Dustin Humphrey’s passport could use a vacation.
After a full decade as one of the world’s most prominent surf photographers, he’s seen more countries than he cares to list. More notably, he’s pioneered explorations to coastlines never before documented in places like Iceland, Egypt and Tanzania. Beyond establishing himself as the sport’s foremost travel photographer, Humphrey re-invented the genre by pulling away from the tight, logo-driven action to capture the moods of travel, the aesthetics of adventure and the rich cultural tapestries of the countries he explored.
His 2007 travel photography book, Sipping Jetstreams, won PDN’s prestigious “Book of the Year” award (against entries by photographers like Annie Leibovitz and Steve McCurry). More recently, Humphrey has been applying his worldly vision and road-tested skills to projects in fashion and commercial genra.
In 2009, his work with Insight Clothing’s “Dopamine” campaign won him a “World Photography Award” for “Best Commercial Photography”. Also 2009 he shot Surfing Magazine’s award winning annual “Swim Issue.” He is currently working on a follow-up book to Sipping Jetstreams, entitled Castles in the Sky as well as a photographic ode to his adopted home of Indonesia, called Archipelago Love.
Hailing from Huntington Beach, California, he’s called Bali, Indonesia home for the last ten years, where he maintains ample studio space, a vast repertoire of exotic shooting locations, and enough surfboards and custom motorcycles to give his weary passport a break now and again.
Dustin Humphrey wins the 2009 Sony World Photography Awards for Commercial Advertising.
Dustin is currently blogging at Lovers’ Land Blog. Be sure to check out the mayhem.
Album – Insight Clothing’s “Dopamine” by Dustin Humphrey