Local Art Walk

Tom Wade

Photography is about documenting the world around you. We make pictures to help others see things differently. People tend to naturally overlook the obvious. But there are real stories in those moments. Surf photography brings people closer to the ocean. It helps others pay more attention. Seeing things with their heart. Focusing on detail. Drawing us closer into the now. 

Photographs must connect us emotionally. They need to generate ideas about beauty. I photograph the surf because it is healing and continuous. The ebb and flow of life. Draining us away, rising above the challenge, I am inspired by ocean moments because being near it is the greatest thing. My goal is to make surf photographs with intention. And hopefully inspire others to do the same.