I shot this photo in 2007 and my camera had major issues at the time. It wasn’t metering properly but I managed to salvage a few shots that day. They aren’t perfect but such is life. That might have been the only time I’ll ever be in Tahiti while Teahupo’o is going off.
I recently Google image searched this photo because someone had reached out to me about making a painting of this image. I was surprised by the number of websites that had taken this photo. There are many more too, google image search only displays a certain number of photos… (click giant screenshot to see larger below 115MB png)
Instead of carrying around a bulky “real” camera this year, I was lazy and shot a bunch of photos with my phone.
Here are way too many photos and gifs that I took on my phone at XOXO 2014. They’re not as sharp as they should be due to a scratched (glitched?!) lens…
They’re all Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial images. Just attribute them to me and link back should you use these for something.
This is what it looks like when you set off across the Nullarbor in a crappy old 1988 Toyota Hiace van. There is virtually no cell reception and hardly any people at all for like the next 1500KM. Photo taken on Highway 1 at 32°2’52” S 122°57’10” E in Western Australia. January 5th 2011. View on Flickr, Photo.Duncan.co, Imgur, or download the full resolution version.