Ian Hayes – Artist Interview

We chatted with surf cinematographer and drone enthusiast Ian about his favorite gear, clips, and burritos!

Hey Ian, tell us how you got into film and photography.

I had just left my engineering job and moved into a house full of skaters and surfers, the rest is history.

What type of gear do you use?

I use the DJI mavic pro drone for shooting from the air, I use a NikonD3300 when shooting from the beach.

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Where’s your favorite place to shoot?

I can’t say my favorite place because it’s a secret! But proper Newport wedge is an easy 2nd place!


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Who’s your favorite person to shoot?

Blair Conklin has been by far the most entertaining to shoot with, mainly for the sandside commentary.

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What is your favorite photo/clip/edit you’ve captured?

My favorite clip has to be from the day Blair got a 3 trick combo and the sickest liner in front of his house.


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Who/what inspires you?

Progressive Surfers and other cinematographers

Any tips for up and comers into photo and film?

Smile, film everyone, and always bring headphones!

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Tacos or burritos?

Burritos ?

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Be sure to check out Ian on Instagram @ianhayes
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