UGE Tan isn’t really interested in fame but perversely relies upon recognition to survive. What he has achieved is elevating repetition into an enviable lifestyle.
Every day Uge gets up at dawn and snaps the same stretch of sand before posting it out on the internet and cheering up thousands of desk jockeys, most of whom have probably never been to Bondi. In return some may wander into his gallery and hand over the dollars for a limited edition print.
Here comes the rub, they’re not just purchasing a print, they’re a buying into a physical slice of that daily enthusiasm for the beach, the surf and the endless intricacies created by angles and light. I’m sure we’d all like to live like that, to appreciate and find inspiration in what is on the surface essentially a mundane routine punctuated by moments of stop-press beauty.
All you need is a camera and some spirit, but being a pioneer and a lens-laden Canon ambassador certainly helps.
With two events already down the “Dream Tour” is well underway for 2014.
Ferg talks about his eclectic quiver of surfboards before putting them through their paces in some of the best waves the North Atlantic has to offer
Internationally renowned filmmaker Kepa Acero comes to Cornwall to host a very special event as part of the Approaching Lines Festival.
Sandy barrels beat the grind hands-down but the heartbeat of competition never stops pulsing.
A Dublin fire fighter and his obsession with Ireland’s biggest and deadliest wave.