Wednesday, April 11, 2007

WipeOut

LeRoy Grannis

Ron Newman, Unknown and Ponce Rosa, Waimea Bay 1966/2005/ Chromogenic print/ 36 x 36 in

LeRoy Grannis. Big Storm Surf, Ehukai Beach (near Pipeline) 1969/2005. Chromogenic print 36 x 36 in

Wipe Out!, Pipeline, Oahu. 1975/2005 Chromogenic print, 36 x 36 in

A surfer himself, LeRoy Grannis was born in Hermosa Beach, California in 1917 and began shooting surf-culture images in 1960 as a hobby at the suggestion of a family doctor. His work immediately appeared in the important surf culture magazines. He quickly became one of the sport's most important documentarians. more of his work and here

2 comments:

Princess Haiku said...

I could just imagine myself flying through these waves. It must be wonderful.... There is a great surf movie called, Point Break that you might enjoy.

Princess Haiku said...

Your profile is so enigmatic, Moon.
Hint, hint.