By Jack English
When I was flying anywhere I would always go with two carry ons – my Canon 600mm inside a Lightware bag and my bodies, lenses and laptop inside a Tamarac bag. International flights I never had to worry about these bags being to big, but any domestic flights almost every airline has very strict rules on one bag only allowed to carry on in which had to meet size and weight guidelines. When I was checking in they would ask “how many carry ons” and I would always say, “one”. Then once to the gate when my section was being called I would always begin to worry – trying to sneak my second bag on board. I would have my 600 over one shoulder and always have that bag in between myself and the lady I had to hand my boarding pass to. On the other shoulder I would have my Tamrac bag on, but have it more so behind my back and out of sight. 9 times out of 10 this always worked, but on a few occasions I was pulled aside and told I would not be able to bring both bags onto the plane and that one needed to be checked in. I would then go into details explaining I am a professional photographer carrying over $30,000 worth of gear and I cannot afford to have some baggage handler carrying it.
By Jack English
…maybe was escorted out by the men wearing the black shorts
“No life is finer than the surf life. No life is richer, no life is more fun, no life is sexier or dreamier. And again, no life has better people.” – Chas Smith
No surfers on this list (Kelly’s net worth is around $22 million) – Any pro surfer rolling in a Ferrari you would be considered a tool, but in skateboarding you would be considered cool…
“I have just got to a point where I am tired of digital. I don’t like having to deal with computers, photo shop, hard drives, cards, etc, etc. I am from the old school (film days) and I have just decided to go back to where my love of photography began. This may be just some weird fad or mid-life crisis I am going through, but I need to make myself happy and nobody else.” – Jack English
“Pretty stoked on this! I remember reading transworld buisness as a kid and thinking how cool it would be to have my name in the top 10 of the photogs.” – Corey Wilson
Based on the fact that the magazines tabulated are Surfing (which you work for) and Surfer Magazine in which you can see runner up Grant Ellis works for came in number 2 – go figure!
Keep undercutting everyone out there and you will stay at #01!
You can see this issue at CRE8 Magazine
“Otis Carey is suing Surfing Life magazine (and myself) for AU$200,000 for “defamation of character.” So, legally, this can no longer be ignored.” – Nathan Meyers
Full story at Tracks Magazine