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PhotoLyfe: Ryan ‘Chachi’ Craig

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 […]

// Mar 8, 2016
Words by stab
Reading Time: 3 minutes

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!

And let us meet Ryan ‘Chachi’ Craig. Santa Cruz, born and raised, heart and soul! Chachi’s been shooting surf for 10 years, but with seriousness for six. Feeding that travel hunger ain’t easy, and Chachi has waited tables for the past decade to keep it satisfied. You’ll know his work from the now-mythical pages of TransWorld SURF, where he was staff shooter until their print element was suffocated by new media. Chachi’s other vices are searching for the planet’s best Mexican food and washing it down with delicious tequila. But above everything he’s done, and everything else, Chachi just loves shooting photos. He works hard, like machine! But has such fun! Dine on his perspective below!

Swirl through Chachi’s Facebook here, and clock his Instagram @chachfiles

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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