Sherm Moments: Lil’ Dane

posted by / Photos / February 16, 2012

Sherm Moments: Lil’ Dane


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Sherm Moments

This is a young Dane Reynolds in his bathroom at his mom’s house, I think in ‘99. I went to a C.I. (Channel Islands) shoot for C.I. surfboards and we wanted to shoot him with all his boards. So we threw all his boards in his bathroom and had him brush his teeth. No one has photos of Dane this young, you know. I love the Reef sponsor. To this day Dane trips out on me and says, “You are so weird, Sherm. You have plastic cameras and you do weird shit.” But now he gets it. Dane is one of my favorite surfers. There is no one like Dane and I love hanging with him. But as a surfer, he moves me.


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  • yep

    Dane would still have those sponsors today, but the “team managers” at the time were complete idiots.

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  • G

    money, contradiction, marketing, cover ups, little bucks, big bucks, bad parents, sincere parents, respect, growing up, laughter, getting old, politics, finance, socioeconomic stratification, who we are, who we appear to be, self control, personal aspirations, discipline, human spirit, ologies, fun, subordinates, perceived superiority, true love, dental hygiene(or not), photographic representation and money.

  • yep’s big brother

    yep, you have no idea what you are talking about do you? if you did you would not say something so stupid.

  • G

    Hey, why not pick on me? I get no attention and could very well have no idea what I’m talking about!

  • the truth

    sherm, you have an ego? no, me thinks you have a super-ego.
    quit parading these one picture captioned nonsense…blah blah blah .. here’s young jar jar binks learning how to draw his light saber…. he wasn’t friends with luke skywalker yet, but you could tell by the hair on his face that he would one day make history.. .

    dude, this is all fantasy.

  • Sliding Sense

    Go cover Syria, Sherm. You might learn something by covering something that actually matters.

  • 1FromTheCheapSeats

    Really good photojournalism in surfing – oxymoronic as it is – is rare but Steve Sherman is the best at it and on the the most consistent basis in his peer group which is pretty all the A-listers.
    This overly set-up shot from his early days aside, Steve has nailed some of our sports photojournalistic gems and the proof is in his years of photography.
    He passion is surfing so he has elected to photograph his passion and I don’t think he’s in pursuit of a Pulitzer.
    No where does it say you have to imbed your self with the 10’th Mountain Division over seas to validate that your a photojournalist or have your photography “matter” or use that as an excuse to slag his work off.
    That is one fucked-up statement to make.
    What matter is if the shot moves you vicariously in some way which Steve has done for a very large audience for a very long time.
    Don’t let the pork-pie hat / So-Cali cool appearances and tat’s fool you, this guy is very good at what he does, and, on many occasions great, and what he photographs.
    And that is all that matters in the end.

  • typical garbage heap

    Not sure what rock you crawled out from under. You stated nothing in a bunch of mixed up nonsense above. Thanks for your contribution; I learned nothing. You have ZERO evidence to back up your claim that his photojournalism ranks high. What credits? What accolades?

    Now, get back under the rock Gollum. Your precious is no where to be found.

  • 1FromTheCheapSeats

    Your welcome!

  • WOW

    Stupid picture with a bunch of shit boards in a bathroom, just where they belong… down the toilet, I’m surprised Dane let them do this, but then again he was just a kid being puppetted along for the corpo farks to capitalize……