Clark Little is an extraordinary man. While others may grab their surfboard when they see an incredible wave coming towards them, (or run for cover as I would), he grabs his camera instead.
Here is his story:
Getting tossed around by shorebreak and slammed into the sand day after day is a rough go; Clark Little wouldn’t have it any other way. in fact, for the North Shore local, it’s all in a good days’ work.
He didn’t grow up snapping shots with his father’s camera like most photographers did.
He instead set out to capture his longtime stomping grounds when his wife came home with a framed photograph of Waimea shorebreak, an image he figured he would be able to easily replicate.
Having never owned a camera, he threw together a cheap “waterproof” casing over a cheaper point-and-shoot camera and headed out to the beach.
Since that first attempt, Clark has not only emulated his wife’s purhased wall art, but with a gallery in Haleiwa and international recognition, has become a heavily respected fixture of wave photography.
I preset everything before I go out in the water. When you’re out there and the big waves are coming in you don’t have time to look through a hole and be fiddling with things. You just point and shoot—once you have that sweet spot on all the settings it’s pretty much keeping the drops from the dome. It’s a matter of being in the right place at the right time. That’s where the knowledge comes in, so you can get into the most gnarliest impact zone as possible but you don’t get hammered.
Watch the video below, trust me, you’ll be blown away.
Get Little’s Book “SHOREBREAK” at: http://www.clarklittlephotography.com/book.php
Video: Clark Little Dives Into The Largest Waves On Earth And Results Are Amazing.