Tatsuo Takei

Originating from the very landlocked metropolis of Osaka, Japan, Tatsuo Takei first witnessed single fin longboarding whilst studying in California, mesmerised by the locals hanging their toes and doing big sweeping turns. After chance encounters with legends LeRoy Grannis and Joel Tudor, Takei decided that it was his destiny to document the longboarders of Southern California in pristine 35mm film photographs. And for well over a decade he has been doing just that, shooting some of the most enduring surf photographs of the 2000s.