Editorial Photography:TIME Magazine, Los Angeles

Photo, Portrait - Editorial

Editorial Photography:TIME Magazine, Los Angeles

Clients: TIME

Production Services:

  • On Location Photography
  • On Location Video Capture
  • Post-Production Services
  • Pre-Production Logistics Planning
  • Production Crew & Equipment
  • Production: Creative Direction
  • Story Direction


One of our regular editorial clients, Time Magazine, asked us to produce a portrait and video package on the characters behind The Mavericks Surf Competition held near Los Angeles.. Legendary big wave surfer and Mavericks founder Jeff Clark was one of the subjects interviewed for the piece and Time needed a powerful portrait photograph of the icon. Click here to view our TIME reel.


Anyone can shoot a portrait of a surfer standing with his board at the beach. We decided to capture all the intensity and history on his face. We led Jeff through visualizing the paddle and bottom turns in the frigid ocean. The result was a portrait that revealed the striking gaze of one of the most amazing athletes of our generation.

Photographer’s Notes:

“Providing great photography and narrative videos is one of Corduroy Media’s specialties and we were happy to produce this content in our own backyard, just miles from our Los Angeles studio. ” – Sean Donnelly

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