Hawaii-based surfer and photographer Clark Little has stared down the barrel of big waves and finds the beauty in their power.
Hawaii photographer finds fine art in massive Pacific waves
HALEIWA: Hawaii photographer Clark Little is known for his stunning images from inside the barrels of some of the most powerful and dangerous waves on Earth.
The native of Oahu’s North Shore has spent the last 15 years documenting shorebreak waves, the monster swells that roll in from the Pacific and crash directly onto the sand, unobstructed by reefs or shallow water.
Little just released a book, “The Art of Waves,” that chronicles his adventures in the ocean. It contains more than 150 of his favorite images.
“Shorebreak is so beautiful and scary at the same time,” Little said of the waves that crash directly onto the sand. “I used to surf the shorebreak, so … it’s my comfort zone. I like sand bottom. I think it has more aqua beautiful colors.”