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I can think of few art forms that are more valuable to me than Surf Photography. It has shaped my life and continues to do so daily. It is perhaps the most difficult and underpaid way to make a living with a camera. Two photographer’s whose work has influenced, provoked, and inspired me most are Aaron Chang & Morgan Maassen. Aaron represents the old guard, the pioneer, and the trailblazer of the digital revolution. Morgan, on the other hand represents the youth, fast pace and perhaps some of the glamour that comes with modern surf stardom. He, too is a trailblazer but of this modern era of social media that we are currently experiencing. Both their stories share many parallels, but none more significant than their intense love and passion for this sport of surfing. In this episode we discuss the art & business of surf photography.
AARON CHANG – AaronChang.com
Surf Splendor Host David Scales with Aaron Chang in his gallery in Solana Beach.
Surfing Magazine poster pullout of Doug Brown at Pipeline by Aaron Chang.
Witch’s Rock in Costa Rica from David’s T-shirt.
Kelly Slater with a young Makua Rothman on the beach at Backdoor.
Follow Aaron Chang on Instagram
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MORGAN MAASSEN – MorganMaassen.com
Host David Scales with photographer Morgan Maassen
The first image that David recalls seeing of Morgan’s. Trevor Gordon in the South Pacific.
Follow Morgan’s Dog on Instagram @Hamlyfe
Follow Morgan on Instagram
Follow Morgan on Facebook
THE FOLLOW THE LIGHT FOUNDATION – FollowTheLightFoundation.org
Seth de Roulet
Trevor Moran (This year’s winner)