Who Shot That: Ted Grambeau

The world’s most traveled surf photographer peels out his favorite photos.

If you've ever fallen into Ted Grambeau's orbit you would've experienced a kind and gentle man with a travel fever that still burns, even after 30 years on the road.

I've known Ted since I first swung into the surf mag game and it's rare to find Ted at the small Gold Coast apartment he calls home. From the early days in Indonesia to west Africa and Micronesia, Ted is a pioneer of the best sort. He never names. He never tramples the places he's come to shoot.

Ted is a photographer in the style of Cartier-Bresson, his favourite as it happens, whose life goal goes beyond money (he has none) but to create images that… speak.

"Photography is a way of sharing your experiences but through your own creative signature," he says. "And that's why I love Henri Cartier-Bresson and Sebastian Selgado. They capture real moments and they have their signatures all over it."