Kalani Deep is an accumulative effort of lifelong studies of one of the world’s most recognizable waves. My intent was to show an intimate view of a wave that has been captured perhaps the most-out of all perfect waves. Pipeline is paramount.
This view is a combination of what one would see in a magazine (photographers are getting closer to the action than ever) and what its like to actually surf the place. I have been among the few that have been able to exit these waves unscathed. Well if you call a torn ligament to orthroscopic surgery unscathed. The reef is depicted as uneven and as unpredictable. The wave is experts only with a heirarchy for surfers as well as photgraphers. The best surfers out get preferential rights to the best waves. Again, color and form was my goal for this piece.