You know that moment when a stone or a bee flicks towards your eye and you blink or turn your head before you have even seen it to save your eye even before you have seen the ‘menace’. It’s called Menace response or a visual protective reflex. This same reflex is what a lowly surf photographer develops over years of staring out to sea through a small dark square of light. Then in a moment of unvisualised stimulus there is a reflex that causes a trigger reaction allowing the photographers finger to plunge on the trigger and connect the electrical pathways inside the camera and those synapse in your body to combine and preserve that image of epic surf we all drool over. This moment takes a millisecond, yet once ‘snapped’ it can be preserved forever.
SeSean Peggs grinds a liquid coping.