CHASING SHADOWS

Leroy Bellet and the Making of the Best Shot Ever Made

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A few years back, Leroy Bellet was heralded as the boy wonder of surf photography when he took Laurent Pujol’s follow-shot technique and applied it to his home reefs on the NSW south coast. Young and ambitious, Bellet began looking at taking the technique to its natural limit… and like most surfers looking for natural limits ended up in Tahiti.

The resulting imagery was first seen on the Surfing World’s cover and subsequently broke the surf community’s brains straight in half. In “Chasing the Shot” Red Bull take us on a behind the scenes of the day the Tahitian magic happened and an insight into the mind of this 18 year old photography freak show.

 

Danny Johnson