Ellis, Grant

Prodigious, soft-spoken photographer from South Africa; long-time Surfer magazine photo editor. Ellis was born (1973) in bustling Port Elizabeth, and learned to surf at age eight after his uncle gave him money for a styrofoam surfboard. Ellis had a brief competitive run in the amateur ranks, but discovered what would end up being his profession at age 18 when his mother gave  him with his first camera. Five years later Ellis emerged from the Kwa-Zulu Natal Technikon with a Photography Degree....