Watch: Leroy Bellet // Chasing The Shot

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

It's a point made by photographer Leroy Bellet in this vid. That being, what's the value of a photo when we can access thousands of them on our phone at any time; scroll past millions of pixels without giving thought to any of them.

The greatest value, perhaps a photos only real worth, is measured by the application of the photographer in capturing it: their vision, their effort, and the risks they're willing to take in the course of the shot.

The latter being especially true in this case.

Leroy Bellet took French photographer Laurent Pujol's 'behind the surfer' shots from the sand-bottom waves of France to the slabs of south-eastern Australia, and then onwards to Tahiti. Red Bull came along to document it and the result is this twenty-minute clip of a young photographer applying himself to his art with wild abandon.

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Shaneoak commented Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019 at 12:30pm

That guys a madman

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dandandan commented Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019 at 12:38pm

Chopes is certainly not on my list of waves to visit, but it certainly looks beautiful.

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Solitude commented Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019 at 1:52pm

Got his head screwed on properly. Very articulate and seemingly intelligent young fella. Well done to him. Wonder is he ever wants to make it out of one of those caves?

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brownie48 commented Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019 at 2:59pm

I think this is one of the best surf photos ever, kudos to Leroy

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ojackojacko commented Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019 at 4:05pm

not bad for a little hsc project

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Tenn commented Friday, 26 Apr 2019 at 4:53pm

The video isn't coming up for me, any way I can access ?

** Nevermind got it

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Bnkref commented Sunday, 28 Apr 2019 at 8:32pm

Awe-inspiring

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spencie commented Monday, 29 Apr 2019 at 6:45pm

Outstanding young guy. Very gutsy as well!

easterly

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DBEARINDARE commented Monday, 29 Apr 2019 at 9:51pm

In a world of selfishness, ego trippin and just all round plastic, make out people.
It is so refreshing to see a grounded, selfless ( look at how deep he has to sit for the surfer to get the shot) young aussie following HIS! dream. And nailing it!
Go for it Leroy.
Dance to your own beat, champ.