To call Jonathan Nimerfroh obsessed with the ocean is like saying birds are obsessed with the wind. The award-winning photographer has immersed himself in saltwater swells for more than 20 years, telling saturated stories through photography. 

You might remember his "slurpee wave" photographs of nearly freezing Nantucket swells a few years ago from your social media channel of choice or even Good Morning America if you are more old school. That wave also crested across The Evening News with David Muir,, filled a half-page printed in the Saturday edition of the New York Times, and washed up later in Rolling Stone, the Huffington Post, Town & Country and a slew of others.

When he's not pointing his camera at waves, you'll likely find Jonathan riding them. Even the semi-frozen ones.

Jonathan is represented by the Samuel Owen Gallery and The Drang Gallery. He has exhibited his work in Nantucket, Boston, MA., Greenwich, CT., Palm Beach, FL., and Cornwall, UK.

He is available for commercial and editorial assignments worldwide. Recent clients include: Spindrift, OutsideTV, Rainbow Sandals, Faherty Brand, The Howler Brothers and Donelan Family Wines.

Jonathan lives in San Juan Capistrano, California with his wife Avalon.


Click on the Gallery in your area to view available works

Jonathan Nimerfroh:

Jonathan Nimerfroh & Brooke Kelley:

Samuel Owen Gallery, Nantucket 

40 Centre Street

Nantucket, MA 02554

Samuel Owen Gallery, Palm Beach 

253 Royal Poinciana Ave 

Palm Beach, FL 33480 

Samuel Owen Gallery, Greenwich 

382 Greenwich Ave 

Greenwich, CT 06830 

Samuel Owen Gallery, Greenwich 

460 Harrison Ave Suite C-20

Boston, MA 02118

The Drang Gallery

Cornwall, UK

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Spindrift, Ford Motor Company, OutsideTV, The Howler Brothers, Levitate Brand, Donelan Family Wines, Chubbies Shorts, Frigate Rum Reserve, Faherty Brand, Travel Channel, Matuse Wetsuits, Seaweed & Gravel, Bexar Goods, Safari Drive, Harmony Hotel, Rainbow Sandals, Almond Surfboards.


The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Surfline, Surfin' Life Japan, PBS, The Weather Channel, USA Today, Town & Country, Fly Fisherman, Outdoor X4, Monster Children, CBS Boston, ABC News, Huffington Post, Time, Yahoo, Fly Fisherman, Stay Wild, Whalebone, Nantucket Magazine, Surfer Magazine, Shutterbug, Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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