I’m back where it started for me. At the place where I took my first surf photos. This was six years ago and I had stopped traveling to do yoga all over the world and taken my first sports photos. First I was a bit confused about where I should travel but I love this part of the world, and I’ve always loved water which there is plenty of here.
Here in Bali, very close to where I am right now, I took my first photos of surfing with the wrong camera and lens. The lens just kept moving back and forth when I tried to focus on the surfers. Felt totally hopeless. But somehow, and this happens to me sometimes, the photos were ok. I was surprised when I looked at the photos and they were sharp. My camera had done the work for me. I just had to see it.
Something else was that it was mostly female surfers I, or the camera, had photographed. I had already started taking photos of roller derby which is a female dominated sport so this fit right in with that. So here I am again, six years later in Indonesia, taking photos of water and surfers, many of them female.