Bronze / 2016 / Press / Sports

Sessions Oahu

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/Sports
  • Photographer
    Steve Dynie

Here is the story of surfers challenging the ocean swells, attempting to ride, conquer, be creative with nature in all its force. The ocean does not care about the person on it’s wave….it unfolds the way does, and the person on a board- on the wave is at the mercy. Unless, they can work with the wave and find a way manage the unpredictable randomness which it presents

I use my camera to shift my perspective on life and make more of a passing moment so it resonates in a profound, metaphorical way. The resulting photograph is an evocation of a personal experience that goes beyond what I simply saw. Using long exposures, I’m interested in how our perception of a scene shifts and takes on greater emotional weight the longer the shutter is left open. A more expansive aura of awareness gets captured in the image.
I live with my wife and two young daughters in East Vancouver and travels frequently on photography projects.