Reilly Stone – Addicted to the Glide

I’m happy to share a short film I shot and directed in Santa Cruz about a longboarder named Reilly Stone. I’ve been hanging with the Stone family for a few years now; staying with them in Northern California is usually the highlight of my time in the Golden State. In February I flew to the West Coast to escape the cold winter of New York and make some personal work in film. I’ve told a bit of Reilly’s story through still images and writing, and I thought it was time to make a video showing his surfing prowess, but to also give viewers a feel for who he is as a person.

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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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One Response to Reilly Stone – Addicted to the Glide

  1. This video feels so inspiring. It’s cerebral and personifies a glide-like essence in every shot. The music is perfectly selected.
    Love how the camera angle moves as the wave passes and the sun, Sky and light blur through. It’s a powerful video, top shelf all the way through. And those opening credits with the waves covering them as they slide through is fantastic! Requires true vision through the whole process. Great work Ryan!

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