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Surfers for Autism – Stuart, Florida

One of our favorite Non-Profit organizations we like to give back to is Surfers for Autism!  Here are a few images from the event in Stuart, Florida on May 30!


Shooting our favorite Non-Profit Surfers for Autism in Deerfield Beach, Florida!

One of our favorite Non-Profit charities kicked off their US tour in Deerfield Beach, Florida on April 26, 2014.  Ben had another Art show the same day so he was only there to cover the event in the morning.  Here are a few!


Covershoot with Paddleboard superstar Lacie Flynn for the Atlantic Current Magazine!

Recently the Atlantic Current contacted us to shoot another cover being my 5th for the magazine.  Here are some outtakes from the shoot!

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On assignment shooting World Boxing Light Heavyweight Champ Adonis “Superman” Stevenson

Recently QMI press Agency in Canada hired us to cover a workout with the champ in Boca Raton at a local gym he was training at.  We shot a little video and a bunch of stills while he worked out with his legendary trainer Javan “Sugar” Hill.  We also had 5 minutes to do some portraits with him as well!


On assignment in the Mentawai Islands of Indonesia – Surf Photo trip

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!


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!


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.


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


Atlantic Current Cover and spreads

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…


Covering Hurricane Lesile through the Bahamas

Recently I was hired on a trip to chase the waves of Hurricane Leslie in the Atlantic Ocean.  We took a flight to Eleuthera, Bahamas start the chase all over the island for 5 days.  You can read more each days stories here:  http://slavetothewave.com/ben%20hicks/

Scroll to the posts labeled Bahamas.

Also below are some of the published images from the trip so far in different publications.


Nicaragua Surf photo trip: Aug 2012

Traveling to Nicaragua my second time this year keeps me on my toes to create new and interesting angles for the riders and their sponsors.  Here are a few….

You also read about the entire trip in my blog series on www.SlavetotheWave.com   http://slavetothewave.com/category/photographers/ben-hicks/

 


New Lifestyle image campaign with Salt Life brand

Recently Salt Life purchased a handful of images for use in their in house ad campaigns.  Look for them at their retail stores.  They will be featuring their team rider Cappy that I recently shot on a trip to Indonesia.  Here are two images below that have been featured thus far. 


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.


Coverage for Eastern Surfing Magazine of the Florida Surfing History Exhibit that also is home to some of my work

After being asked to have my work shown in the first officially gathered Florida Surfing Exhibit, Eastern Surfing Magazine asked if I would do a portrait for their latest issue.  Here is the image run in print.


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.


Delray Beach Barrels and Slave to the Wave.com Mastermind Chris Beeman on ESM.com

Last week we got a little pulse.  I went out for a swim and got a few empty tubes.  Slave to the Wave’s own Chris Beeman was out giving a clinic on riding the nose and flew by me.  Here is the image run on Eastern Surfing Magazine!

 


Tanner Strohmenger Dura Trans Outdoor ad for Electric Sunglasses at Island Water Sports in Deerfield Beach, Florida

Some of you may remember this shot that was run on Surfline back in August during there coverage of Hurricane Irene.  Here it is again in black and white. 


Mexico vs Columbia at Sun Life Stadium

Here are a few shots from my coverage of Mexico vs Columbia soccer in Miami Gardens at Sun Life Stadium.


Island Water Sports Summer 2012 Surf Camp Marketing Materials


World Champ Flegel Brothers wake shoot

Brothers Keenan and Noah Flegel talent make my job easier everytime I shoot them.  Here is the latest shoot with the boys.  I worked with Keenan ( 2010 World Wakesurfing Champ ) a bit more with some new angles.  Getting up close I was towed on a surfboard next to Keenan as he performed.  Shooting with one hand and holding the rope with the other.  Noah’s shots are done by have him launch over my head while I am towed laying on my back on a tube.

Some Keenan’s shots were used on www.wakesurfers.net and also on his board sponsor Inland Surfers website.

 

 


Island Water Sports Surf Team Trip to Nicaragua

Recently I traveled with Island Water Sports on their surf team trip to Nicaragua.  Los Cardones Surf Lodge hosted us and we scored with 4 perfect days of surf to ourselves.  Here are some shots from the trip. *NO  commercial use of these images without permission

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