The images for the Protect Our Waves Petition campaign were taken by award-winning photographer Spencer Murphy (http://www.spencermurphy.co.uk/) who again very generously donated his time and services to support the POW petition campaign.
Spencer lives and works in London, dividing his time between creating his own artwork, taking on photographic commissions and lecturing on photography at University College Falmouth. He has contributed to many magazines, including The Guardian Weekend, The Sunday Telegraph – Seven Magazine, The New Statesman, Monocle and Wired. His portraits have also appeared in such publications as Rolling Stone Magazine, GQ and Dazed and Confused. He has exhibited throughout Europe and North America and was named as one of the Hyeres Festival’s emerging photographers of 2008. He was also included in the National Portrait Gallery Photographic Portrait Prize (now Taylor Wessing) exhibition in 2006, 2008 and 2009. His work has also been acquired for the NPG’s Pemanent Collection.
Awards: Sony World Photography Awards, shortlisted 2010 / Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, selected 2009,2008 and 2006 / AOP Photography Awards Bronze Award 2009 / Creative Review Photo Annual, selected 2009 and 2007 / AOP Bursary, winner 2006 / Creative Review-Creative Futures, commended 2006 / The Magenta Foundation, emerging photographers, winner 2006 / Metro Imaging Bursary, winner 2002
As part of their pro-bono (free of any charge) support for SAS, M&C Saatchi generously developed and created the campaign imagery for the our Protect Our Waves petition. The creative, which spans print, digital and online, features three apocalyptic surfing associated images, featuring a coffin, noose and graveyard concept. The three straplines are ‘No Waves . No Surf’, ‘Surfing 1890 – 2013’ and ‘What if the next wave never comes?’. The work was created by Andrew Long and James Millers, and photographed by Spencer Murphy.