Monday Photos: Introducing Brent Bielmann

posted by / Monday Photos, Photos / August 5, 2013

All Photos and Captions: Brent Bielmann

Brent Bielmann is almost like a unicorn. He’s that rare breed of surf photographer, the type that is crazy enough to put himself in places and situations where the other 99.9% wouldn’t dare. And that’s right in harms way — underneath the lip line at some of the world’s scariest, thickest and shallowest waves. Brent cut his teeth at TransWorld Surf for the last couple of years and now we’re really excited to welcome him into our family. While we’re just getting to know him, we’re finding that his personality is amazingly similar to his Uncle Brian Bielmann’s. Brent is one of the nicest, warmest and funniest 25-year-olds we’ve ever met and we’re really excited about adding him to our team of Duncan Macfarlane, Steve Sherman, Corey Wilson, DJ Struntz, Dr. Jimmicane and myself. Keep an eye out for his work in upcoming issues of SURFING magazine or look for that unicorn horn protruding from the water in the riskiest of positions in big surf. But for now, you can simply enjoy his Monday Photos. —Pete Taras

Veins of the sea. Jesse Merle Jones paddles across an Indonesian reef pass.

Veins of the sea. Jesse Merle Jones paddles across an Indonesian reef pass.

Padang Padang might not be a secret spot these days, but the allure is just the same.

Padang Padang might not be a secret spot these days, but the allure is just the same.

See how the swell funnels into the reef? Pipeline is a magnet.

See how the swell funnels into the reef? Pipeline is a magnet.

Anthony Walsh, unreasonably relaxed at Teahupo'o

Anthony Walsh, unreasonably relaxed at Teahupo'o

A bird’s eye view of Pipeline.

A bird’s eye view of Pipeline.

Danny Fuller, hands free and hanging on at Teahupo'o.

Danny Fuller, hands free and hanging on at Teahupo'o.

Dean Bowen on a very solid paddle wave at Teahupo'o.

Dean Bowen on a very solid paddle wave at Teahupo'o.

This is what happens when backwash meets tow surfing.

This is what happens when backwash meets tow surfing.

Cheyne Magnusson sips a stout Irish slab.

Cheyne Magnusson sips a stout Irish slab.

Ireland is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen.

Ireland is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen.

Castles made of sand.

Castles made of sand.

Alex Grey assesses the rugged Irish coastline.

Alex Grey assesses the rugged Irish coastline.

Where is JOB? Pipeline.

Where is JOB? Pipeline.

John John Florence, rustic backside roter in Cape Town.

John John Florence, rustic backside roter in Cape Town.

John John at a South African slab. This was the most scared I've ever been in my life while shooting. I couldn’t stop envisioning myself flying through the air on shark week.

John John at a South African slab. This was the most scared I've ever been in my life while shooting. I couldn’t stop envisioning myself flying through the air on shark week.

JJF is one of the world’s best aerial surfers, if not the best. In case you haven't noticed, he’s pretty good in the barrel too.

JJF is one of the world’s best aerial surfers, if not the best. In case you haven't noticed, he’s pretty good in the barrel too.

Kiron Jabour at the Cape of Good Hope. I’m gonna have to thank Mom John for dragging us down to this spot!

Kiron Jabour at the Cape of Good Hope. I’m gonna have to thank Mom John for dragging us down to this spot!

Laura Enever, Blue Steel.

Laura Enever, Blue Steel.

Luke Shepardson setting up for some Backdoor magic.

Luke Shepardson setting up for some Backdoor magic.

Manoa Drollet, hold on to that hat!

Manoa Drollet, hold on to that hat!

The former Monyca Byrne-Wickey, who is now Monyca Eleogram.

The former Monyca Byrne-Wickey, who is now Monyca Eleogram.

Teva Dexter on a Nias gem.

Teva Dexter on a Nias gem.

Stephen Koehne at solid Log Cabins. In my opinion, this wave can be gnarlier than Backdoor. It throws so fast and has a very unforgiving bottom of death pinnacles.

Stephen Koehne at solid Log Cabins. In my opinion, this wave can be gnarlier than Backdoor. It throws so fast and has a very unforgiving bottom of death pinnacles.

Tahitian time capsule from behind.

Tahitian time capsule from behind.

Zeke Lau with a moody eye for the flats.

Zeke Lau with a moody eye for the flats.


 

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2 Responses to “Monday Photos: Introducing Brent Bielmann”

  1. ryan says:

    This is HUGE for you guys. Awesome pick-up.

  2. Dman says:

    Awesome shots. Good move surfing, now lets see some sick double page spreads and covers!

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