Photos and Captions by Quinn Matthews
When Quinn Matthews was 12 years old, he took photos of lakes and Elk in Idaho, but it wasn’t until he moved to Laguna Beach at 18 that he started taking photos seriously. When we asked if there’s anything he regrets not shooting, he couldn’t really think of a particular situation—which always a good sign. Since he spends a lot of time in the water, we asked him what he’d do if he saw a shark swimming towards him. “I’d start yelling for Mick Fanning”, he said. Here’s a selection of some of Quinn’s best work.
Warren G shot in the East side of Long Beach for 23FIFTN’s release of his new album.
A natural infinity pool in Hong Kong.
My parents live in Hong Kong and when I visit there’s a ton of locations to shoot, like this venice-esque scene.
Jack Robinson surfs North Point better than anyone.
Kolohe surfed 9 hours this day, I shot water for most of it. Someone told us 3 sharks swam by when we were out.
I normally don’t like empty wave shots, but this time I do.
John John in Europe last year.
Nat Young under the cliffs in Portugal, he had just broken one of his favorite boards.
Noa Deane in Western Australia when filming for Cluster.
I did a 5 day mountain bike tour through South Vietnam this year. This was during one of the short breaks every 30km.
Ian Crane in Indonesia.
Kolohe in Indonesia filming for his movie, Brother.
Tanner Rozunko is the bee’s knees, this is him in Indo.
After the bike tour in Vietnam I went North on a boat to all these floating villages. This cluster of houses was the village’s school.