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#1 – BackDoor SwitchFoot

  “Friday January 2, 2009: Backdoor Switchfoot
The promise of gear advice falls by the wayside as this tantalizing clip of Jamie in action bumps everything else away. We finally get to see what his deal is all about – and it is pristine in its simplicity.”

  Check this out, but don’t blame me if you suddenly have to quit your day job. By far some of the best surf (if not any) footage I’ve ever seen. The footage is shot at 120 frames per second, and is the result of a collaboration between legendary surfer Jamie O’Brien and cinematographer Vincent Laforet in Hawaii. If you’re interested, the clip above was made with a “Canon 500mm f4 – on a RED One at 120 frames per second at 2K using the Wicked Circuits EF Lens Adapter. That’s the equivalent of a 1600mm on a 35mm camera.” (source) The RED One camera looks incredible, offering mudularization, allowing you to either have a small compact camera, or build it up into a large professional one. It also allows images and HD videos to be shot at the same time. Super cool.

  Vincent and Jamie are also starting to use a remote controlled helicopter for shooting. I’ve been looking forward to this concept. The following clip offers a taste of things to come. . .

#2 – First Look

  “February 12, 2009: First Look
At long last, we get the first tricklings of the real deal. Delicious snippets in this clip give us a taste of beautiful colors, awesome scenery and rare talent that is on the horizon.
More to come! And soon. ”

Watch these and more in Full HD (1080p – 1920×1080)

About Vincent Laforet

  “Vincent Laforet is a New York based commercial and editorial photographer who is regularly commissioned to work on a variety of fine art, advertising, corporate and editorial projects. His approach to aerial photography has been singled out as one of the most unique and interpretive amongst photographers today.

  At the age of 33, his work has been published in most major publications around the world and he has been sent on assignment by Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, and Life Magazine. In 2006, Laforet modified his staff position at The New York Times to become The Times’ first national contract photographer.

  Vincent’s fine art prints are exhibited in galleries internationally including the International Center of Photography in New York City, and Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, and are part of numerous private collections.

  Vincent was recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Photography” by American Photo Magazine in 2005 and was named one of the “30 photographers to watch under 30″ by PDN in 2002. He and four other photographers were awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography for their post-9/11 coverage overseas in 2002. His work has been recognized in the Communication Arts Annual, PDN Annual, The SPD Magazine Cover of the Year, The World Press Photo Awards, The Pictures of the Year Competition, The Overseas Press Club, The National Headliners Awards, The Pro-Football Hall of Fame. Vincent is a Canon Explorer of Light and Canon Printmaster and serves as consultant to companies such as Apple, Bogen, Lexar, and X-Rite. He and his work have been profiled on CNN and Good Morning America.

  Vincent has been invited as a keynote speaker by a variety of organizations and universities from around the world. He has served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and the International Center of Photography. Vincent is represented by the Stockland Martel Agency. He resides in Manhattan with his wife, Amber, and son, Noah.”
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One Comment to “Making Waves – The 14 Days of Vincent Laforet”
  1. Eddie Mambo Says:

    Amazing Art ! A True Inspiration Out Here.. Keep it Up V.L.

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