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TED GRAMBEAU
surf | waves | ocean | fashion | lifestyle | water | extreme location

Portrait: Ted Grambeau, image courtesy Trent Mitchell

Portrait: Ted Grambeau, image courtesy Trent Mitchell

Ted Grambeau is an internationally renowned surf adventure photographer. Shooting advertising, fashion and action in some of the most remote regions on the planet for the last 40 years. Exploring the globe for surf from the most unlikely areas like Iceland to Russia, Mozambique to Madagascar.

With a formal photographic background from RMIT University in Melbourne Australia and assisting legendary Magnum photographer Burt Glinn in New York, Ted’s style has a solid technical foundation. Combine this with the influence of photojournalism – capturing the integrity of a moment via the truth on an image.

Ted’s commercial clients range from Apple, Rip Curl, Speedo, Red Bull, Nikon, Quiksilver, Zoggs, Billabong, BMW and lifestyle brand Patagonia to name but a few. With experience as a waterman from years of photographing in surf in the impact zone, Ted now translates this knowledge to abstract water photography, fashion, advertising and editorial assignments in and around the water.


TED GRAMBEAU
b. 5th October 1954. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

FORMAL STUDIES
Illustrative Photography
RMIT University Melbourne, Australia.

EXPERIENCE
Life, observation and world travel - the journey.

INFLUENCERS
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastião Salgado, Burt Glinn, Walter Iooss, Howard Schatz, Art Brewer, Neil Davis, Peter Lindenberg.

EXHIBITIONS
The Surfer and the Mermaid - Australia        
Bleach Arts & Culture Festival - Gold Coast
Sealevel Pipeline Gallery - Hawaii
AFrame Gallery - California
Head On Photo Festival - Sydney
Stanley Street Gallery - Darlinghurst

BOOKS
‘Masters of Surf Photography - Ted Grambeau’
‘The Surfer and the Mermaid’

AMBASSADOR
AquaTech Waterhousing and Manfrotto.

GUEST SPEAKER (National/International)
Nikon, Apple and AquaTech Waterhousing.

CLIENTS (National/International)
30+ years of Professional Commercial Photography
Apple, Rip Curl, Billabong, Speedo, Quiksilver, Patagonia, BMW, Corona, Balter Brewers, Zoggs, Nikon, PhaseOne, Manfrotto - National Geographic, AquaTech Waterhousing, Canon, Valley Eyewear, Oakley, Dragon, Nev House, Needs Essential, The Potting Shed, The Lane, Aquadeus Swimwear - to name a few.

ADVENTURE EXPEDITIONS & MOVIES 1991 - 2016
1991 - 2016 Rip Curl ‘The Search’
1991 - Rip Curl ‘Searching for Tom Curren’
1994 - Beyond Boundaries
1995 - Rip Curl ‘Feral Kingdom
1999 - Quiksilver ‘The Crossing’
2001 - Billabong ’The Odyssey’
2005 - Rip Curl ’The Art of the Search’
BMW South Americas
2006 - Somewhere : 42 North Iceland
2006 - ’Shelter’ Chris Malloy
2011 - Rip Curl ‘Seven Ghosts’
Patagonia
2011 - Rip Curl ‘Tip 2 Tip’
2013 - Rip Curl Mick Fanning ‘Missing’
2015 - Point Break (the movie) - Tahiti

LOCATIONS (the ones that come to mind)
Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, Liberia, Morocco, Cape Verdi, Iceland, Easter Island, Chile, Azores Islands, Cannery Islands, Galapagos, Tahiti, US, Cook Islands, Fiji, PNG, Maldives, USSR, Russia, Japan, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Cuba, UK, Scotland, Norway, Svalbard, Reunion, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Mauritius, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Micronesia, Vietnam, Uganda, Rwanda, Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, Israel, France, Taiwan, Canada.

MAGAZINE COVERS 1977 - 2016
40 years of Professional Surf Photography
Numerous covers every year: Surfer Magazine - US publication, Surfing Life - Australian, Surfing - US, Surfing World - Australian, Surf Session - French, Carve - UK,
Surf - Portugal, Tres-60 - Spanish, Surfers Journal - US, Surf Europe, Zig Zag - South Africa, Inside Sport - Australian, Great Ocean Quarterly - Australian

EDITORIAL FEATURES (print/digital) 1985 - 2017
Numerous features every year
Surfer Magazine, Surfing Life, Surfing World Magazine, Surfing, Surf Session Publication, Carve, Surf Magazine, Tres-60, Surfers Journal, Surf Europe, Zig Zag, Inside Sport, Great Ocean Quarterly, Tracks, Blue, White Horses, Slow Magazine, Adventure Journal, Outside Magazine, Mens Health, Mens Journal, Monster Children, Communication Arts, Capture, Stab, Photo Review, Radical Surf Magazine, Stanford Magazine Stanford University, Swell and numerous surf photography platforms, Summersite, Empire Avenue, ESPN, The Lane and Staf Magazine, Canon, PhaseOne, AquaTech, Nikon, PDN (Photo District News) New York - Sports Photography, Communication Arts - Landscape/Seascape Photography.

IN PRINT (hard cover/paperback/magazine)
Tip 2 Tip, The Reverse V, Focus on Australia - Lumix, Surfing Life Swimwear Issues (annually), Surfers Journal, Surf for your life Mick Fanning by Tim Baker, Chain of Fire Surfing World, Parko + Friends, Transmission Surfing World, Ocean Surfing Life, Red Bull, Switch Foot, Rip Curls 25th Anniversary Book, Graphic U.S., Teahupoo Surfing Life, Australian’s Century of Surf.