© 2019 Bruce Olinder

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.