Photo by Christian McLeod Photography.

Shooting the Surf – with Christian McLeod Photography

Shooting the Surf – with Christian McLeod Photography

 

Christian McLeod has been mesmerized by the lens since his early days – and in the last three years he has climbed (fictive…) mountains to evolve from your average Joe to a professional photographer.

His photography has produced some fine pictures, and some of his best work has been captured in his country of origin: Ireland.

 

Ireland. Wrong-sided.
Ireland. Wrong-sided.

We had a chat with Christian:

Hi Christian! Tell us a little bit about yourself.

CM: I’m 21 years old. American/Irish. Adventurer. Engineer. Ocean lover…? Always find it hard to explain myself….

 

Sunset. Photo: Christian McLeod Photography
Sunset. Photo: Christian McLeod Photography

 

How did you first get interested in photography?

CM: I guess it was a long time coming. My mum handed me an old film camera when I was 8 years old, and I took my first photograph – but then I only picked up a camera permanently when I was 18. It hasn’t left my sight since.

 

Another Irish beauty. Photo by Christian McLeod Photography.
Another Irish beauty. Photo by Christian McLeod Photography.

 

Do you surf?

CM: I surely do. Although it’s getting harder and harder picking the times I surf over the times I shoot. I end up surfing on the Onshore mush days.

 

What is your favorite surf spot?

CM: My favourite spot? pfft, couldn’t say. I would be shot. But there are so many different waves in Ireland and I think I love pretty much all of them, they all have their own moods and looks. Keeps me looking…

 

Stunning view. Photo by Christian McLeod Photography.
Stunning view. Photo by Christian McLeod Photography.

 

If you could choose any surf spot in the world.. where would you go?

CM: I would love to see Shipsterns (Tasmania, Aus) just to see the scale of that monster beneath that mammoth cliff. Skeleton Bay would be another on the list.

 

Tubed. Photo by Christian McLeod Photography.
Tubed. Photo by Christian McLeod Photography.

 

Where can Superstoked readers see more of your work?

CM: I’m over on Facebook at Christian McLeod Photography, and pretty new to Instagram, uploading photos couples times a day @christianmcld. Then there’s my site which has my portfolio, feel free to check that out, http://www.cmcleod.com/ …. but other than that, just keep our eyes on the magazines, I have some work here and there.

 

Huge. Photo by Christian McLeod Photography.
Huge. Photo by Christian McLeod Photography.

 

Surf on over to Christian’s website and check out his work – it is brilliant.