Billabong Gallery Collection featuring Tatsuo Takei
Tatsuo Takei was born and raised in Osaka Japan. He moved to Southern California to study photography at the age of 21. Inspired by 60’s California surf culture, he began shooting single fin surfers with an old film camera. He has since developed a classic approach to analog surf photography and cinematography. In 2014 he released Wet Dream, a Super 8 surf film featuring Billabong’s own Tyler Warren. He now lives between Japan and the U.S., spending 6 months at a time living out of his Econoline Van on the California coast, completely dedicated to surf photography.