Martin Tullemans at surf museum for a Swell time
MARTIN Tullemans will be Surf Worlds special guest tonight, coinciding with the annual Swell Festival at Currumbin.
It's the first time that the Gold Coast Surf Museum has invited the jovial professional surfing photographer from Tugun to present his work.
Tullemans has chalked up over 33 years of experience in capturing some of surfing's epic sessions.
He got his first gig as a full time photographer with Tracks, a national surf mag akin to the surfer's bible.
Tullemans openly confesses that he was allowed to have his cake and eat it too by being paid to photograph and record those moments.
"We surfers felt truly right and connected in a close affinity with the ocean and now I would like to share those insights and knowledge as a surfing tribal elder," said Tullemans, who has always been extremely passionate about his work.
"The content of my material will be filled with fresh insights and artistic inspiration for those searchers on the journey of life or artistic self-expression."
Always one to wax lyrical, Tullemans journey as a professional photographer and travelling surfer offers the public an intimate view of the seventies era through to the present day concerns about the direction of our sport and the nature of its art.
His presentation is titled Is Surfing Art, Dance or Religion?, with some of his best work to illuminate the mystical and deep passion that surfers pursue their involvement with waves.
In typical tongue in cheek manner, Tullemans invites the public to be part of the night's entertainment at our local Surf Museum.
"If you're sick and tired of online blogs or Facebook 'check out my celebrity legend status in my own lunchbox,' this material hasn't been aired since the morning of the earth 70s period.
"It will explain why it feels so right that it can't be wrong to be a surfer."
Tullemans knows how to turn a phrase and articulate surfing's finest moments.
Don't forget, tomorrow Surfers Against Natures Destruction (SAND) presents the Festival of AB.
A fundraiser for the family of Al Byrne will be held at the Currumbin Creek Tavern with Aussie Rock Bands Tumbleweed and Money for Rope from 6pm.
There will be giveaways and raffle prizes to the value of $7,000.00 including an AB board, and a World Surfaris Indo Yacht trip.