Rita Goldfarb

Oregon, USA

Years in surf photography: 1 year

Favorite Lens: sigma art 35mm 1.4

Instagram: @rgoldphotos

Photography website: www.rgoldphotography.com

What inspired you to take photos in the the water? I was inspired by the local surf photographers in Tofino, while living on Vancouver Island. There’s a handful of amazing artists and they all portray the same area and surfers so uniquely. I just saw what they were doing and fell in love with it. You can’t capture movement and the angles like that without being in the water. So I just kept practicing and dreaming until shooting from in the water became a reality for me.

What is your favorite time of day to take photos? Sunrise. I’m a morning person. If you’re shooting with me I always bring coffee and lots of it!

Favorite surf photography story? Recently I had my first collision with my friend, Hannah. It was our last time shooting together for the summer as well. I knew it was about to happen, but couldn’t look away or stop clicking my shutter… I was sort of frozen in curiosity.

How has your photography life in the water affected the rest of your life on land? I’m a pretty big homebody and love my alone time. But I’d say I’m a lot more social these days because of all the great people I am meeting and shooting with as of late. I’m so thankful for all the amazing people I am meeting through my work and art.

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