Ben Thouard is a photographer born in Toulon, France. His father taught him everything there is to know about the ocean and his brothers taught him how to surf. Ben quickly developed a close connection to nature and the water and years later, channelled this passion into his photography. He moved to Tahiti when he was 22 and made it his home ever since.

“I learned through my work that the ocean is unpredictable and powerful, and you need to be aware at all times. It’s a force that demands great respect and attention. This is also what is so exciting about being in the ocean and why I love to take photos there. The moments spent out there will never happen twice and collecting photos from these unique experience as keepsakes is very interesting.”

Ben is one of those lucky humans that gets to make a living out of his passion.