitty. The New Surf.com was born in November 2009 and I joined Facebook a few months later specifically to promote the blog. I’ve learned surf photography is not just about being published (though it is pretty exciting when you are). You have to love doing it. It sounds cliche but I have come to realize it as truth. I enjoy creating for myself but I also love seeing other’s work just about as much. I’ve also realized I just plain ol’ love photography.
Turns out this website actually got checked and people were paying attention. I will continue to show my vision in drips and drabs here and there, mostly in a visual way. The photos, as you can see, are now displayed HUGE. It’s refreshing to me and I am excited again to share what I’ve been shooting. I’ll get weird more often then not, but there will be plenty for everyone. Colored. BlackandWhite. Inverted. Surf. People. Details. Action. Lifestyle. Water. Landscape. Bottom line: this website is about my vision, and I think I’m ok with that now 🙂
Whether you check often or this is your first visit, thank you for having a look. If you are interested in more, keep an eye out for the launch of the new RyanStruck.com portfolio site coming in April.
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