Sailing Calendar Photographers

The J/Sailing Calendar could not exist without the extraordinary talents and artistry exhibited by this years' contributors of sailing photography.  From all over the world, this group of sailing photographers, many of whom are world renowned, award-winning photo-journalists, have experienced everything you could ever imagine to get "the perfect shot".

Many of these now grace the pages of this year's J/Sailing Calendar.  Shooting great sailboat photos takes extraordinary skill, timing and a bit of luck-- call it serendipity or perseverance, all of them can tell you that getting tossed around in small rubber inflatable boats (RIBS) or dangling out of helicopters on windy days can often be dangerous. But, when they get that perfect photograph, they know it.

It is through their work that we can enjoy the beauty of sailing as seen by their perspective on what makes a great sailing photo- the composition and interplay of light, contrast, waves, wind, clouds, sky, the landscape and seascape and how the sailboats themselves perform on the sea.  We consider ourselves fortunate to have such broad range of J's sailing off some of the world's most beautiful harbors and sea coasts, some of them have been beautifully captured by these remarkable photographers.  Please "meet" this year's J/Sailing Calendar photographers below and enjoy their work.

Bio ChapiChapi

Gonzalo Gomez Gomara, a.k.a. "Chapi", from Santander, Spain, started photography in 2006 after a severe knee injury prevented him playing professional sports. His sailing work started after a spectacular sunset sail on a little sailboat in Santander Bay. He recently published a book, "Santander- Luz del Norte" and is widely published in major sailing publications worldwide. See his work:

Ingrid AberyIngrid Abery

Ingrid cut her sailing photographic teeth chasing the 18ft skiff fleet down Sydney harbor in a helicopter in a feisty 26 knot Nor’Easter. The sea is her office and the race course a blank canvas each morning. Ingrid, though based in Chelsea, London, spends much of her time photographing yacht races in Europe, Australia, the US and Caribbean. Her portfolio encompasses event organizers, sponsors such as Rolex, brochure clients and individuals.

Bio TimWright origTim Wright

Tim was living on his 34 ft sailing boat in the Caribbean and started to photograph yachts as a means of survival. Today he spends winters afloat in the Caribbean. Over recent years he's been active at regattas in the UK and the Med.  Sailors recognize his unique style; where other photographers shoot from larger boats Tim works from a tiny inflatable-- this gives him incredible maneuverability, allowing him to get close to the action.

Bio DanielForsterDaniel Forster

Since 1974, Daniel has covered ten America’s Cups and ten Olympic Games. Daniel’s photos have been on covers of magazines worldwide, including TIME more than once. Maxi-sailors Bill Koch & Larry Ellison have commissioned him for books documenting their passion for sailing. Daniel is a Rolex Yachting events photographer and has been engaged by corporations to document their participation in various world events, including the Volvo Ocean Race.

Bio PaulTodd 02Paul Todd

Paul Todd is a former professional sailor/sail maker and a founding member of Outside Images agency back in 1992. He spends his time traveling around the world shooting regattas and sailing offshore for commercial clients. Paul was the official photographer for the 2013 Louis Vuitton Trophy and the official photographer for the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race . Paul's most recent assignment was for Louis Vuitton, covering the entire 2013 America's Cup in San Francisco.

Bio RickTomlinsonRick Tomlinson

Rick specializes in yacht racing and advertising photography. He made his name capturing the Southern Ocean at its most treacherous from the decks of various yachts in the Whitbread Round the World Race, starting in 1985 with photos from DRUM published in Yachting World and Seahorse. He finished his 4 Race Whitbread career with a commission from National Geographic.  Rick works from Cowes and is currently Official Photographer for Team SCA- the all female team in the next Volvo Ocean Race..

Meredith Block- sailing photographerMeredith Block

Meredith first started sailing dinghies when she was a young girl.  A graduate from University of Michigan, Meredith abandoned a career in restaurant and office management after rediscovering her love of sailing and her love for photography.  Meredith has been published in dozens of publications around the world, and currently works as Staff Photo-grapher for the sport’s most widely read news & information website, Sailing

Jesus Renedo- sailing photographer from Palma Mallorca, SPainJesus Renedo

Jesús has been sailing since he was a kid, first with his parents 25 ft sailboat in the North of Spain and later as crew in many different boats. Always with a camera on-hand, he is also a scuba diving instructor and underwater photographer. In 2006 he decided to  focus only in photography and since them he has been taking photos in many big regattas, with some of the best teams and boats of the regatta circuit. He lives in Palma Mallorca, Spain.


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