JUSTIN CRAWFORD – FEATURED ARTIST PROFILE

September 4th, 2012

A shaggy nomad of both time and space, a straddler of parallel dimensions, Justin has emerged over the past few years as one of Australia’s standout surf photographers, one who has an affinity with the ocean as well as an understanding and knowledge about the art of photography.
Justin grew up surrounded by surfing and photography. His late father is regarded as a pioneer of the art of water photography and was one of the worlds best surf photographers. However it wasn’t a desire to emulate his dad that sparked Justin’s interest in surf photography, it was a merging of two passions. It wasn’t a conscious thing. “I’ve been into surfing my whole life and I was in year 11 when i became interested in photography.
I asked dad to teach me, but he said no, so I studied photography when I left school. I learnt about lighting, studio and different formats.. you need to understand your stuff.” When Justin finished this course he realised why his dad said no- you have to do it yourself. Justin’s surf photography is all shot in the water, he would get bored just standing on the beach. “In the water you’re amongst it- swimming around, still getting views, visions, seeing different light and angles.” For Justin surf photography is about the lifestyle, working with friends and capturing the beauty of the ocean.

VOLCOM SUMMER 2012 CATALOG