Patrick Trefz - Profile
Patrick Trefz lives and works in Santa Cruz, California where he is an award-winning art, documentary, and action photographer and filmmaker. Patrick has been recognized for three critically acclaimed feature-length documentaries: Thread (2007), Idiosyncrasies (2010) and Surfers’ Blood (2016). He has directed multiple music videos, commercials, and shorts and his work has appeared nationally and internationally through publications like Surfer Magazine, Big, Geo, and The New York Times. He is the author of Santa Cruz: Visions of Surf City (Solid Publishing, 2002), Thread (powerHouse Books, 2009), and Surfers’ Blood (powerHouse Books, 2012). His commercial clients include Subaru, VW, Nike, Jansport, Quiksilver, Red Bull, Patagonia, Vans, Krammer&Stoudt and the brand video for ISURUS Wetsuits “Mother Ocean”.
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