Black & White Challenge: Todd Glaser

Five days of monochrome with @toddglaser

The #BWchallenge invites photographers to nominate one another to post a five-part series of black and white shots. The goal? To dig deep and flood Instagram feeds with monochrome gold. A few members of the SURFER team were nominated and have been pulling some gems out of their extensive archives. If you haven’t yet, now’s the time to start following these amazing photographers. We’ll kick things off with the work of SURFER Staff Photographer Todd Glaser (@toddglaser).

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DAY 1: “I’m honored and graciously accept the #bwchallenge by my good friend and big image capturing inspiration Thomas Campbell. For Day 1, Photo 1, I am showing this portrait of Craig Anderson from Mexico. For the next five days I will be posting one B&W image per day.”

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DAY 2: “Day 2 of the #bwchallenge is a photo of Mikala Jones from Central America. We surfed this right sandbar for almost a week that howled offshore all day everyday. Here Mikala was a bit too deep but you can see the tube monster about to get him.”

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DAY 3: “Day 3 of the #bwchallenge brings us this photo of Joel Tudor on the North Shore of Oahu. We’d shot quite a bit of water the previous few days so I thought it would be fun to mix it up and see what we could get from the land with my Hassy. This was one of my favorite images from the whole winter.”

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DAY 4: “Day 4 of the #bwchallenge is a photo shot near home of Rob Machado. It was a beautiful, sunny, windless afternoon with a killer little left sandbar doing it’s thing. As soon as the sun began to set and the light turned golden, a big bank of fog came in.”

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DAY 5: “Thanks again to Thomas Campbell for the #bwchallenge this week. It was a lot of fun going through and picking images. For the parting shot I present this image of my wife Jenna Glaser walking down the streets of Rome at sunset. It’s been real, it’s been fun, it’s been real fun!”