Category: Close up Category Finalist Credits: Photographer: Morgan Maassen Athlete: Rebecca Ronald Location: Hawaii, United States Camera: Nikon D700 Lens: Nikkor 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye ISO: 250 F-Stop: 5.6 Shutter Speed: 1/1600 Flash System: none "While I strive to capture what I see as beautiful, this is often not the perfect moment. Instead, light, textures, and the abstract nature of the earth are what truly fascinate me - the human element and the infinite variables of emotion keep me on my toes when working with people." Biography: I am a photographer from Santa Barbara, California and was born in 1990. My interest in photography started in my teens after experimenting with my family's home video camera at the beach, goofing off with friends and exploring the central coast. I graduated high school early at the age of sixteen to concentrate and explore visual media freely and intensely via many different mediums. After working in the graphic design industry, I decided to pursue filmmaking and then photography as both a creative outlet and occupation. Growing up in and around the ocean has provided me with my favorite subject to photograph. The majority of my work is water-related and involves the oceanic lifestyle. I've also frequently incorporated my passions of traveling, nature, architecture and fashion into my work. While I strive to capture what I see as beautiful, this is often not the perfect moment. Instead, light, textures, and the abstract nature of the earth are what truly fascinate me - the human element and the infinite variables of emotion keep me on my toes when working with people. I consider myself an active participant in the digital age. The internet has allowed me to communicate, network and collaborate with people, places, and subject matter across the world. I enjoy working with both film and digital mediums, and motion pictures are the apple of my eye. I dream of nothing more than visiting the next new country, capturing whatever beau - Tuesday 12th October 2010 (1 Picture)
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Photo credit: Morgan Maassen/Red Bull Illume
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