Ben Thouard (France) grew up in the south of France. His father was a sailor and taught him everything about the ocean. He discovered photography at the age of 15, his friends who surfed being his main subjects.
After learning photography basics in Toulon, Ben studied in a photography school in Paris then managed to achieve his dreams of travelling to Hawaii and shooting images. During the next couple of years, he travelled the world alongside professionals in search of photogenic landscapes and waves that have never been surfed before.
At 22, he decided to move to Tahiti. Ben quickly made Teahupo’o’s famous wave his backyard and his favourite place to shoot. Ben now dedicates a lot of his time shooting waves and ocean images that are displayed in Art Galleries.