Big Wednesday

Wednesday 27th January 2016 saw one of the biggest ridable swells to hit The North Shore of Oahu in the last nine years, this is my story from the day, documenting surfers, photographers and characters of the bay enjoying amazing conditions at Waimea, whilst following the North shore life guards keeping everyone safe throughout the day into the early evening. 

 

Matt Porteous

The Studio_M, 1-3 La Colomberie, St. Helier

As a young boy, Matt showed an unusual interest in photography and in his parent's photo albums. His first yellow, underwater Minolta accompanied him everywhere. It was through that simple lens that he learnt to capture the sublime beauty of nature.

Matt’s love and delight in his surroundings is evident in his work. He captures and reveals the expression and detail that is seldom evident to the naked eye. His images are alive with emotion and movement; he enters the world of that image and allows us a glimpse of his excitement, his humour, his soul.

His mentors, close friends and travel opportunities have all influenced his approach to his work over the past 20 years. He is passionate about his photography and always has been. The love he has for his work, the people and places that he encounters along the way is apparent in the detail and perspective, in the stories he tells in his photographs.

Matt Porteous has won UK awards for Sports, Travel and Wedding Photography....