Words by: Gero Lilleike
Photographs: Tim McKenna
You don’t need to be a photographer or even have any knowledge of the art to appreciate the power of an image, all that is needed are open eyes and an open mind. Whilst perusing one of my favorite website’s, www.clubofthewaves.com , I happened to come across some amazing images that I found quite fascinating, mainly due to the fact that I’ve never really seen or heard of the ’tilt-shift technique’ in photography before.
That said, the results the technique yielded in these particular shots are something to marvel at. What I love about these shots is the level of deception the photographer, Tim McKenna, has achieved. This achievment is largely attributed to the fact that the deception lies in the contradiction. The photographs were taken at Teahupoo in Tahiti, one of the world’s heaviest and death-defying waves, however, the photographs depict a miniature scene which can be perceived to be completely harmless and even playful at times but for the surfers who ride these waves, the reality is far more terrifying. Amazing photographs.