These portraits were all taken in three days, on July 15, 2017,  July 23, 2016 and July 21, 2012 at the annual Ocean Park Surf Contest in Santa Monica, California. I set up a 10’x10’ all black photo booth pop-up tent just steps from the water. I encouraged all contestants, spectators, family members and passersby to enter the tent and have their photos taken. It turned out to be a fascinating and eclectic group who all share their love for the ocean.

© 2019 Bruce Olinder