Imitation is the the sincerest form of flattery, and while Mack’s inspirations can be seen in his photography style, he makes sure to add his own unique flair to every picture he takes. “The best advice I’ve been given, and still stand by today, is that that there are no rules when shooting,” says Mack. “So do your own thing, and shoot whatever you want at whatever angle you think is best.
Mack lists both homegrown photogs as inspirations, along with Peter Taras, Daniel Russo, and Russell Ord. “I’ve always been amazed by Daniel Russo’s ability to swim in huge surf and get into the craziest positions,” says Mack. “And I can’t forget Russel Ord swimming at The Right [Western Australia’s craziest slab].
The Follow The Light foundation, in memory of SURFING Magazine’s famous Photo Editor, Larry “Flame” Moore, has been honoring the best young surf photographers in the world since Flame’s passing in 2005, while awarding one winner each year with a $5000 grant to kickstart their careers.
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