Clark Little’s wave photography freezes the most spectacular, yet fleeting, moments in time.
After flipping through his depth-defying photos you might think Mr. Little is a highly experienced surfer.
On the contrary, he’s a novice at best. One random day his wife requested a nice photo of waves to hang in their bedroom.
Neither realized that this request would lead Little towards becoming one of the most famous wave photographers in the world.
Take one look at Clark Little’s pictures and it’s easy to see why they are so well loved. Little relies on a number of angles to snap his photos, but no matter what he always remains in the center of the action.
The waves are so close to Little’s camera that you can see every last detail, bringing to life things like the patterns of the water as they lap up from the strength of the wave.
Clark captures the full size of the wave, making his photos seem that much more incredible.
You don’t even know how he captures some of his photos, the wave seriously closing in around him entirely, like a roof made of water about to come surging down. Yet somehow, that’s the very moment he snaps the photo.
For surfers, this is a moment you know but might struggle to describe to your non-surfing friends. For others, it might be a sight you’ve never seen before, let alone imagined to be so beautiful.
Often times, when looking at the same photographer’s work you can start to feel like everything looks similar, but with Clark Little’s photography each snapshot is unique.
The colors, tones, depths, everything about the pictures are continually different, meaning you can look at his work and continue to feel surprised. Now that’s talent!
With over 1 million Instagram followers the world has gone crazy for his gorgeous photos.
Art photography speaks to everyone in a different way, which wave photo do you like best?