Objective: Create a photo illustration of a young boy lifting an ocean wave to inspect what lies beneath it.
Process/Solution: The boy was photographed in studio and composited in to the stock background. The beach was cleaned up and a new sky dropped in; similar donor images of wave action were used to create the magical wave.
Techniques: Compositing, retouching, illustration
Art director: Shari Hindman
Photography: John Henley (landscape), Todd Wright (boy)