MORGAN MAASSEN

One of my favorite views in the whole world… looking back at the mountains of Teahupoo, Tahiti.

One of my favorite views in the whole world… looking back at the mountains of Teahupoo, Tahiti.

beauty in chaos, water frozen for a split second.

beauty in chaos, water frozen for a split second.

This photo accidentally kicked off one of my favorite and most long-standing photo series, of slow shutter pans of the sea. I took this on a Nikon D300 when I was 19, and was first getting into photography. why the crazy colors? while riding my bike home from work, the strap broke on my camera which went tumbling on the cement. the camera was glitching like crazy, the lens was hanging off the mount, and it couldn’t meter anymore. I pointed it at the ocean which had a crazy sunset, took a photo as I patrolled the horizon, and this came out…

This photo accidentally kicked off one of my favorite and most long-standing photo series, of slow shutter pans of the sea. I took this on a Nikon D300 when I was 19, and was first getting into photography. why the crazy colors? while riding my bike home from work, the strap broke on my camera which went tumbling on the cement. the camera was glitching like crazy, the lens was hanging off the mount, and it couldn’t meter anymore. I pointed it at the ocean which had a crazy sunset, took a photo as I patrolled the horizon, and this came out…

The Waterhole of Fleicheras, Brazil. Behind this tiny fishing village, the sand dunes would fill up with water during the rainy season. Every afternoon, the local children would come out and slide down the dunes in their home-made toboggans, having a blast while cooling off from the extreme equatorial heat.

The Waterhole of Fleicheras, Brazil. Behind this tiny fishing village, the sand dunes would fill up with water during the rainy season. Every afternoon, the local children would come out and slide down the dunes in their home-made toboggans, having a blast while cooling off from the extreme equatorial heat.

Dylan Rieder, wall-riding in Sri Lanka.

Dylan Rieder, wall-riding in Sri Lanka.

The road to Northern California…

The road to Northern California…

Beach days in Hawaii…

Beach days in Hawaii…

sunset in Mattole Valley.

sunset in Mattole Valley.

Island perfection. Moorea, Tahiti.

Island perfection. Moorea, Tahiti.

Beck, one of my absolute favorite musicians, at Austin City Limits Music Festival.

Beck, one of my absolute favorite musicians, at Austin City Limits Music Festival.

Snow storms in Whistler ❄️

Snow storms in Whistler ❄️

It was bigger than we though…. Outer Islands, Fiji.

It was bigger than we though…. Outer Islands, Fiji.

Xavier Rudd at the most divine waterhole in the Kimberly Mountains of Western Australia…

Xavier Rudd at the most divine waterhole in the Kimberly Mountains of Western Australia…

The view from my hotel window in France last week 

The view from my hotel window in France last week 

a narrow exit in Fiji…

a narrow exit in Fiji…