Storm Surfer by Morgan Maassen in Maqai island, Fiji

Name:Morgan Maassen

Several years back my best mates and i sailed around fiji. after we finished, we went to camp on this microscopic little island on the eastern brim of the fiji that we were certain had good waves, considering the setups we saw earlier that month. this was the first day of our arrival, and we were greeted by fun, junky surf. i surfed for a bit, then decided to jump in the water to shoot some underwater photos. Right as i got to the lineup, the craziest storm materialized overhead and made the water glow like i had never seen before. my friend Trevor Gordon passed me by, and this made the photo that kickstarted my career.

Name: Morgan Maassen

Where was ‘storm surfer’ taken? Maqai island, Fiji

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Place you live? Los Angeles, California

Can you sum up LA? Los Angeles is a dense, sprawling mess of city but filled with rich nooks of culture, business, and activity. from the perfect beaches of Malibu to the funky old Korea Town, it has so many unique pockets of beauty that every day there is something new to explore.

Occupation: photographer and filmmaker

Preoccupation: graphic designer

A perfect day? Wake up, surf in Malibu, hike in the hills, play tennis, meetings in the city, a photo shoot someplace interesting, and dinner and an art show.

What is the best thing about your spot? The amount of young people doing interesting things.

What is the worst? traffic

What would be surprising about this place to an outsider? how easy it is to navigate the city

A place you want to visit before you die? Socotra

Who are three of your favorite photographers right now? Elliot Erwitt, Zoriah, and anything on Atlantic’s In Focus.


Name:Morgan Maassen

City:Maqai island

Best place to eat?

Nobu Sushi, Malibu

Best place to drink?

Abbot Kinney

Local Tip?

Do not plan on using the freeways between 8-10am and 5-8pm. 🙂

For the visitor?

Check out Pasadena for it’s art shows!