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AN INNER-VIEW OF MATT CATALANO / BRAZILIAN MODELS, CHARLIE SHEEN & EMPTY WAVES

MATT CATALANO - SURF COLLECTIVE NYC - INNER-VIEW

My pops first turned me onto photography, he used to break out the family slides and 8mm motion films when I was a kid… and I would always borrow his 35mm when we traveled.

I can’t remember my first photograph, but I do remember my first empty wave shot. I was on a trip with my brother on a small island off Brazil in 2005. I had one of those cheap plastic underwater camera bags and happened to capture a sweet photo of an empty wave in a pretty amazing setting. I’d say that shot, combined with my passion for surfing, is what ignited my stint in surf photography.

There are a lot of things I’d love to be shooting right now: Brazilian models, the Bells contest, Charlie Sheen, Coachella; but I would also like to help photograph some of the less fortunate areas of the world such as the tsunami damage in Japan or the warfare in Africa. I don’t have my radiation suit on me so lets just go with Brazilian models for now.

The go-to: Canon 5D Mark II
The Dream Set-up: Medium Format for portraiture work
Next: Hollywood grade frames, for half the price of a new car.

SURF COLLECTIVE NYC - MATT CATALANO

SURF COLLECTIVE NYC - MATT CATALANO

SURF COLLECTIVE NYC - MATT CATALANO

SURF COLLECTIVE NYC - MATT CATALANO

SURF COLLECTIVE NYC - MATT CATALANO

THANK YOU MATT CATALANO

 



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