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"The Hoffmann's put you in the eye of their perfect storm. For those of us who have never been there it's a rush to watch. For those of you that have, I imagine it's your womb. Either way it looks like the place to be"

Neil Everett, ESPN SportsCenter

Reviews | Fiberglass and Megapixels

Sonny Miller | Cinematographer

Sonny Miller | Cinematographer

Sonny Miller was a legendary cinematographer, photographer, explorer, best friend to many, loved by all. We miss Sonny, his smile and positive attitude was contagious. Rest in Love Miller!

1960 - 2014

Sonny Miller.com
Ted Grambeau | Photographer

Ted Grambeau | Photographer

Ted Grambeau is one of the finest lensmen in the world. Born and bred in Australia ted as captured some of the most iconic images around the world.

Ted Grambeau.com
Brian Bielmann | Photographer

Brian Bielmann | Photographer

Brian has been taking photos since the 1970s and living on the North Shore of Hawaii. He is currently the Photo Editor of Free Surf magazine, taking pictures and riding waves.

Brian Bielmann.com
Scott Aichner | Photographer

Scott Aichner | Photographer

Scott has taken over 80 cover shots for all the top surf magazines around the world. Scott was the water photographer who brought close up wide angle incredible images in the early 2000s. We really enjoyed Scott's insight into taking a photo from the water and his images.

Larry Haynes | Cinematographer

Larry Haynes | Cinematographer

Larry has been filming from the water since the 80s. Living on the North Shore you can still find Larry out in the water with a camera or surfing. At 60 Larry has the fountain of youth and positive stoke.

Fluid Vision.com
Mike Prickett |  Cinemaographer

Mike Prickett | Cinemaographer

Mike is a top level cinematographer who honed his skillls in the waters of Hawaii. Growing up in the islands helped shape Mike's career. He is currently the DP of surf action for the HBO series 100 foot wave.

Mike Prickett IMDB
Brent Bielmann | Photographer

Brent Bielmann | Photographer

Brent is the youngest photographer featured in Fiberglass and Megapixels. Brent has turned into one of the top water photographers in the world. His uncle Brian has been a huge influence on Brent's career.

Brent Bielmann.com
Dave Nelly Nelson | Photographer

Dave Nelly Nelson | Photographer

Nelly is one of Santa Cruz finest surf photographers. Nelly loves spending the winters on the North Shore. Check out his new book out now, Dual Perspective.

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Jim Russi | Photographer

Jim Russi | Photographer

Jim has been a fixture on the North Shore of Oahu since the 1970s. Jim's images have been featured all over the world. We are grateful for Jim's contribution to Fiberglass and Megapixels.

Jim Russi.com
Daniel Russo | Photographer

Daniel Russo | Photographer

Daniel was born and raised on the North shore of Oahu. His abilities in the ocean are second to none. Capturing some of the most incredible images in heavy situations.

Daniel Russo.com
Mick Fanning | Surfer

Mick Fanning | Surfer

3 time world champion surfer, Mick Fanning has been coming to the North shore of Oahu since he was young. Hearing Mick's love and fear of the reputation of the heavy waves in Hawaii.

Mick Fanning.com
Jamie Brisick | Surfer, writer, Photographer

Jamie Brisick | Surfer, writer, Photographer

Jaime was a pro surfer in the 80s and that helped shape his writing and photography. Jaime still surfs and writes compelling stories about the sport we love.

Jamie Brisick.com

Reviews

FLUID COMBUSTION is kinetic and in your face. It has the best surf photography I have ever seen on a home video or in a theater. Plenty of tube viewpoints and best of all some of the surfers were followed from behind so you can see them work the wave down the line.

I also like that the producers included a couple female surfers in those down the line shots. It was refreshing to see.

The music is mostly "speed metal" but the band that impressed me the most was Tom Curren's. His band is the only contemporary band I know that can make vocals work with surf music.

The wipeout sequence was the most brutal I have ever seen. It certainly wasn't entertaining. It made me cringe and writhe. Well, that is except for one wipeout. This guy was on a long board and he thought he'd walk the nose. What he did do was walk completely off the front end on a double overhead wave.

Tony Austin July 20, 1994