“It took me 30 years to get the best shot of my life,” says Hawaiian surf photographer Bielmann, referring to this photo, taken in August 2011, of California surfer Nathan Fletcher at the bottom of a 30-foot wave at Teahupoo, Tahiti’s most famous break
Brian Bielmann Photography This is already my most published photo, here it is again in the new Outside magazine on the stands monday. Tahiti,Nathan Fletcher !
Now, this is an incredible photo: Brian Bielmann captured Nathan Fletcher moments before obliteration at Teahupoo during last year's Code Red swell. Fletcher subsequently picked up the gong for 'Ride Of The Year' and 'Monster Tube' at the 2012 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards held this evening.
Nathan Fletcher - Teahupo'o Code Red - BRIAN BIELMANN | award winning surf photographer / humbled in the tunnel
This just doesn’t get old. Nathan Fletcher, hovering on the brink of darkness, Chopes. Photo: Brian Bielmann