Press Releases and Articles
I’ve been very fortunate to have gotten a lot of press over the years. April 9, 2014 a really great article written about my techniques was written by CNN and featured on their front page and their travel front page as well. I was very honored to work with such a great journalist Maggie who put the story all together. Read the most recent CNN article here.
Additionally, below are just a few of the articles and prints that have been published in the last year. Click on the tab on the left to read more about each piece.
Please check back for more updates and thank you for all the support.
AquaTech (June 2013)Recently was honored by being sponsored by one of the best water housing companies on the planet, AquaTech. I couldn't be more proud to be associated with such an awesome company that carry the best equipments for surf photography. Thanks guys! [nggallery id=1]
CNN (May 2012)CNN iReport, CNN Photo of the day, Travel Photo of the day. This was one a huge boost for me, I literally received thousands of views and hundreds of followers in a matter of a few hours. They featured me on their website, on their FB page, on their Instagram Page, and even their twitter feed. Big Mahalo CNN.
The Inertia (July 2012)The Inertia is one of my favorite surfing websites that have amazing and talented contributors like Gerry Lopez, Kelly Slater, Evan Slater, Jeff Flindt and so many more. It was a truly unexpected honor for me to be one of their 'featured artist'. Since then, I've been a regular contributor writing about waves, to bodysurfing experiences I've had.
Amazing Pics (Sept 2012)Recently, I was honored by a contact from a website I've been following for a long time time calledMost Amazing Pics. Their website features the most incredible photos from all over the world. I received so many great emails and inquiries about my artwork. Thanks for this awesome article.
Innov8 Magazine - Hawaii (Aug 2012)Innov8 Magazine - Recently used one of my turtle images for their back page double spread (inside). I received a free airline voucher for the image, so I was pretty happy about that. Thanks Go Airline!
LA Times Photography (Sept 2012)LA Times Photography are news photographers, journalism, and video and multimedia members that cover Los Angeles Times. They mentioned my work recently to their 250,000 followers on twitter. Mahalo
SurferLiving (Sept 2012)SurferLiving has been very supportive of me. They recently wrote and featured a nice gallery about me on their site. This also posted my photos on their Instagram page and their Facebook fan page. However, I must admit the best thing about SurfingLiving was their travel service. I used them to book my hotels in Brazil and Peru. They had better rates than all the other websites out there (expedia, kayak, hotels.com, etc..) Ironically, I stumbled across this site because I wanted to use their services for our South America adventure. Since that's what they specialize in, finding great travel deals for surfing adventures. A perfect match. Mahalo guys!
Ashton Kutcher (Sept 2012) So a few days ago I start seeing so many new followers on my FB Fan page I didn't know where they were coming from. There were hundreds of new followers which was great but how did they find me? A few hours later a friend re-tweeted Ashton Kutcher's tweet. He wrote, "Is this finally the perfect wave bit.ly/SgZeXT ?" It directed them to my Colossal article that was written a week earlier. I didn't think it was the real Ashton, so I double checked the profile. Sure enough it had the little blue check mark verifying it was him, along with his 12.5 million followers. He also posted it on his facebook fan page (17 million followers). What a cool guy for him to do that. I know he's the spokesperson for Nikon, that was truly an honor. (I wonder if he knows I'm a Canon guy?) Thanks Ash.
Hypeness - Brazil! (Sept 2012)I love Brazil, in fact my wife and I will be traveling there in a couple months, thanks to my kickstarter project. So when heard that hypeness website published a very nice article about my art and my photos, I was very happy. This site is so cool and I have seen it posted by many others on FB prior to my article.
ZILLA Online Magazine (Sept 2012)A very cool and hip website featured me called ZILLA Online Magazine . The article spoke of my unique wave photography here. They also have a cool Facebook fan page. Their site has a lot of great reviews and unique content for art lovers. Mahalo ZILLA!
People - China! (Oct 2012)I was shocked to find out my photos was featured on this site called The People. Apparently, they are like the Yahoo News of China. They featured me here, I'm still unsure what it says, I hope it's all good stuff :-). 謝謝您
Arte Manifiesto Mag - Spain (Oct 2012)Arte Manifiesto Mag is a Spanish online magazine, that focuses on art and photography. I'm very honored they did an article about me and my work. Mucho Gracias Amigos.
The Daily Mail - UK (Oct 2012)I'm very honored that the daily mail - UK wrote an article about me a few days ago. They interviewed me online and posted the article here. Thank you guys, I really appreciate this.
Kulturologiya - Russia (Oct 2012)An awesome website that showcases art, design, architecture, fashion and more. They wrote an article about my photos that brought in a ton of new fans from Russia to my site and to my FB Fan Page. I'm deeply honored and I appreciate the exposure on your site. Привет моим новым русским друзьям! Я знаю, что такой придурок..
DesignWorks - Japan (Oct 2012)I'm proud to write that a Japanese website called Design Works. I was wondering when and if my own people (I'm half Japanese) would write about my photography. Here's the article that was featured on their site. This will surely make my mother proud, she can brag I'm on a Japanese site now, I know that I'm very happy. Mahalo あなたに私の日本の友人に感謝し..
Pixinfo - Hungary (Oct 2012)Hungarian website Pixinfo is a hip and cool website for the photography lovers. They have all the latest camera info and a lot of gear reviews and also lots of great articles - A very nice article (I'm guessing since I can't read Hungarian, was written about me. here. I'm so stoked website from all over the world like Hungary is featuring me on their page. As always, I'm so grateful. Mahalo Köszönöm magyar barátaimmal vagyok, mélyen boldog a kedvességét...
I’Espresso – Italia (Oct 2012)Italian website I’Espresso recently interviewed me and posted a great article on their site about my photos. My step father Graziano Sanesi is from Italy so I was extremely excited to share this with him and my Zia (aunty). Grazie I’Espresso, mia moglie e ho in programma di visitare il vostro bel paese l'anno prossimo.
GoPro (Oct 2012)A surprising plug from GoPro’s FaceBook Page. They used one of my YouTube video instructing people how to use Twixtor Software and Final Cut Pro. I wish they would plugged my website, but I can’t be greedy, it was nice for them to post the video on their 3 million follower website! I got a ton of YouTube subscribes, haha. I’m happy, thanks GoPro, can’t wait to use the new GoPro 3!
Sailing & Travel - Italia (Nov 2012)Italian website Sailing and Travel recently interviewed me and featured me on their website. With a pretty lengthy interview, I mentioned my father a couple times and a few things as far as what inspired me. This very cool Sailing & Travel Magazine was very patient with my schedule and very kind to post this article. Thanks Sailing & Travel!
Photography Tips For Beginners – China (Nov 2012)Photography Tips For Beginners, the site is pretty self-explanatory, and it’s in Chinese! (so cool). I’ve been waiting for this website to publish this article for a few weeks. I don’t know why I’m been so anxious about this interview being published, but I guess it’s because I want to help people. The Chinese are so awesome and for a popular website like this to feature me on their website is a true honor. The editor Alex asked me a ton of questions, and I gave him long detailed answers to each question. I received a lot of new eager fans wanting to learn more about photography. I’m always willing to help people if I have the time. I will never be too good or too proud to help anyone. I’m just a regular guy who enjoys photography like the rest of us. Thanks again Photography Tips for Beginners, I’m very very happy about this interview being featured on your site..
Digital Photographer Magazine - Ukraine (Sept 2012)Evgeniy Zubenko the editor in chief emailed me asking if I would like to be featured in their popular photography magazine called Digital Photographer. I agreed and completed their interview which will be printedin their next publication (Oct Issue) with a 12 page dedication to my art and my interview, I'm very honored and privileged, thanks guys!