Sunday, May 4, 2008
Danny Fuller & Tori Praver
(Danny Fuller & Tori Praver, Stylized Portrait by Tiner).
From competing in the Pipeline Masters to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, Danny Fuller and Tori Praver are momentously raising the bar for aspiring athletes and models. Fuller launched into surf stardom, when he advanced to the semis of the Pipeline Masters in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing at 19. In addition to his many sponsors, including Quiksilver, Fuller is sponsored by Michael Baron, who I am collaborating with on my surfboards. Additionally, his girlfriend Tori Praver has notably appeared in the last two Sports Illustrated Issues and continues to work for prominent clients as a Ford Model.
I really enjoyed reflecting the energetic and vibrant personalities of this Hawaiian couple in their stylized portrait. I used various surf images that I photographed of Fuller at Pipeline, Oahu for the background to convey their native roots.