Artist Captures Stunning Aerial Photos of Surfers

Surfing is not just a sport, surfing is life. Photographer Drew Doggett knows best, understanding first hand the sacrifices surfers have to make and the dedication it takes to make it through.

From the very beginning of his artistic career, Doggett showed interest in nature, especially landscapes that featured water. That is how he got the idea to start taking aerial photos of surfers. His series, Swell: Endless Blue, is much more than simple shots of the ocean. For Doggett, the ocean is a perfectly blended mix of shapes, textures, and colors.

“When I set out to create the series Swell: Endless Blue, I wanted to highlight the patterns and the relationship between surfers and waves more than anything else,” he explained. “While the ocean’s unpredictability may seem like its predominant behavior, when you spend time watching waves you begin to notice patterns and shapes that may have not been initially apparent.”

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I am thrilled to announce the release of The Escape, my latest short film featuring Hawaiian pro surfer @alanarblanchard 🎥For Alana, the act of surfing is about the sport as much as it is about the rare opportunity it grants her to be purely in the moment. Throughout a kaleidoscope of visuals in and out of one of Alana’s favorite surf spots, this film expands on the sensation leading up to and after the joy of those moments where a sense of all-consuming happiness is met by the bliss of knowing that nothing matters more than being present. With Alana, this takes the form of surfing some of the most famous, world-class waves. ⁣⠀⠀ See the film through the link in bio 👆⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀ The film was a big logistical undertaking and a collaboration between a number of incredibly talented people. First and foremost, I'm grateful to have co-directed it with my colleague, @lilylenore who helped shape the piece from the very start. @Tay_steele was the wizard behind the lens both in an out of the water, @cavanjfaucett pieced the footage together in the edit room, @awardagency created the most beautiful custom score to accompany the visuals, and @Carlosfloresfilms brought the piece to life through color. I'm so thankful to this team, and of course Alana, for helping make this film a reality. ⁣⠀⠀ .⁣⠀⠀ .⁣⠀⠀ .⁣⠀⠀ #SwellEndlessBlue #Swell #Oahu #NorthShore #DrewDoggett #Hawaii #surfing #surf #surfer #ocean #waves #photography #water #earthofficial #surfphotography #surfers #stayandwander #pattern #form #design⁣ #roamtheplanet #beautifuldestinations #wanderlust #nothingisordinary #exploretocreate #earthpix #visualsoflife #aerialphotography⁣ #DJI @djiglobal⁣

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