In 1991, driven by his passion for big waves, Bruno came to Hawaii where he now resides. A few years later in 1994, he bought his first camera to film his surf sessions. At that time, he worked in construction, which allowed him to save enough money to be able to also buy a water housing for his camera. From there, he started capturing images in the water, which, in the 90’s, wasn’t very common.
Bruno saw an opportunity to start a career in surf photography and he began filming and photographing some of the biggest and most dangerous waves in the world, at same time, the market for video productions and surf magazines were beginning to become more prominent. From there, Bruno’s career took off, quickly gaining recognition in the surfing world as both a photographer and filmmaker. Today, after 25 years of experience in the field, Bruno is seen as a reference in the world of surf photography.
After growing up watching his dad working as a photographer, at the age of 17, Keale Lemos, started borrowing his dad’s equipment to try to get images from in the water. It didn’t take long for Keale to start getting amazing photos, quickly showing that he had a natural talent for the trade. From the beginning of his career, Keale looked to specialise in the water, using wide angle lenses to get as close to the action as possible and find alternative angles to shoot from in the water.
What began for Keale as an excuse to be in the water and work with his passion which was surfing, soon became a love for photography and art which ultimately lead him to go after new areas of photography.
For both Keale and Bruno, living on the north shore of Oahu really helped them establish themselves as photographers. They consider there home to be a natural photo studio and aside from it being their profession, Bruno and Keale see photography as a passion and a way to maintain the simple lifestyle that they love.