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July 25th, 2012

The Open – Brian Bielmann

Hawaiian surf photographer Brian Bielmann has entered a host of photos into The Open photography competition, and could use your vote! To see Brian’s great photos and to vote for them, visit the link below or click on his photo submissions below… Good luck Brian!


Underwater wave. Photo by Brian Bielmann

Underwater surfing turbulence

Underwater vortex

The most radical wave ever ridden in Tahiti by Nathan Fletcher.
Note: The photo above was named as Extreme Photo of the Week by National Geographic and is nominated for the Monster Tube Award in the 2012 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards!

Flyn Novak at Pipeline, Hawaii

Donavon Frankenreiter duck dives under a wave in Indonesia

Bruce Irons in Indonesia with flares strapped to his board to light up the night

Underwater breaking wave in Tahiti.
Note: The photo above was a finalist in the Illumination category at the 2007 Red Bull Illume Image Quest awards!

About Brian Bielmann

As an internationally renowned photographer, Brian Bielmann has traveled extensively with many of the world’s best surfers including Bruce and Andy Irons, Kelly Slater and many others. With his images gracing more than 150 magazine covers as Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, National Geographic and Sports Illustrated, he is recognised worldwide to be a photographer at the top of his field. He captures the entire surf lifestyle including all aspects of the sport, natural and stylised portraits, and still continues to push the boundaries of photography both above and below the water. Brian’s passion for surfing and his love of photography have kept him on the cutting edge for over 25 years.

His client list is massive and extends to some of the most recognisable brands on the planet including Anheuser-Busch, Red Bull, Quiksilver, Billabong, Reef, Sanuk, DC Shoes among others. Brian is also a contract photographer for Transworld Surf and Volcom, a manufacturer of surf and lifestyle clothing. He has been published in every major surf publication around the world and is still considered one of the most prolific and inspiring photographers of the modern era.