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Exposed: Inside the Life and Images of a Pro Photographer by Michael Clark

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Chapter 12. On Assignment: The Eddie Aikau

“The challenge of photography is to show the thing photographed so that our feelings are awakened and hidden aspects are revealed to us.”

— EMMET GOWIN

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Sunny Garcia is dwarfed by a huge wave, which he rode all the way into the beach at the 2009/2010 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau surfing competition in Waimea Bay, Hawaii.

The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Big Wave surfing competition, as discussed in Chapters 2 and 5, is the Super Bowl of the surfing world. The event is held in Waimea Bay, on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii (Figure 12.1). The surfing contest is an invite-only event, and each ...

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