Thursday, August 19, 2010

CLARK LITTLE, WORLD'S FAMOUS WAVE PHOTOGRAPHER

Clark Little was born in Napa, California in 1968. Two years later, a move to the North Shore of Oahu (Hawaii) dramatically changed his future. In the 80’s and 90’s he made his name as a pioneer of surfing at the Waimea Bay shorebreak. Clark had a unique talent for taking off on hopeless closeout shorebreak waves and surviving in one piece.

In 2007, Clark discovered his ability and passion to capture the extraordinary beauty of the shorebreak when his wife asked him for a picture of the ocean to decorate a bedroom wall. With the confidence of an experienced surfer, Clark jumped in the ocean, and started snapping away, recording the beauty and power of Hawaiian waves. “Clark’s view” is a unique and often dangerous perspective of waves from the inside out, captured in photos for all to enjoy from the safety of dry land.

In less than three years, Clark has gained national and international recognition for his North Shore shorebreak wave photography with appearances on television shows Good Morning America, Inside Edition, The Today Show, and ABC World News Now. Clark’s work has been featured in many publications and newspapers including National Geographic, Paris Match (France), La Vie (France), Sierra Magazine (US), Geo (Germany), Nature’s Best Photography (US), Nikon World, Practical Photography (UK), Rangefinder (US), The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Daily Mail (UK), Metro (UK), The Australian, Herald Sun (Australia), People’s Daily (China), Kyunghyang Shinmun (S Korea), Surfer’s Journal, Surfer Magazine, Surfing Life (Australia), Nalu (Japan), Hana Hou (Hawaiian Airlines) among others.

With several camera upgrades, new underwater housings and a compulsion to get that better shot, photography has become his career and the ocean has become his office.








































































































































































































































12 comments:

BK Chowla, said...

Awesome.I have never seen anything like this before.

SG said...

I am proud Clark Little was born in Napa, California. We live in the San Francisco Bay Area and that includes the Napa Valley. Next Saturday, we are planning to go on wine tasting and some picnic in Napa.

Sucharita Sarkar said...

These are really some of the most amazing photographs I have ever seen. Really on-the-edge! Thanks so much for sharing.

R. Ramesh said...

ooooffff awesome ya:)

建枫 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。............................................................

R. Ramesh said...

thanks babli:)

Nona said...

:) Nice pictures!

Rajesh said...

Amazingly beautiful never seen before images.

Destiny's child... said...

Amazing! How does he do it?! Thanks for sharing this...:)

somapriya said...

Thanks for the information about Clark little, The pictures are amazing.Thanks for sharing with us. Infact, all your blogs are very informative.Great Work. Keep going.

Margaret Cloud said...

All I can say is, "WOW", these are so beautiful and awesome. I have never seen such beauty caught up in large waves, no wonder it is easy to see why he is a famous photographer.

Jeevan said...

He should be an awesome man to capture these fabulous photos by taking risk. Bravo!