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Photolyfe: Nolan Sullivan

Say hello to one O’Neill x Stab’s Feels Like Freedom photo challenge winner! 

full frame // Sep 26, 2018
Words by stab
Reading Time: 3 minutes

Seven months ago we embarked on our #FeelsLikeFreedom photo contest with O’Neill. After thousands of submissions, we landed on six winners. These six winners–over the course of the next few weeks–will be highlighted and bio’d in Photolyfes.

For those unfamiliar with Photolyfe, it’s an attempt to paint a portrait of a photographer through their images. You know, that old picture’s worth a thousand words chestnut.

Kicking off our FLF Photolyfe series we have Nolan Sullivan of Santa Barbara. Nolan’s a fairly new lensman. He’s only been shooting seriously for the past four years but you wouldn’t be able to tell by his imagery.

“Im currently going to school in Santa Cruz,” Nolan tells Stab. “I’m working towards getting my BS in Marine Biology. I also intern at Toyon Research Corporation. I’ve been reviewing data collected by inferred camera for detection of grey whales. The company is developing a technology to prevent injury or harm to whales, and we hope to use it some day for the prevention of whale ship-strikes by large cargo vessels.”

“My favorite subject to shoot is a really slabby reef break,” he continues. “You can get really cool abstractions from the randomness of them. Then in my free time I like to surf, fish, free dive, and camp.”

1. Describe yourself.

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2. Where are you from?

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3. What got you into photography?

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4. Where do you wish you were right now?

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5. What inspires you?

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6. Who is your favourite person to photograph?

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7. What makes the best photograph?

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8. What’s your favourite weapon?

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9. Describe your mood right now?

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10. What else should we know about you?

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