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READER POLL 2017
We promise this won’t (really) hurt.

Wanna win a new surfboard? We have a custom Chilli ‘Black Vulture’ to gift (plus all the trim you’d expect from a premium dealer). To be in the running, just answer a few questions for us. It won’t take long.

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We promise this won't (really) hurt.

Wanna win a new surfboard? We have a custom Chilli ‘Black Vulture’ to gift (plus all the trim you’d expect from a premium dealer). To be in the running, just answer a few questions for us. It won’t take long.

PhotoLyfe: Quinn Matthews

Welcome to PhotoLyfe, in which Stab’s favourite photographers answer questions about themselves with their own images. It’s that old picture-tells-a-thousand-words chestnut but with more colour and pop. It’s a way to cut out all the bullshit. It’s like jacking into the main vein of those who supply us with exquisite surf imagery every day. Give thanks by studying each image with a more careful eye than ever!

Today we're tumbling down the relatively short rabbit hole of Quinn Matthews, 18 years old and originally from Idaho. Something you mightn't know about Quinn, who's made a whole lotta photography noise in a short amount of time, is that he was a real good soccer player and made Free Kicks YouTubes until the shadow of injury darkened his bright football future. Which is a kinda cruel blessing for us, since we now get to enjoy his take on the world and surfing…

Flow through the kid's portal here, and Facebook here.

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’s 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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