'Dion. By Respondek' is part one in a series of independent photography essays.

During my charmed 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 Dion Agius, Taj Burrow, Craig Anderson, 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 compilation of high-impact moments features the unique style and energetic flair of Dion, bound together in a pastel pink colour theme.