Chris Peel lives a rather nomadic life by most standards. All over OZ, Indo, PNG, and the occasional trip to the PNW. Let’s just say the guy gets around.
His subject matter is mostly surf and he’s obviously connected to the right crew when it comes time to shoot. However, he ain’t a one-trick pony as he can pull it back when the scene dictates and allow for some of life’s unique moments to fill up the viewfinder.
One of the cool aspects of surf travel is often all the ancillary stuff: the people, the food, the culture, etc., that make the memories. Don’t get us wrong, Peely is all about capturing a great surf shot – of which he’s included below – but it’s his eye for the surroundings that are often some of his finest works.
Chris was kind enough to send over a little sample from some of his travels. The captions are his.