Brent Flaaten: Next Gen of Legendary Photogs


ART Brent Flaaten: Photographer

I've been given a gift. A gift through injury. I surfed for 37 years and because of major degenerative arthritis I had to have my hip replaced at 42 and both of my scaphoid’s removed in my wrists. This put my photography as my passion, which literally saved me. My wife Reva bought me a Nikon d3400 and a Tamron 600 mm lens, this was a God send.

I became a photo ambassador for Scosche Inc. and Buell wetsuits. Then Head photographer for the Ventura Boardriders Club for 5 years now. I reside in Santa Barbara and have lived in this area for the past 6 years. My camera of choice is a Nikon d750, and I still have my Nikon d3400 as back up. I’m working on having my photography support my lifestyle. I am the Lead Groundskeeper for 12 acres at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

Photo: Bill Sharp