Living in California, my love for surf photography comes pretty naturally. The ocean is just a gorgeous thing to look at, and it’s one of the easiest ways to “escape” to nature when you get a bit tired of the city life. This is why photographers like Kenji Croman really appeal to me, and he’s whom I’ll be featuring here on TAE today.

His love for the ocean came just as naturally, as he grew up in Hawaii. For most of his formative years, he spent plenty of his time bodysurfing and boogie boarding. As such, it comes as no surprise that this passion for the crashing waves carried on into adulthood. He found that photography would be a great way to share his first-hand experiences to just about anybody.

I learned that Kenji just uses a waterproof camera strapped to his wrist when taking his breathtaking wave photos. He captures the power of nature at such a unique angle that few can pull off with grace and style. I read in his blog, and I quote, “I am constantly driven to get that better shot. It isn’t just about taking pictures for me anymore; it is being creative and trying to capture the beauty in nature in an artistic way.”

Here you can see some behind the scenes footage from his Kickstarter project’s intro video, so you’ll know what it’s like as he takes the amazing shots:

And here, you can check out his “surfer point-of-view” photos:

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You can see more of his works, sign up for photography lessons, or buy his art at his website. Thanks for reading!