GAPS SABUERO : SURF PHOTOGRAPHY | STILL AND MOTION
REDBULL ILLUME 2016 IMAGE QUEST FINALIST PART OF THE TOP 55 ACTION SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE WORLD, TOP 5 IN MASTERPIECE CATEGORY
SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2017 NATIONAL WINNER
SURF/UNDERWATER CINEMATOGRAPHER FOR AWARD WINNING FILM “SIARGAO THE MOVIE” DIRECTED BY PAUL SORIANO
I’ve never been to Indo, Tahiti, Aus or the North Shore,
nor have i slid, swam and took pictures of 20 foot slabs,
big waves and those barrelling beach breaks in France.
Siargao is home; everything I could hope for I have here,
Perfect warm water tubes and the ocean’s abundance is just across the street.
The pacific has taught me so much,
In return i show my gratitude by strengthening my being
so I can make people feel the ocean’s glory thru my still and moving imagery.
This craft I consider a sword I will never stop to sharpen
has given me the most amazing experiences by far.
With it, i have been making imagery for publications,
product lines to airline companies
and film for commercial advertising to full length movies.
I am blessed despite challenges
being an surf/underwater filmmaker/photographer in a third world country,
swimming against rivers of currents and taking heavy pacific water in the head,
so far, I have managed putting food in my table
I have survived and lived a fulfilling life at the same time
I owe the ocean and Siargao Island everything I am
that’s why nothing beats fulfilment in doing it for them.
I know the world is wide and there’s also lots of waves around to score
Maybe soon I’ll be in Indo, Tahiti, Aus and Hawaii to explore