Photolyfe: Steve Baccon
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 […]
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’s the second in a newly-introduced Photolyfe element; we’re swaying just a bump away from pure surf shooters, and are now including, on occasion, lensmen who orbit surfing without ever permanently entering the atmosphere. Steve Baccon is one of these gents. You won’t find him standing on the beach at Pipe for hours, but you have seen Mr Baccon’s work on the pages of Stab, Surfing World and various others. And while it isn’t his focus, he still fires some bad ass surf shots, as you’ll see below.
Steve’s been shooting since 1989 and got his start in traditional print media. More importantly, he’s been surfing since he was 12 and it’s a lifelong love. He always wanted to be an illustrator, but the lens would rule his world in the end. Oh, and, you should purchase his book, Expressions.
1. Describe yourself
2. Where are you from?
3. What got you into photography?
4. Where do you wish you were right now?
5. What inspires you?
6. Who’s your favourite person to photograph?
7. What makes the best photograph?
8. What’s your favourite weapon?
9. Describe your mood right now.
10. What else should we know about you?
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