You would think that after a half-century of surfing’s popularity that there would be few new ways to make your mark as a photographer. Okay, maybe you wouldn’t think that, but I did. Australian Ray Collins, though, looked past board riders to focus on the power of the ocean itself, and his singular work is so compelling we featured him in issue 06 of Adventure Journal.

Now Collins has partnered with Armand Dijcks to create a series of cinemagraphs—hybrids between photographs and videos—each one constructed from a single still image. How Dijcks turns static to motion, I’m not quite sure, but I really don’t want to peek behind the curtain because I’m enjoying the magic.


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Steve Casimiro is the editor of Adventure Journal. Follow him on Instagram at @stevecasimiro.