Surf photos and videos by Morgan Maassen
The 23-year-old Santa Barbara, California native Morgan Maassen is an incredible action sport photographer and he recently did this short video that is like a tribute to the ocean, filmed on a Red Epic, Nikon 14mm F/2.8 lens, in an SPL waterhousing. Music: “Shopping Malls” by SJD.
Morgan Maassen has earned himself recognition in the surf photography world with his loose and vibrant aesthetic that’s rich in color, motion and quiet intimacy. He has a client list that most photographers would consider bargaining their soul for: Apple, Nike, Mini Cooper, Corona, etc. Maassen uses the usual spread of digital gear, such as the Nikon D4, for his action sports work and minimal post-production in Photoshop. For the rest, he carries a humble array of camera equipment, much of which are hand-me-downs from the ’60s and ’70s; prime, manual focus lenses from his father; and an old Hasselblad with Chrome and Sonnar lenses.