Who is Steve Sherman?
Since the late 80’s Sherman’s trademark moody black and white photos have broken new ground in a field where bright front-lit color was the standard. Drawing on the influences of portrait photographer Mark Seliger (Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair) and the unrestrained creative grit of the skateboard world, Sherman’s surf star portraits and lifestyle photography explore uncharted realms of behind-the-scenes journalistic presence, chronicling the back-room stories and capturing the visual drama of surfing’s heroes more intimately than previously thought possible.
“I shoot images I do because I’m a surfer for life, passionate about music, and a big fan of pro surfing,” says Sherm. The series titled Steve Sherman Black and White is the first in a series of Billabong Photographer Series T-shirts. “I’m truly stoked and honored,” says Sherman. “I’ve had a long-standing relationship with Billabong and I’m happy to see this in conjunction with the brand. From Occy to Andy Irons, I have always been in awe of Billabong’s talented and photogenic crew of team-riders.”
Sherman, whose body of work stretches over two decades and thousands of images, collaborated on the selection of unique images with the Billabong Design department.
The collection, which is available in stores now through May, consists of 4 images ranging from a Mark Occhilupo portrait Occy ’97, to a unique landscape titled O-side Surfboard Graveyard.
“This is my first t-shirt series ever,” says Sherman. It represents me and celebrates my love for surfing and photography.”
To view the complete collection or watch a video of Sherman describing the images himself, select the link below.