Photographer Christor Lukasiewicz: Top 20 Photos of 2014
“I’m sure everyone remembers their first wave. After I rode my first wave, I knew what I wanted to for the rest of my life. I don’t know where I would be without surfing and photography. To me it’s complete freedom. It doesn’t matter how bad of a day I could be having, when I am out in the water floating on my board or swimming with my camera; my attention turns towards the horizon while everything else just drifts away.” -Christor Lukasiewicz
When I first saw Christor’s work I was stoked to see someone with such an unconventional take and artistic approach to surf photography. Shortly after our initial talks we began shooting together a few years back and the amount of great shots that came from each session amazed me. Christor captures more than just the action of surfing. His eyes look beyond what is happening on the board. His photos embody the variety of experiences and emotions surfers have while in the water, which is not always easy to do.
His work displays a perfect mix of lighting, landscapes, diverse angles, timing and action; coupled with his own personal feel and astounding skill. Christor also happens to be an all around humble and kind individual, which will only help elevate him in his field. I see nothing less than a bright future in the world of surf photography for someone graced with so many gifts and a true love for his craft.
In 2014 Lukasiewicz spent his time shooting in his home state of New Jersey, as well as a summer spent in Nicaragua, and a few trips to California throughout the year. Here is his personal pick of favorite photographs for the past year. Enjoy.