Andy 'Disco' Jones is a ride anything and everything kind of surfer, from knee-high peelers on a longboard to death-defying slabs on a twin fin. This is part of the reason I love shooting with him, he's always up for anything. Since all the local beaches have been shot a million times over, we were looking for something new the day this photo was taken. After a long drive and a short hike, we stumbled upon a novelty point break for Andy to test his luck. Almost every great lifestyle image I've taken was before or after a sub-par surf with lacklustre conditions, this afternoon was no different. As Andy left the water and I began walking toward the shoreline to discuss our options, I saw it. In that mere split-second of coming toward each other on the beach, I saw this abstract reflection of Andy below. I quickly yelled, "STOP!" He must have thought there was some wildlife around because, in the time of his utter confusion, I adjusted myself accordingly to create this composition.
The wait is over and we can finally share the first new images of this year's Red Bull Illume Image Quest! Every week, we announce the semi-finalists of a different category, so stay tuned for more mind-blowing images.