Bianca Buitendag // Sunset Swim

With an early exit out of the US Open, Bianca found that she had a lot of free time on her hands. On one of those days, the rules were quite simple: No surf talk, and no watching of the contest. We filled the day with talks about life, naps and more naps. Later on, we decided to end the day with a sunset body surf. Here are the images from that afternoon. 



Mosaic Takes Mexico

A break from reality is nice every once in a while. Late in the summer of 2015 some friends invited me to document a strike mission down to Mexico. We ate some good food, caught endless waves and had a great time. Here are some images from the weekend excursion. 



Chlorine in my Blood // CBU Aquatics

Growing up as a competitive swimmer I have experienced a lot of things most people can't really relate to. Waking up at 4:30 for a 5:00am practice, dried out chlorine infested skin, the constant slight smell of chlorine on my breath, having the constant hunger of 5 grown men combined, goggle tans and bleached white hair, spending more time with your coaches then with your own parents(Lisa, you know I love you) and much more.

Because of swim, I have learned some of the most valuable life lessons that I carry to this day. Two of those lessons: setting real goals, and achieving those goals. It was because of those two lessons, I dropped swim after my sophomore year of college. I did it so I could pursue photography, and since then, I haven't looked back. Yes I truly miss it. However, I would not be the person I am today without it. To all of those people who I have met and have helped me along the way, whether it was through swim or photo, thank you(you know who you are). 

That being said, one of my favorite things to shoot besides surf is swim. So, here is a blog post of a recent shoot I did with some current members of the CBU Swim Team. 




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