With the amount of media coverage pledged to the various extreme sports, it’s apparent that just about anyone can appreciate their beauty. There’s just something about a skateboarder effortlessly flicking his board into a frenzy or a BMX rider flipping himself around into a furious cyclone that sparks inspiration and awe.
Even to the layman, it’s quite easy to picture a photographer grabbing an angle from the sidelines and grabbing their shots (or using something like a GoPro) but the same can’t really be said surf. If you’ve picked up a surf magazine or even seen a surfer featured in promotional material you’ll know that the shots some photographers manage to grab almost seem to be performed by magic.
Luckily, for those wondering just how surf photographers pull of what they do a new two part documentary on just that has hit the web. Dubbed Momentum, this documentary follows famed surf photographer Zak Noyle on his daily challenges. The documentary covers everything from what underwater camera gear he uses to exactly how he positions himself in the water to get the perfect shot.
Regardless of whether or not you’re a surf fan, Momentum is a roughly 30 minute long documentary put together by Redbull that you won’t want to miss. Following Noyle on his journey as a surf photographer to some of the most exotic locations in the world is a real trip. Buried beneath this awe inspiring footage is a rare glimpse into the life of a photographer who pursued less than conventional means and managed to come out on top.
Be sure to check it out and let us know what you think.