'Chippa. By Respondek' is part four in a series of independent photography essays. (120 page book)
During my existence as a surf photographer, I have had the opportunity to work with a whole bunch of professional surfers. Over the years, I have become great friends with a few, such as Chippa Wilson, Craig Anderson, Taj Burrow, Dion Agius, and pals. These days I work and travel with these guys almost exclusively.
In turn, my photo library of them is extensive, and although we have experienced a bunch of published success in editorial exposure and advertising campaigns, there’s still so much imagery that deserves a chance to shine. It’s great to have the opportunity to catalogue these into a complete and tangible art piece for people to enjoy.
This 120-page photo collection of the honest-to-god freak, free surfer Chippa Wilson, highlights the signature graceful acrobatics of the energetic surfer, bound together in pastel green.