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Surf Lifestyle images in Deerfield Beach, Florida

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Recently we were called upon to create impelling lifestyle images with a surf style in mind.  Here are a couple.


Cover shoot for The Atlantic Current Magazine with Noah Flegel

This would be my 7th time shooting with Noah and second time for a cover.  Amazing athlete!  Here are some outtakes and the some from the issue. Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 5.03.51 PM

 


Youth Hockey in South Florida

A private client hired us to cover a local hockey game with her nephew.  These little guys ripped around the ice!  Here are a couple from the hundreds we delivered to them!


Portraits with Keenan and Noah Flegel in South Florida.

Recently I shot Keenan and Noah Flegel, world champs in their respective sports of wake boarding and wake surfing! They both got new sponsors, Noah with Hyperlite wake boards and Nautique Boats and Keenan with a new board!  Here a few of the many shots that were taken!


Recently Published work.

Here are a few places my images appeared recently. On ESPN, Surfline.com, Canadian Press Agency, and recently a cover for the Atlantic Current magazine.


Cover shoot and article for The Atlantic Current magazine

We got our 4th cover for The Atlantic Current Magazine, more than any other publication I have worked with!  It was about my recent trip to Indonesia on traveling there to surf.  We also shot the welcome to summer image campaign.  Here are some tear sheets from the June/July 2013 issue.  The summer image campaign were shot in Deerfield Beach, Florida


Team Polaroid Action Cam Watersports Team

Here are a bunch of images we created with the Team Polaroid Action Cam World Class Wake Athletes.  Polaroid recently introduced a new line of action sports compact cameras.  Capable of shooting 1080p HD video and high quality stills all in a compact cam capable of being mounting on nearly anything to capture all your action moments.  We shot wake boarders Mike Dowdy, Harley Clifford, Noah Flegel and Wake Surfers Keenan Flegel and Jaqualine Fort.  Dean Lavelle also did it all!

 


Published work over the past couple weeks….

Here are a handful of shots where my work has appeared locally and around the world.  Included is a write up with Eastern Surfing Magazine about a wave shot with a flash, images published on EPSN.com, various images published in publications for Fanatic paddleboards and also my interview with a school in the UK about my images appearing in National Geographic!


The Atlantic Current Cover shot and inside article spreads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was fortunate to be assigned to shoot the cover Feb/Mar 2013 issue of the Atlantic Current Magazine, which will be my third cover in a row with them.

Below are a handful of other images and assignments that were ran in the latest issue including FAU baseball, paddleboarding and an article on local surfer Codi Monroy!


ESPN / Xgames.com Ben Hicks Portfolio Review

Apparently I like hues!

 

Here I am speaking in front of the crowd at my third annual Photos 2012 slideshow at Island Water Sports.  Photo credit to Leon Legot!

Espn recently did an interview / portfolio review on my last year of shooting surfing around the world.  Here are some screen shots from the article.


Noah Flegel named to Liquid Force pro team

Jr. World Wakeboard Champ Noah Flegel was recently named to the Liquid Force Pro Team.  Here are some shots of him with his new gear from LF!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fanatic and I wish everyone a happy new year!

Here is a happy new year and merry xmas banner add featuring a shot of mine on Fanatics homepage.


Cover shot for Atlantic Current Magazine – 2 in a row for 2012

The Atlantic Current magazine continues to grow as a prominent South Florida Sports and Lifestyle read.  I was stoked to get the first and now the second straight cover.  This time with Jr. World Champ Wakeboarder Noah Flegel.  Not an easy shot to achieve as I was being dragged about 2 feet behind him on a tube.  I also had a ton of other shots in the mag, here are some tearsheets.  Articles on Tanner Strohmenger, The Flegel Brothers and The ResolversI also created two of the ads in the magazine.


Photoshoot and Marketing Campaign for Barkan Method Hot Yoga

Recently I was asked to shoot an ad campaign that would feature Yoga guru and founder of The Barkan Method Hot Yoga for his two locations in South Florida.  The campaign feature two standing ads in local Malls.  We shot the images at the new Boca location.  I then also created the two ads, one being life size..


3rd Annual 10 FPS Photos 2012

Take a look at the 2012 edition of my 10 Frames Per Second (FPS) video which is a review of the last 12 months of shooting.  Check out more with my 3rd Annual Photo Exhibit at Island Water Sports on Friday January 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. where I will present my most memorable images and describe what it took to get each shot.  Win some cool stuff from Quiksilver and Electric while supporting the local Jr. Surfrider Foundation.


Extreme Family portraits with the Flegels!

 

I often shoot the duo world champion Flegel brothers flying through the air behind a boat but this time, I shot the entire family for the xmas card portrait.  Here are some outtakes!  2 boats, 2 drivers, an assistant, 2 lights and four pretty awesome family members shot in Deerfield Beach, Florida


Tropical Storm Isaac

Tanner Strohmenger punting in South Beach, Miami.

 

Todays tourist attraction on the strip at Fort Lauderdale beach

Skeeter Zimmerman’s patented layback snap in Miami.

 

With Tropical Storm Issac nearly on top of us, it was a struggle to get shots but we pushed on, traveled and made a few happen.  Here are a couple that got published.


Salt Life Marketing photos of Cappy from Indonesia

As I continue to work with providing marketing images for the Salt Life brand they are starting to use the photos throughout the stores, media and merchandise.  Here are a couple of Cappy on an ad and their home page of their website.


2012 World Wakesurf Champ Keenan Flegal Portraits

As I continue to work with the Super brothers of Keenan and Noah Flegel while they dominate their sports, they never cease to amaze me.  Here are some of Keenan the weekend before winning the 2012 World Title.


U.S. Waterski Champioships

Recently I spent the day shooting the U.S. Waterski Championships for SportsPix.  All the images go to potential clients, but here is an example.

Andy Mapple 6 time World Champion.


Jr World Wakeboard Champ Noah Flegel Portaits


Double page spread for Centurian Boats. Keenan Flegel in Wake Journal July 2012


Miami SUP guide for SUP Time Magazine in Europe

We wrote the entire article on Paddleboarding in Miami and also provided  all the images for this article that was run in Europe recently.


Indonesia Photo trip April 2012 – Mentawai Islands about the Indies Trader 3

I was asked to cover 8 guys on a surfing trip of their lives aboard the Indies Trader 3 throughout the Mentawai Islands over the course of 12 days.  Adventure is not even the word.  Chasing waves with the best boats and technology available….. in the best place in the world is an experience I wanted to share.  So I did, everyday on my blog partnership with www.Slavetothewave.com!  I had a series of blogs where I wrote and posted photos of everyday and the people, waves and experiences we encountered.  You can see them all here www.slavetothewave.com/ben-hicks/

Here are some of my favorite images from the trip.