As Ben Thouard releases his latest book, “Turbulences”, I am proud to share this short film I made, documenting him in the throughs of his creative process.
Ben Thouard is based out of Teahupo’o, Tahiti, where he spends the vast majority of his time and energy swimming under the waves, obsessing over the power and mystery of their extreme hydrodynamics. It’s no coincidence that this is considered the strongest wave in the world; his creative process is aimed at documenting the detail of their massive and violent explosions as they break overhead. Watching Ben work is akin to a Swiss watchmaker – there is so much precision in what he moves to capture, the end result is so finely tailored for the public in what he shares.
If you’d like to see more of Ben’s work, you can view his new website, social media, and purchase “Turbulences” via the links below:
benthouard.com • instagram.com/benthouard/
Direct/film/edit: Morgan Maassen
Music: "Eel Drip" by Penelope Trappes