SURF Film Photography & PRODUCTION
Film IS NOT DEAD
who am i?
My name is Cyrus, or Magoof depending on who you ask. I grew up in a family of half artists and half technical doctors and engineers. This, I believe, gives me an interesting perspective when it comes to my photography and my art in general, I enjoy most outdoor activities, especially backpacking and camping, and surfing, so these are the types of things I like to shoot. I also love traveling and roadtrips and so I love being able to capture the places I travel too on film.
Over the last year, I have been photographing a lot more surfing, from my friends to professionals in surf competitions. Bringing that film style back to surf is something I hope I can do.
Why Film Photography?
Photography - specificaly film photography - has been an outlet for me over the few last years. It helps me live in the moment, and truthfully, there are times I have found myself forgetting how to exactly do that. Shooting with film gives me a way to practice this art of living in the moment. With film I get 1 shot, 1 out of 36 (or 24) opportunities. I can't take 1000 photos of the same scene and hope 1 came out.. I need to be more intentional with each shot - more intentional with my actions. This is something try to translate into my everyday life.
Film has even taught me patience. We are all accustomed to instant gratification. You snap a photo, you see the results, post it - get likes. With film I are forced to slow down - be patient. I have to wait until I finish the roll. Then, even after finishing the roll inside the camera I must now wait for it to be processed, developed, printed, and then comes post production - a whole new meaning to the idea of patience. Although I haven't mastered this patience thing yet, I know with more time, and many more rolls of film, that can easily change.
This website is a collection of my photos, capture on various types of 35mm film. These moments, experiences, projects, places, people, and loves - all have added to who I am today.
Thanks for viewing my work, and Please Enjoy
SLR-35mm: Minolta SRT201, Nikonos II, Olympus RC 35, Olympus OM-G
DSLR: Sony A7II
What I can Provide for you
Want footage of your surfing? Hire me and I can come film your surf sesh.
Have footage you want to turn into an edit? I can take your footage or take footage myself and make you a video/edit.
Are you interested in high quality, beautiful prints to hang in your home or office. Check my portfolio and see what you can find!
I can help take the hassle out of making a fun and beautiful photo book! Send me your photos. I print all books through Blurb.com.