Russell Ord's spectacular images have won him worldwide recognition, and deservedly so. Based in WesternAustralia, Russell is renowned for his awesome images of super thick empty peaks and heavy sessions at reefslike The Box and The Right. You can pick up any surf magazine in the country and find Russell's work on thefront and back covers, and filling out entire spreads and the pages in betweenIn 'Surfing: Water is Freedom', Russell teams with noted local writer Anthony Pancia to tell the story 'behind thewaves' . the people who surf them, those who make their livelihoods from them, and who follow the culture witha passion. It is an extraordinary book for the new millennium. And Anthony Pancia's words bring the images tolife with wonderful stories of passion and adventure.Russell Ord's photography stands alone. Nobody else in the world swims in the heaviest slab waves in the world,putting life, limb on the line to capture such dramatic & fantastically composed photos.