California Surfers by Monty Milburn

After a recent photo assignment on the west coast, I took the opportunity to spend an extra day traveling to local surfing spots, documenting their culture and lifestyle. Below you’ll see some of the images that came out of that exploration. 

If time permits, one of the things I try to regularly do is spend a day or two after wrapping an assignment to do some testing. Particularly if we are in an interesting location, it seems insane to waste the chance to capture landscapes and subjects I would otherwise not be exposed to. A great plus of taking the time to shoot this way is that it allows me to take pictures without any parameters, restrictions, or pressure to deliver. As an added bonus, the work produced can sometimes lead to conversations about new and innovative ideas with existing clients. Enjoy.