Author(s): Chris Power
Beautiful, unique, kaleidoscopic, geometrically exquisite...perfect waves are some of Mother Nature's most alluring and mesmerizing creations. Incredible Waves is a stunning coffee-table book of photographs that capture the beauty and majesty of the world's most awesome waves. This breathtaking volume is a collection of the best recent work by 20 top surf photographers including Clark Little, Brian Bielmann, Chris Burkard, Russell Ord, DJ Struntz, Jeff Flindt, Ray Collins and Tim McKenna. Among the most spectacular shots are images of big-wave breaks such as Pipeline, Cloudbreak, The Right, Shipstern's Bluff and Teahupoo - waves which are as dangerous as they are enticing, for photographers as well as surfers. The photos are accompanied by essays about the timeless allure of perfect waves and the forces that create them, plus a discussion about current trends in surf photography. Readers interested in improving their own photographic skills will benefit from the technique sections in the book which offer tips and advice for getting better shots. Everything from basic composition to underwater photography is covered, along with tips for getting the best from board-mounted miniature cameras such as the GoPro. The photos in Incredible Waves are guaranteed to thrill surfers, longboarders and bodyboarders alike...in fact everyone who loves looking at images of the ocean at its most spectacular.
Chris Power is the former editor of leading European surf magazine Carve. He has written and edited several books about surfing including Surf Travel: The Complete Guide, The Surfing Tribe and Shooting The Curl.