This month, SUP magazine photographer Chris Bishow is conducting an inexact vote at his blog where he polls as many paddlers in the industry as he can to determine the five most influential people in standup. He has captured these paddlers in a series of portraits he runs on his site. The first? The incomparable Chuck Patterson.

Today, he’s releasing his second portrait in the series: Brandi Baksic, one of the sport’s toughest racers. For the record, SUP magazine doesn’t endorse the poll. But we do endorse Bishow’s work: a series of photographs painting standup paddlers in an entirely different light. Follow his commentary here.

By the way, who do you think are the five most influential standup paddlers in the game?