Mark LeyComment

A Surfers Reflections

Mark LeyComment
A Surfers Reflections

I spend a lot of time on planes. One of my favorite aspects of that time is literal disconnectedness that I have. I choose not to attach to wifi, and instead I try to work through the flights. Sometimes that is literal work of email answering, proposal writing, etc. Sometimes it more creative work like editing the photos I just took, or providing touch ups to images before print. When I'm really luck though, it's creative work.... like this. 

I started thinking about that thought of disconnection of a recent flight. I'd made the decision to fly north last minute for a little adventure and catch up time with some good friends. The whole trip was jam packed and I had quality time with the people, and very little time to connect via social, email, phone....anything. It was nice and reminded me that, the disconnection was also what I loved about surfing. 

I dug through my library and pulled up this base shot of a surfer leaving the water after a sunset session. So peaceful. Then I started adding elements in layers that might represent different thoughts, dreams and worries that might begin racing through the surfers head as he touched foot to sand. The magic moment where you leave the water born world of stoke and peace, for the reality of life.