Mick Fanning needs no introduction but his accomplice in this gallery, Jon Frank, might not be so familiar to you. Jon is more than just a lensman; although one of the best in the game with both still and moving images he is an artisan more than a button pusher. Not just a picture taker he is a poet too. A storyteller for these modern times, if you will.
A favorite of Fanning’s, Frank has joined Mick on many a mission around the map, and with the world going crazy for Teahupo’o Jon brings us this throwback collection of the three-time champ’s early and successful R & D missions to the end of the road. “Mick and I went for a week before the contest so that MF could practice at Teahupoo,” says Frank. “We did this for two years and it really helped Mick's confidence in heavy left handers. Now he is one of the best out there. I remember Kelly Slater in Hawaii in the early days staying for weeks after the circus left just to practice surfing at Pipe. I guess history has proven that was a good call too.”