Keith, Lauren and sweet little Milly Lou Malloy hosted us yesterday afternoon. Yup they are ranchers, yet the Malloys are most famous for being top notch surfers and producers of some of the very best surfing movies like “Thicker Than Water”, “Shelter” and most recently “Come Hell Or High Water.” Their ranch is very near one of the hottest and also most secret surf spots on the California coast.
The movie biz is a family affair. Brothers Keith, Chris, and Dan Malloy share their love of surfing and making top notch surf ciné.
For me shooting, I was not totally on my game. I mean the first rule of thumb if you are a photog, which I totally ignored, is to never never do a shoot with a brand new camera. I had only with me two brand new cameras, with nothing second nature to me about either. All it takes for me is one tech snafu to get me out of “the zone” totally….Yet I looked this as an intro only in any case. Keith’s other brothers were out of town. They arrive in a few days. Do I wait? Will I come back? Will I just let it slide and move on?
The main thing I am trying to do at this point in the trip is to figure out things like this, get a rhythm going that I will stick by and mostly to get loose. Always the very hardest thing for any of us to do. Sloppy does not work nor does too pro work either. This dilemma is not only mine right now but the primary hangup for any student I mentor. This is exactly WHY I can relate to those I mentor. Their problems are mine.