Lord Howe Island – The Movie

Lord Howe Island – The Movie

Lord Howe Island – The Movie



Stephan Kleinlein


May 2015 I visited my friend Dave Gardiner on Lord Howe Island. A 2 hours flight from Sydney until this amazing island appeared in the middle of the ocean. I didn’t really know what to expect, but here my little film about one of the last paradise islands on earth. Enjoy the slideshow-movie with this great intro song “Incarnation” by Le Castle Vania to build up the suspension and the beautiful main song “ Mystic Sunset” by DJ Marky & S.P.Y. with images I took in those 3 weeks on the island.

Thanks guys for your support and thanks Dave & Glenys Gardiner on Lord Howe Island to make Michel and myself feel welcome at your place.

I will be back for sure!!! ; ))

Special Thanks to Head Sherpa: Michel Blinkhorn ; ))


CLICK HERE  to see the movie


Song: Incarnation by Le Castle Vania

Mau5trap Records http://lecastlevania.com


Song: Mystic Sunset by DJ Marky & S.P.Y.

Innerground Records http://innergroundmusic.com


Greenback on Lord Howe Island  http://www.fishlordhowe.com.au

The KITE mag Issue 4 with Stephan’s “THE DARK ROOM” Part3 is out

The KITE mag Issue 4 with Stephan’s “THE DARK ROOM” Part3 is out

The KITE mag Issue 4 with Stephan’s “THE DARK ROOM” Part3 is out!

The Dark Room Part3 by Stephan Kleinlein

– Working in the water –

CLICK HERE, the link to my article.

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And here the link to the best kite magazine on the planet:  www.thekitemag.com

Lord Howe Island by Stephan Kleinlein

Lord Howe Island by Stephan Kleinlein

Last paradise on earth

Lord Howe Island

Just finished my last photo editing session of the Lord Howe Island trip May 2015. We just had such an awesome time over there, shooting over 10000 images in 3 weeks. A “Huge Thank You” to my good friend Dave Gardiner who showed us, Michel Blinkhorn and myself almost every little corner and every hidden beach on the island. This is the most incredible island I have seen, and I have seen a few. If you ever have a chance to go there, contact Dave and he will be your guide to show you how to enjoy and see this special place from a different angle. I will be back for sure! Thanks Dave & Glenys – The Greenbacks

CLICK HERE to see just some of those amazing photography opportunities.

The Kitemag Issue#3

The Kitemag Issue#3

2nd Part of my

Ocean-Photography Section

in the KITEMAG Issue#3 is out


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Be Inspired – Broken Heads

Be Inspired – Broken Heads

New flying scenes from the beautiful Broken Heads near Byron Bay Australia.

Inspiring song “Pretty Thoughts” by Galimatris & Alina Baraz
Loodma Recordings

CLICK HERE to see the video clip

Be “Inspired”

Be “Inspired”

Just a few test shots with my new friend “Inspire 1”

Clip1 CLICK HERE    Little Wategos


Clip2 CLICK HERE    Brunswick Head


Enjoy ; ))

“Boys On The Run” Indo-2014 Movie

“Boys On The Run” Indo-2014 Movie

Well this video is for the boys: Craig, Grant, Dave, Simon and Pete.

We all and myself did an awesome surf trip to Telo Islands last year and this movie is pretty much, in 28 minutes what happened over there.

So if you feel like some beautiful pictures, a bit of a video story and some awesome music, than just sit down and enjoy our trip. It was a real adventure.

For me it was 4 plane rides, several car and mini bus drives and 2 boat trips to get there from Byron Bay Australia (4 days), but it was worth it and would do it again anytime!!!



Beautiful Music by:

“Credits’” by Chase & Status, Ben Drew PlanB

Record Label: Vertigo, Ram

Album: No More Idols

“Follow You” feat. Grant McCulloch by Phetsta, Shock One

Record Label: Viper Recordings

Album: The Calling

“Pretty Thoughts”  by Galimatias & Alina Baraz

On Loodma Recordings

“Flicker” by Porter Robinson

Record label: Astralwerks, Virgin

Album: Worlds

“Never” by Ark Petrol

Heroic Recordings

“Rosario” by S-Type

Record Label: LuckyMe

Stephan’s February 2015 Image Selection

Stephan’s February 2015 Image Selection

A few new images for you to watch. A mix of my photography in February 2015.

CLICK HERE for the Album

The KiteMag Issue#2

The KiteMag Issue#2

Hi guys,
you might like to read this.

I was stoked to see the first article about my ocean photography appearing in THE KITEMAG today.

It is the first of a series over the next few month. Have a read when you get time.

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“Only Human” by Stephan Kleinlein

“Only Human” by Stephan Kleinlein

Here a little teaser, my new movie is coming soon


A collection of video clips and photo images from my adventures in 2014.

Check it out!

CLICK HERE to see the trailer

Waterman Survival Course with Joe Knight

Waterman Survival Course with Joe Knight

I just finished the Waterman course with “One Ocean International’s” Joe Knight. It was an awesome course and I learned so much, thanks to Joe and his Team.

Being in the water my whole life as a Surfer, Kitesurfer, Windsurfer, SUPer, Freediver and mainly as an Ocean Photographer I experienced some tricky situations in bigger surf in the past. Thinking being bullet-proof and finding out I’m not, this course is exactly made for people like me.

The program gives especially surfers and surf photographers a deep inside knowledge about breathing technics and training methods how to survive the next nasty sets of waves much easier.

Breathing technics under high pressure, meditation, rescue, deep dives, stretching, simulating big wipe outs, efficient duck-diving were just some highlights of the 3 day course. Also a lot of knowledge behind the whole human psychology in regards of breathing we took home for our future water time.

I loved Joe’s course and I can only recommend to do a course with him and his team at one stage if you are serious about your waterman activities.

To find out more go to www.ooneoceaninternational.org

HERE some Photos, just check it out!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015

Now the Christmas Holiday Season has started and the year 2014 is almost over.

I thank you all who has been part of my year and the incredible journeys I did.

Thanks guys and I hope to see you all again in the NEW Year 2015 for some amazing adventures together.

Take care! Stay safe and Dream on!

This is what it is all about,


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Stephan ; ))


And here my little Xmas present for you, something I just found on the net. Probably the most incredible Surf Doko I have ever seen. Incredible dangerous, Incredible fascinating, Incredible awesome! These guys are the modern Gladiators, riding the nature, riding the giant dragons, doesn’t matter what.

Enjoy and click HERE for the Video Clip!!! And thanks guys for putting it up on YouTube to show it to the world!

New Publication: FREEDOM Kitesurfing Magazine

New Publication: FREEDOM Kitesurfing Magazine

Some of my shots appeared in the new

FREEDOM Kitesurfing Magazine.

Shooting Elliot Drury and Ryland Blakeney this year.

Awesome guys!

And great to see Keahi De Aboitiz back after his injury!!! : ))


New Publication – Kitesoul Magazine Italy

New Publication – Kitesoul Magazine Italy

Made it into the Italian

Kitesoul Magazine

with Cabrinha Rider: Alberto Rondina

KITE Magazine Germany 6/2014

KITE Magazine Germany 6/2014

Made another Cover Shot ; ))

This time with Cabrinha Team Rider Alberto Rondina for the KITE Magazine Germany

Sumatra Indonesia Surf Trip 2014

Sumatra Indonesia Surf Trip 2014

Just got back from an amazing surf photography trip from the Telo Islands,

quite remote location in Sumatra/ Indonesia.

It took me 4 plane rides, several car and bus rides, plus 2 boat trips including an overnight boat journey on an old Indonesian fishing trawler to get to the island. Same way back, left last Monday and made it back into Byron Bay yesterday on Friday.

But it was worth the travel. Check out the photos and I think you will know what I mean.

Thanks to my great friend Craig Shales to get me on this adventure

and also thanks to Craig’s good friends: David, Peter, Simon and Grant for this awesome surf safari trip!



Walking Shots from Byron Bay

Walking Shots from Byron Bay

October 2014 – Here some Walking Shots and Impressions from the Byron Bay Surf Festival


Here the ALBUM



B&W Series by Stephan Kleinlein

As beautiful and inspiring the different ocean colour shades can be, Black & White has its own powerful vision.



New Publications in 2014

New Publications in 2014

This month a few new magazines , books and web pages came out or have been updated with some of my images.

I m super stoked that some of the images got published and even made the front cover.

Check it out HERE

Super Moon in Byron Bay Australia – September 2014

Super Moon in Byron Bay Australia – September 2014

Here a few shots I took while I was riding around my new bike with my backpack and my camera in it.  All of the sudden the moon popped-up in a perfect position. Didn’t have my best camera gear with me (hard on a bike!), but still, got some nice shots. Enjoy!!! ; ))