Tofino Photographer Jeremy Koreski
I just point and shoot,” states Tofino photographer Jeremy Koreski
when asked how he manages his incredible images. The 24 year old lensman
grew up in Tofino, and began his career taking shots of friends surfing.
After a two-year stint studying photography in Vancouver and traveling
through Europe and Australia, Koreski moved back to his hometown to
seriously pursue his career.
Forward two years: “I have a better idea what I’m doing
now, taking into consideration more influences,” says Koreski,
citing sharp shooters Jon Frank and Scott Aichner as mentors. While
his colleagues charge ten-foot reef breaks chasing their shots, Koreski
faces ten-foot wave sets in wind driven snow off some of the gnarliest
coastline that Canada has to offer.
Although best known for his surfing photos, Koreski’s limited
edition landscapes reflect his love of the outdoors and are undeniably
successful with both locals and tourists.
Koreski began shooting his video debut, Numb, which he also directed,
edited and produced, in September 2001. The surf & snowboard video
follows five friends from Tofino surfing and snowboarding year round
in what would be considered, by most, dire weather conditions. What
is unique about Numb is Koreski’s legitimately local perspective.
Despite the popularity of surf culture thanks to Hollywood fluff flicks,
Koreski hasn’t dumbed it down for his rapidly growing audience.
Expect to be left somewhat aghast and absolutely impressed.
Numb premieres on Oct. 5 2002 at the Tofino Legion.
The video can be purchased at Storm Surf or at Jeremy’s website www.jeremykoreski.com.
For more of Jeremy Koreski’s images, view our photo
gallery or his
website at www.jeremykoreski.com