Larry Moore
Shawn Parkin

Shawn Parkin

Bio coming soon

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Visit Shawn's website at, www.shawnparkin.com/


Matt Kurvin

Matt Kurvin

Matt Kurvin lives and surfs in Santa Cruz, California but was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. His unique view of the ocean and its surroundings can be attributed to growing up on the Gulf Coast.

“I spent a lot of time on the beach and in the water watching 6 inch waves peel, wishing I was small enough to ride them. I was never able to describe to people the way I saw things, especially in the ocean. It wasn’t until photography entered my world that I was finally able to do so.”

It’s Matt’s passion for the surf and for life which inspire him to capture moments he can share with others in rich, living colors and textures. Whether he’s photographing in his local beach town of Santa Cruz, California or traveling to spots far or near, his appreciation for the beauty in the world emanates through his work.

Visit Matt's website at, www.mattkurvin.com/


Ryan Craig

Ryan Craig

This is my sixth time submitting to the Follow the Light Foundation grant; I was chosen as a finalist in 2008 and 2012. I achieved one of my long-term goals this past year (2013) – briefly working for Transworld Surf Magazine as a staff photographer. Although this position was extremely…


Sarah Lee

Sarah Lee

From Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’i, Sarah Lee is incessantly glued to camera viewfinders, DaFiNs, and the sea. Her passion for photography, particularly underwater and surf photography was shaped by a childhood where she was constantly playing in and around the ocean. As a long-distance swimmer and surfer, her strength as an athlete in the ocean and tide allows her to capture swimmers and surfers in the special way she does beneath the sea.

Visit Sarah's website at, www.vivantvie.com/


Mike Smolowe

Mike Smolowe

Mike is an award winning Los Angeles commercial lifestyle photographer.

Select Clients include:

Nike, RedBull, Ripcurl, Skechers, Airwalk, The LA Times, Corbis Images, Creatures of Leisure, GQ, Surfing Magazine, Surfer Magazine, STAB, Hurley, BLISSS, Ben Trovato, MKTG, On Board Experiential, Aquatech Water Imaging Technologies, Grover Clothing, Wellen

Visit Mike's website at, www.msmolowe.com


Latest Happenings

  • A Night to Remember – FTL 2014 Ceremony

    The Follow the Light 2014 Awards Ceremony was a memorable occasion without a doubt. Don’t worry if you missed out, you can see the goodies here. View the photo slideshow

    Or, check out the Past Recipients Update Video Here.

  • Trevor Moran’s Year Abroad

    Trevor Moran speaks on his travels and accomplishments since winning the Grant in 2013, watch the video here.

  • Ryan Craig Wins 2014 Follow The Light!

    See the article here.