Photo Clients

How Daniel Russo Built His Long-Term Collaboration with Vans

January 29, 2017

By Conor Risch

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Daniel Russo’s relationship with Vans began with photos he made of their sponsored surfers. Russo’s willingness to get out in the water got the company’s attention, and they hired him to document their sponsored surf trips, an ongoing collaboration that’s been beneficial to both photographer and client.

It was Daniel Russo’s ability to create surf images from a perspective in the water that first caught the eye of Scott Sisamis, a senior marketing manager for Vans Surf. “His water photography, and where he was willing to swim and the positions he was willing to put himself in, set him apart,” Sisamis recalls. Russo’s skill and risk-taking meant...

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