Vagabond Tahiti Adventure 2019 - Jeremy Whitney
Can you tell us a little about yourself and how you got into photography?
I am 28 years old and I currently live in Rhode Island. I first got into photography six or so years ago when my fiance bought me a GoPro. I first started shooting waves, because I have always had a love for the ocean, being from California and growing up in Florida. Since then, I’ve expanded my focus to also include landscape and architecture.
What fascinates you about the ocean?? And more specifically, ocean photography?
Everything about it. Whether it’s the waves, the coastline, or the creatures below the surface, there is so much diversity. You never know what you're going to get at the beach.
The power and beauty are what captivate me. How light can transform a wave into an incredible display of colors. There is nothing better than being out in the elements with my camera in hand.
Vagabond workshop in Tahiti... Fav moments and what was the experience like sharing the ocean with like-minded people and also getting to hang out with and learning from Domenic Mosqueira & Russell Ord??
The workshop was hands down one of the best experiences I've ever had. The trip was that much better being with so many like-minded individuals. I learned something from each and every one of the boys. I saw so many different ways to shoot, which gave me ideas for my own photography moving forward.
It’s really hard to narrow down some favorite moments because the whole trip was incredible!
The big swell we had at the end of the trip was definitely a day in the ocean I’ll never forget. All the boys were charging and the lighting was great as well.
I’ve looked up to Domenic and Russell for a while, so being able to hang out and learn from them was definitely a dream come true. It’s awesome to see two people who are so successful in our field be some of the most down to earth individuals. They were great teachers and I learned so much from each of them.
What is the most adventurous thing you did at the workshop that has taken you out of your comfort zone?
I would say there were a few sets that rolled through that definitely got my blood pumping pretty good!
How was your stay at Vanira Lodge?
My stay at the Vanira Lodge was epic. The bungalows were very cool and all of them had some amazing views. The food was fresh and absolutely delicious.
Where is your next big adventure?
My next big adventure will be to Spain. The Mrs. and I are thinking around 2 weeks will do the trick.