Photographer Alberto Guglielmi has been a
surfer much of his life. While a successful photographer by
trade, he is always a surfer through and through. Alberto’s
own passion serves as the inspiration for his new portrait
series, entitled “A Surfer’s DNA.” The series will provide a
visual allegory for the change that occurs when someone
becomes a surfer: it doesn’t just affect your life, it becomes
part of your DNA.
A surfer’s relationship to the ocean is
deeply personal; they learn to live in, love, and respect it.
The board becomes an extension of one’s self—the means by
which they make this connection to the water, both
physically and spiritually. Alberto will indicate this by
photographing his exceptional subjects with surfboard fins
placed on the body to symbolize that in or out of the water,
24 hours a day, a surfer’s tie to the ocean is always present.