Clark Little captures the unique beauty inside of and looking through powerful Hawaiian shorebreak waves. In 2007 he told his wife not to bother buying a picture of the local shorebreak she brought home. He instead went out to create one himself. Being a surfer, he was already confident getting out in the thick of it. He started with a basic point-and-shoot camera and a cheap waterproof housing he found online, and he practiced his timing to get the wave just as it went over his camera.
After sending his favorite images out for some online exposure, he didn’t expect the reaction to be so explosive and woke up one morning to over 700 emails including offers from Good Morning America, the Today Show and Inside Edition to interview him on television. From just going out and doing what he loved, Clark’s photography career quickly evolved into international acclaim.
“I didn’t plan to be this wave photographer. I went out there because I love the shorebreak and I wanted to get a shot for the house. Nobody was doing it. [People were] shooting pipe, trying to get the next cover shot for the next magazine. I’d rather go out in heavy shorebreak with nobody out and capture some heavy four-lip monster throwing over with the sand sucking up. I have such a good time.”
[via The Intertia]