The small group of dedicated young photographers approached seasoned sharp shooters like Todd Glaser and Ryan Craig (both previous Follow the Light winners and present judges) for words of wisdom.
Nick Green, winner of this year’s Follow the Light contest.
When it comes to surf photography, Surfing Magazine’s legendary photo editor, Larry “Flame” Moore, left a light that will never go out.
The award, understandably means a lot to Green. “Struggling with mental health was my biggest influence to take photos,” Green expressed back when he received the nomination. “When I was 17-years-old I threw myself in front of a moving car.
Congratulations to Nick Green for following in the footsteps of Larry “Flame” Moore and creating beautiful surf imagery.
After each finalist shared their finest images with the audience, Tasmanian photographer Nick Green was announced as the winner.
And those who were in attendance at the Follow the Light (FTL) Foundation Awards Ceremony last night were reminded of that.
In Green’s photo “Dark Hollow” (below), there’s a light shining through the opening of a dark and moody barrel.
This year’s finalists included Shane Grace, Nick Green, Paul Greene, Ryan Mack and Nolan Sullivan.
For Green, pointing a camera at the ocean is that light.
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