• Rusty Silverman, Lifeguard and Action Sports Photographer

Rusty Silverman, founder of Lifeguard Art®, photographs the men and women rowers, swimmers, and paddle-boarders of South Jersey and National Lifeguard Beach Patrols across the country.

The lifeguard culture has been present since the early 1900s. Our lifeguards save lives every day, but once their work day is over, they become very serious about their competitions against other beach patrols. Professional lifeguards have been trained to identify the different motions of the ocean, which is a skill Rusty has acquired that gives him an advantage when taking his photos.

  • "I am a retired Physician living at the beach in South Jersey's Ventnor. Teresa and I love it here and always want it to be our home.
  • Over the past few years Qigong has been a big influence in my life.
  • And ,I look forward to editing my favorite shots.”
  • "The photographs represent more than35 years of competitions locally and nationally." – RUSTY SILVERMAN

To watch Rusty's full interview, click here.