Remember the last time you were really scared in the water? SURFING’s Brent Bielmann doesn’t. Or so it seems. The North Shore-bred photographer is pushing water photography deeper and deeper into the pit of the world’s scariest lineups. Think: Pipeline, Jaws, Teahupo’o. Which makes us nervous for his goals this year: “I want to take more risks for creative angles. I don’t want to worry about getting every moment perfect, but creative with the ones I do.” (Careful, Brent!
Date of birth: 1.26.88
Years shooting: 8
Preferred camera equipment: Canon 1DX
Current residence: North Shore, Oahu
Stomping grounds: Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu
Favorite subjects: Slabs on slabs