Faith in the Reef – Eastern Surf Magazine

I’m happy to share the opening spread to the article I wrote and photographed in this month’s Eastern Surf Magazine. I also shot a short clip while in Tahiti which can be seen here (turn HD on):

An excerpt:

The underwater world of the South Pacific amazes. Fluorescent colored fish dart over the hard, sharp coral. Long period swells here seem to move the entire ocean. The sea taps the reef, the exploding sound of the lip cracking; the impact zone comprised of turbulent whitewater. This wave is an anomaly. Cobalt blue water as clear as air stretches into the deep. The crip green mountains provide a natural arena and serve as the most majestic sight imaginable. This composition, your view looking out as the tube’s margin flares. Front lit, colorful and barreling. An obvious facade for the true nature of this unforgiving, backless grower of a slab.

tography. travel photographer. editorial photographer. ryan struck. jonathan mincher, rob brown, pj raia. josie graves. tahiti. pacific ocean. tropical. destination. travel. tourism. surfing. teahupoo. chopes. surf. big waves.

About Ryan Struck

I am a self-taught Brooklyn based photographer. Earning a BA in History allowed me to investigate the things that have occurred in the world of which I knew nothing about. In that same spirit, photography allows me to be curious about the world and what surrounds us. I enjoy saving poignant moments through a visual medium, documenting lifestyle often fulfills this need quite nicely. I love what I do. When not at home shooting I can be found traveling in search of surf and inspiring natural lighting. My desire to capture images that help viewers imagine the instant the shutter clicked fuels my passion to combine beautiful light, people and places.
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