Photographer Mark Ley was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii. Growing up on the beach and surrounded by it’s many cultures, he developed an affinity for all aspects of the waterman lifestyle. From surfing and diving, to sailing and lifeguarding, he embraces all aspects of the sun, sand and ocean.
Mark’s own journey as a documenter of these lifestyles has taken him around the world and through many artistic mediums. From film to video, Marks goal has always been to capture and share the waterman’s point of view. Those emotional moments that explain the deep passion this culture has developed and why they keep them coming back.