Catching a wave can mean a couple of things. As a surfer, it means successfully riding a wave. But to a photographer, catching a wave means capturing its beauty on camera. Tim Bonython is a seasoned professional in the art of capturing a wave as a surfer catches a wave.
And Tim Bonython does exactly this. He takes photos of gnarly waves that will make you wish you were best friends with either Bonython or the Beach Boys.
The Two Ways To Catch A Wave
Waves are difficult to photograph. They are constantly moving and changing during their short lifespan. Waves also gain so much strength while they grow, that being close enough to them to photograph them successfully is a difficult task in itself. Surfers often do not catch waves successfully. But when they do, the ride looks so exciting, and Bonython has made it his life project to show this harmony between human and nature to the world.
Bonython makes movies about surfers who catch waves on the regular. And the trailers for these films are so aesthetically pleasing due to Bonython’s incredible eye. Bonython has worked with big-name people like Russell Bierke, Nathan Bartlett, and Lachie Rombouts.
Love to see waves like this? Love to see really talented surfers? Check out these surfers catching some legendary swells at the start of 2018. To see more of Tim Bonythons projects, check out his website and his Instagram @tim_bonython.