Surf LA

selected works by Cory Patterson

Asymmetric Magazine: Tell us about this series.
Cory Patterson: This body of work comes from my days this spring in LA. I really just spent time taking in the vibe of the ocean and the people and then visually [captured] it. I kinda let the city tell itself.

AM: We featured a previous photo series you did in Oceanside. So, how does traveling to different locations impact your work?
CP: It allows you to include the small things that really put you in the moment! 

AM: What's your favorite beach to surf and shoot in Southern California?
CP: Wherever the waves are! In LA–a little more north.

AM: If this series had a playlist, what music would be on it?
CP: Odesza's Summer's Gone album

AM: What can we expect to see from you next?
CP: I have some travels coming up all summer long, so it should get fun. I always get inspired to see and photograph new places! 

Cory Patterson is a traveling photographer inspired by his surroundings. He is best known for his surf and ocean photography. You can find more his work at

Check out the photo series "RW Surf Shop," previously featured on Asymmetric here.

Posted on May 18, 2016 .