Recently we were called upon to create impelling lifestyle images with a surf style in mind. Here are a couple.
Every summer we photograph hundreds of kids at Surf Camp. Here are a couple from Living Water Surf School in Pompano Beach, Florida from the first couple weeks. We take a photo of each kid surfing and also a group shot of the camp every week for 11 weeks!
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.
Local surf freak Cappy and I link up for a Who da guy feature in the latest ESM Aug 2013 issue.
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
For the second year in a row I was asked to document a trip through the Mentawai Islands of Indonesia of the coast of Sumatra for a group of surfers from around the world. We ventured out on a 12 day trip on the Indies Trader 3 boat with legendary captain Martin Daly and his experienced crew. We scored perfect pumping waves the entire trip. We shot half the time in the water and half out in the boats and skis. Below are some of my favorite images of the trip!
The past couple years Compound Boardshop in Sarasota, FL have put on an invite only photo show from a few West Coast FL surf photographers. Since I grew up in Venice, Florida I have been graciously invited and happy to display my work and raise money for an awesome orphanage in Tapachula, Mexico. Compound have done numerous events, trips and various fund raisers all to help out Mision Mexico over the past 4 years. This year they invited me to travel down to Mexico and do a photo workshop with the kids. My fans donated over 10 digital cameras for me to take down to the orphanage! Awesome!!!! We were there for 5 days and what a blast it was working with the kids and seeing their minds light up with creativity! We even got to go surf with them! We then took a handful of images the kids took and auctioned them off at this years fundraiser! What a great experience to be a part of! Here are some of the images from the trip and the kids!
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.
Hurricane Sandy literally created a huge stir in many ways around the Atlantic. Here are some images that were shot, ran, involved in, published, etc….
Featured cover image on the home page of Surfline.com
Contents page of Dec issue of ESM magazine. Aerial of Deerfield Beach.
Main image for all marketing for The Deerfield Beach Surf Festival to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims.
IWS T-shirt. Sales to benefit Sandy Victims.
A new mag has emerged in South Florida called The Atlantic Current. Many images of mine were chosen for the inside of the mag including the cover. Here are some screen shots…
Here are couple shots from our favorite non profit we support making their 2012 14 tour stop at Juno Beach Florida.
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.
Recently we were asked to create a website, flyers and marketing materials for Boca Surf Camp. All imagery, backgrounds, and portraits were also shot by us.
Surfing Florida History Exhibition opens in Boca Raton at the FAU University Galleries. Check out Eastern Surfing Magazine’s pre coverage of the event with a photo gallery by yours truly!
Recently Eastern Surfing Magazine enlisted me to get some shots for the upcoming gallery opening of Surfing Florida Exhibition at Florida Atlantic University. Using a handful of shots for the pre coverage of the event online, there will also be pre coverage in their print issue this month. Check out the live article HERE.
A couple images from this weird winter were ran on Surfline.com including from what I recall as the first empty inside out barrel shot of Delray Public Beach and Tanner Strohmenger inside the hook! Check out the live article here East Coast winter-in-review
Some new stuff on World Champ Keenan Flegel’s board sponsor Inland Surfer website. http://inlandsurfer.com/boards/12/keenan.htm