I have been a huge fan of karl Mackies photography for a while now, his work forming the basis of my inspiration for my previous shoot with otter surfboards. I have decided to look at his work a second time and post it here in prep for my shoot tomorrow down at Gylly beach, Falmouth ….Part of my project is to capture isolation and for me i was instantly drawn back to the sea and thinking about the possibilities to shoot there…when i really thought about it Isolation is a key aspect of a ‘first light’ surf and surfing in general …although you are part of a community you are also isolated to yourself and your board when in the water as a very personal thing and so i thought it would be an interesting angle to approach this section of my project.

I have decided to take this shoot a bit further and have managed to get hold of an underwater 35mm film camera to capture the paddle out and to remove worry when shooting down at the shoreline….pretty excited to get shooting!