October 16, 2015 - Long Beach, CA - Images of Peter "PT" Townend for The Surfer's Journal.  Model is Megan Felix. 
This is a feature about Peter "PT" Townend for The Surfer's Journal.  PT was the first world champion of surfing.  He is still heavily involved with the sport.  His latest and biggest endeavor is working to seed professional surfing in China.  
When researching the project, I kept thinking PT needs an intern.  Then, I wondered what their relationship would be like.  How would she tolerate his squirrelly personality?  The framework of the project was built around these ideas.  The color pink and the World Champion trophy were both key elements needed in the images as well.  The color pink comes from his mother's advice to wear bright colors during 1970s surfing contests so he could be easily seen.  He continues with this love of pink today, owning pink shoes, shirts, jackets, watches and surfboards.  The trophy, not only because he's the first World Champ, but also because he received it long after he was awarded the title.  The first five champs never received trophies.  Pro surfer Kelly Slater recently gave PT the trophy during a pro surfing awards ceremony.  
The magazine article is due out April 2016.  
Mandatory Credit: Sean DuFrene/seandufrene.com

October 16, 2015 - Long Beach, CA - Images of Peter "PT" Townend for The Surfer's Journal. Model is Megan Felix. This is a feature about Peter "PT" Townend for The Surfer's Journal. PT was the first world champion of surfing. He is still heavily involved with the sport. His latest and biggest endeavor is working to seed professional surfing in China. When researching the project, I kept thinking PT needs an intern. Then, I wondered what their relationship would be like. How would she tolerate his squirrelly personality? The framework of the project was built around these ideas. The color pink and the World Champion trophy were both key elements needed in the images as well. The color pink comes from his mother's advice to wear bright colors during 1970s surfing contests so he could be easily seen. He continues with this love of pink today, owning pink shoes, shirts, jackets, watches and surfboards. The trophy, not only because he's the first World Champ, but also because he received it long after he was awarded the title. The first five champs never received trophies. Pro surfer Kelly Slater recently gave PT the trophy during a pro surfing awards ceremony. The magazine article is due out April 2016. Mandatory Credit: Sean DuFrene/seandufrene.com

 October 16, 2015 - Long Beach, CA - Images of Peter "PT" Townend for The Surfer's Journal.  Model is Megan Felix. 
This is a feature about Peter "PT" Townend for The Surfer's Journal.  PT was the first world champion of surfing.  He is still heavily involved with the sport.  His latest and biggest endeavor is working to seed professional surfing in China.  
When researching the project, I kept thinking PT needs an intern.  Then, I wondered what their relationship would be like.  How would she tolerate his squirrelly personality?  The framework of the project was built around these ideas.  The color pink and the World Champion trophy were both key elements needed in the images as well.  The color pink comes from his mother's advice to wear bright colors during 1970s surfing contests so he could be easily seen.  He continues with this love of pink today, owning pink shoes, shirts, jackets, watches and surfboards.  The trophy, not only because he's the first World Champ, but also because he received it long after he was awarded the title.  The first five champs never received trophies.  Pro surfer Kelly Slater recently gave PT the trophy during a pro surfing awards ceremony.  
The magazine article is due out April 2016.  
Mandatory Credit: Sean DuFrene/seandufrene.com

October 16, 2015 - Long Beach, CA - Images of Peter "PT" Townend for The Surfer's Journal. Model is Megan Felix. This is a feature about Peter "PT" Townend for The Surfer's Journal. PT was the first world champion of surfing. He is still heavily involved with the sport. His latest and biggest endeavor is working to seed professional surfing in China. When researching the project, I kept thinking PT needs an intern. Then, I wondered what their relationship would be like. How would she tolerate his squirrelly personality? The framework of the project was built around these ideas. The color pink and the World Champion trophy were both key elements needed in the images as well. The color pink comes from his mother's advice to wear bright colors during 1970s surfing contests so he could be easily seen. He continues with this love of pink today, owning pink shoes, shirts, jackets, watches and surfboards. The trophy, not only because he's the first World Champ, but also because he received it long after he was awarded the title. The first five champs never received trophies. Pro surfer Kelly Slater recently gave PT the trophy during a pro surfing awards ceremony. The magazine article is due out April 2016. Mandatory Credit: Sean DuFrene/seandufrene.com

 October 16, 2015 - Long Beach, CA - Images of Peter "PT" Townend for The Surfer's Journal.  Model is Megan Felix. 
This is a feature about Peter "PT" Townend for The Surfer's Journal.  PT was the first world champion of surfing.  He is still heavily involved with the sport.  His latest and biggest endeavor is working to seed professional surfing in China.  
When researching the project, I kept thinking PT needs an intern.  Then, I wondered what their relationship would be like.  How would she tolerate his squirrelly personality?  The framework of the project was built around these ideas.  The color pink and the World Champion trophy were both key elements needed in the images as well.  The color pink comes from his mother's advice to wear bright colors during 1970s surfing contests so he could be easily seen.  He continues with this love of pink today, owning pink shoes, shirts, jackets, watches and surfboards.  The trophy, not only because he's the first World Champ, but also because he received it long after he was awarded the title.  The first five champs never received trophies.  Pro surfer Kelly Slater recently gave PT the trophy during a pro surfing awards ceremony.  
The magazine article is due out April 2016.  
Mandatory Credit: Sean DuFrene/seandufrene.com

October 16, 2015 - Long Beach, CA - Images of Peter "PT" Townend for The Surfer's Journal. Model is Megan Felix. This is a feature about Peter "PT" Townend for The Surfer's Journal. PT was the first world champion of surfing. He is still heavily involved with the sport. His latest and biggest endeavor is working to seed professional surfing in China. When researching the project, I kept thinking PT needs an intern. Then, I wondered what their relationship would be like. How would she tolerate his squirrelly personality? The framework of the project was built around these ideas. The color pink and the World Champion trophy were both key elements needed in the images as well. The color pink comes from his mother's advice to wear bright colors during 1970s surfing contests so he could be easily seen. He continues with this love of pink today, owning pink shoes, shirts, jackets, watches and surfboards. The trophy, not only because he's the first World Champ, but also because he received it long after he was awarded the title. The first five champs never received trophies. Pro surfer Kelly Slater recently gave PT the trophy during a pro surfing awards ceremony. The magazine article is due out April 2016. Mandatory Credit: Sean DuFrene/seandufrene.com