Watch: Chris Bryan // Mocean

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

Do you recall the wave that opened John John's video 'Space'? JJF materialising from a West Oz foamball like Homer from Ned Flanders hedge. It was an epic shot, highlight of the film, and it was captured by Chris Bryan.

Chris is one of a handful of surf photographers who've mastered all the tech leaps since the digital revolution. 

The revolution made high end cameras cheap, schoolkids could afford them and the market was quickly flooded, yet they also required a savant-like knowledge of their inner workings to push the cameras to their their limits, which only a few photographers were capable of.

It's a skill that had to be teamed with heavy water knowledge; a steady hand to shoot and steady nerves to hold your ground when everyone, the surfers and the skis, are all heading for the channel.

This is Chris' latest showreel, containing all his best shots since 'Surfing at a 1000 frames a second' in 2016'. A quick flick back to that film makes clear just how far technology has come even in that short time.

And yeah, there's an opening monologue by Davy Attenborough.

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simba commented Tuesday, 3 Sep 2019 at 4:11pm

Absolutely brilliant.......well done Chris Bryan...loved it!

simba

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jelli commented Tuesday, 3 Sep 2019 at 4:56pm

pure artistry shows the full beauty and power of our ocean

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blackers commented Tuesday, 3 Sep 2019 at 5:48pm

That was simply brilliant, great use of light along with the tech wizardry. Not sure that the anti slomo crew will like it so much.

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t-diddy commented Tuesday, 3 Sep 2019 at 5:57pm

mesmerising

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Ape Anonymous commented Tuesday, 3 Sep 2019 at 6:45pm

Think that's the best surf film I ever saw!

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NDC commented Tuesday, 3 Sep 2019 at 9:10pm

Astonishing...

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bipola commented Tuesday, 3 Sep 2019 at 9:35pm

WOW. THE BEST I HAVE EVER SEEN, THANK YOU.

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mattlock commented Tuesday, 3 Sep 2019 at 9:39pm

Amazing. Slo mo and music suited the visuals well.

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Simon Ozzie commented Tuesday, 3 Sep 2019 at 9:46pm

Hollywood should be calling. One of a kind. Thank you.

Separates the quantity online to pure
QUALITY!!!

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frog commented Tuesday, 3 Sep 2019 at 10:05pm

Amazing. Visual beauty has always been a big part of why I surf. It adds a dimension to the experience few other human activities can match.

Frogg

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Johan Wohlleben commented Tuesday, 3 Sep 2019 at 10:50pm

All waves, no surfers-beautiful. It’s what you see in brief glimpses every paddle-well when the lighting is right,, and not on that scale!

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adambol1 commented Wednesday, 4 Sep 2019 at 8:38am

Beautiful. points me to take a closer look next time I 'm caught too wide

If it was easy eveyone would do it.

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adambol1 commented Wednesday, 4 Sep 2019 at 8:38am

Beautiful. points me to take a closer look next time I 'm caught too wide

If it was easy eveyone would do it.

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Bnkref commented Wednesday, 4 Sep 2019 at 1:19pm

Superb. The start to that JJF clip was something else too.

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mr mick commented Wednesday, 4 Sep 2019 at 6:30pm

EXCELLENT! WOW!!....Did anyone else see the Eagle head, the Man-o-war,The Alien, the Angry man,
the Blue bottle ??....i could go on & on & ........Like looking into the fire, finding all those shapes....& don''t even have to be trippin''....bahahah!

Mr mick