How I Got the Shot: Surfing magazine’s swimsuit issue cover shot stuns

This week’s “How I Got the Shot” introduces us to photographer Jason Lee Parry, on assignment for the coveted Surfing magazine swimsuit issue, “From Aruba with Love.”

Model Sheila Marquez stuns on the cover of Surfing Magazine's Swimsuit Issue

Model Sheila Marquez stuns on the cover of Surfing magazine’s swimsuit issue. Photo courtesy Surfing magazine

Name: Jason Lee Parry
Age: 34
Hometown: Roseburg, Oregon
Bio: Self-taught photographer Jason Lee Parry first picked up a camera at age 15. Caught in a whirlwind of travels and endless moves as a child, he needed an artistic outlet to express himself—and to unload the extreme visual stimulus that accompanies living in more than 15 states.

Parry is known for his mastery of storytelling and his ability to capture raw, natural beauty. Mostly shooting film on location with all natural light, he approaches each shoot like he is making a movie, pushing the model into character. His images evoke undiluted sexiness mixed with a feeling of youthful freedom.

Who: Sheila Marquez
Where: Aruba
Why: I shot at this angle because I wanted to do something different for the cover. I wanted to fill the bottom of the frame with the subject and at the same time elongate her body. I shot from a ladder so you could see the natural gradient from the white sand to the aqua blue. With her skin tone this made her pop from the background. The model looks effortless and my favorite part of the image is that it feels real.

What the image was shot with: Camera: Canon 5D Mark III. Lens: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8. Aperture: F/13.0. Exposure: 1/640
Magazine affiliation: Cover of Surfing magazine’s swimsuit issue
Photographer’s website:
Instagram: @jasonleeparry

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