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  • BRIAN BIELMANN | award winning surf photographer
    2010 2015 UNDERWATER AI FOREVER PORTRAITS COMMERCIAL MAG COVERS LIFESTYLE TRAVEL MUSIC WAVES WIPEOUTS ABOUT PRINTS PAPER METAL CANVAS GUINNESS SURGE STRAIGHT UP THE MAN MAKING GUINNESS SURGE PIPE MASTERS TROPHY TEDx instagram Facebook twitter STOCK BIO AWARDS CLIENTS TESTIMONIALS

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  • 1970-1979 | BRIAN BIELMANN | award winning surf photographer
    I arrived in the middle of the night but in the morning I awoke to see the bluest skies I d ever seen palm trees swaying in the wind and water so clear you could see straight to the bottom It took me all of 5 seconds to decide I would never leave I surfed a lot those first few years At least 3 to 4 sessions a day The best part of being on the North Shore in those early years were the uncrowded conditions Although it was uncrowded it was the wild west Haoles white guys had to always look over their shoulders and well I was a haole We may have been the majority but it didn t matter if you screwed up you paid for it Dropping in on a local meant big trouble Right or wrong it didn t matter you were going to pay Did people really get beat up Oh yeah they did In fact twice for me in the seventies Once in a night club and once in the water because a local dropped in on me and I rode behind him Eventually I realized I had to work to pay rent so I ended up getting a job as a shoe salesman then a janitor then a perishable food selector and finally a construction worker At the age of 21 I decided to buy a camera with the intentions of becoming a surf photographer I d quickly learn that picking up my camera rather than my surfboard was next to impossible It took a near fatal surf accident for me to follow thru with my plans It was tough in the beginning because I knew no one I was intimidated by the other photographers and would usually stick to shooting my

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  • The 80's | BRIAN BIELMANN | award winning surf photographer
    work and before I knew it nine out of ten times the images Surfing Magazine used were mine That led to Quiksilver hiring me to shoot their beach fashion campaign I really think spending this time in L A helped develop me into a well rounded photographer and gave me experience that a lot of other surf photographers didn t have I believe this helped set me apart from the rest of the crew In the end all that really mattered to me was surf photography and I wasn t getting enough of it I moved to Australia for a short time and eventually found my way back to Hawaii There was a lot of travel during this time Indonesia Bali G land Australia I was being paid to travel to a bunch of spots that were just starting to get noticed It was a real privilege to have seen all those spots when they were uncrowded and still paradise As far as surfing goes it was a pretty wild time As a sport it was becoming more professional and was all about contests There were crazy colorful wetsuits flashy personalities and rave events that seemed to attract huge crowds Big wave surfing was starting to get some recognition and this decade would mark the start of the Quiksilver Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational This also happened to be that height of my party mode How could it not be with MTV cranking awesome music from The Police The Clash The Cure Tom Petty the English Beat 24 7 MTV was the biggest thing ever We were throwing massive parties and none would top our annual Mai Tai party Seriously it was truly the event of the winter Everyone knew about it It never slowed me down though I still

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  • The 90's | BRIAN BIELMANN | award winning surf photographer
    and the summers traveling around the world The contest scene was no longer looking for locations that attracted the largest crowds but now was all about the biggest and best waves This is when my career really took off Although I was still working as a freelance photographer clothing companies were sending me all over the world to shoot surf and the surf lifestyle This allowed me to be one of the first photographers to shoot a lot of locations like Tahiti and the Mentawais Quiksilver and Billabong were sending me to contests all over the world There were only a few of us photographers that were lucky enough to be sent around the world I loved this era There was no social media no computers no online articles it was all about the magazines and getting printed You traveled to your destination went out and shot and prayed you got it There wasn t a little black screen on the back of your camera to look at You would go home and get your film developed to see what you have send shots off to the magazines and then a month later you saw what they decided to run

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  • The 00's | BRIAN BIELMANN | award winning surf photographer
    staff They sent me everywhere to photograph all that was happening in the world of surf Can you imagine every great surfing location on the planet Well TransWorld sent me there I just grabbed my gear and a plane ticket was waiting Through my work with TransWorld I developed an amazing relationship with Andy Irons I was blessed to be able to travel with him for much of the years he was world champ I got to see first hand the Andy vs Kelly rivalry It was probably the greatest most intense battle between surfers I ll ever see I was also lucky enough to see how it blossomed into a great friendship between the two One of the biggest changes in my career and possibly surf photography was the introduction of digital cameras The first time I shot digital was on a trip with Andy Irons CJ Hobgood Shane Dorian and a young Dane Reynolds TransWorld Surf sent us to the Mentawais Not only was it my first trip using digital but it was the first surf trip ever shot entirely with a digital camera I had one camera one lens and two memory cards That s it TransWorld Surf Magazine used my image on the cover and Billabong ran ads and a billboard of Andy Irons doing an air The whole surfing world took notice of these photos Literally over night the surfing industry went digital From that point forward film for the most part was dead Red Bull jumped into the surfing industry full force Soon other energy drinks followed along with all of their extreme athlete fans and the availability of money for trips was abundant Tow in surfing was getting big Tahiti was the spot to be and it seemed I was at every big

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  • 2010 and Beyond | BRIAN BIELMANN | award winning surf photographer
    looking at the back of the camera and praying for it to be in focus I remember not being able to wait to get back to the dock and getting to my computer I knew this shot might be the single most important shot I d ever gotten According to others it may very well be one of the best surf photos of all time Time will be the judge of that Big surf companies started dropping like flies A tanking economy helped expose companies that had been for years hanging on by a thread Companies plagued with poor decision making were unable to stand the test of time TransWorld Surf was another casualty of the bad economy but not at the hand of bad decisions The company that owned Surfer and Surfing Magazines acquired the TransWorld brand Employees of TransWorld Surf were promised we weren t going anywhere A month later we were gone After 15 years at TransWorld I was without a magazine It s taken me a couple years to make peace with it and figure out what my future holds Things have changed so much in photography and media I have to admit I was insulated from the changing world at TransWorld There are lots of new photographers out there producing great work What started out with 50 to 100 photographers world wide now is in the 1000 s Smartphones with cameras affordable consumer cameras and GoPros came along and shorebreak photography is everywhere Facebook and Instagram are now the new media It s a major transition and lots of long time photographers are struggling to keep up Things aren t what they used to be You know what they say when one door closes another opens I used to work for one magazine now I

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  • underwater1a.jpg | BRIAN BIELMANN | award winning surf photographer
    2000 2009 2010 2015 UNDERWATER AI FOREVER PORTRAITS COMMERCIAL MAG COVERS LIFESTYLE TRAVEL MUSIC WAVES WIPEOUTS ABOUT PRINTS PAPER METAL CANVAS GUINNESS SURGE STRAIGHT UP THE MAN MAKING GUINNESS SURGE PIPE MASTERS TROPHY TEDx instagram Facebook twitter STOCK BIO AWARDS

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  • AI-1.jpg | BRIAN BIELMANN | award winning surf photographer
    2009 2010 2015 UNDERWATER AI FOREVER PORTRAITS COMMERCIAL MAG COVERS LIFESTYLE TRAVEL MUSIC WAVES WIPEOUTS ABOUT PRINTS PAPER METAL CANVAS GUINNESS SURGE STRAIGHT UP THE MAN MAKING GUINNESS SURGE PIPE MASTERS TROPHY TEDx instagram Facebook twitter STOCK BIO AWARDS CLIENTS

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