Capturing an idyllic moment comes from Ross Long’s blend of passion and lived experience. Meet the photographer behind our dazzling Long Boarder print.
For Ross Long, the ocean is a way of life. In his work as a photographer and in his personal life, water is ever present. Having grown up in the surf culture of Cornwall in southern England, Ross was attracted to long board surfing early on. It’s slower pace, its disinterest in speed or tricks, longboarding was a pure way to connect with the water and the world. “The way that you ride a wave, you feel kind of connected with it…It’s a mindfulness thing. It’s definitely a meditation... There’s no bad feeling when you are out in the morning at sunrise and you’re the first one out there and you’re just sat on your board before you even catch a wave and you just let your mind kind of wander, staring at the sunrise… you’ve got the dolphins jumping around you, the whales coming 50 metres to shore, it’s also the people…it’s just something I’ve always loved doing.”