As a teenager taking pictures of fellow surfers in 1960s La Jolla, Jeff Divine got to know the original alternative sport before the X Games were even a gleam in a producer s eye Through this rare collection of photographs from the momentous decade that followed, he conveys the feeling of being on the beach in its most creative era, being present at the inception of a subculture too large and photogenic to stay down long The style, the athleticism and the escapism in these images will be familiar to those with even a lazy eye on pop culture surfing is on the rise again Of its first time around, Divine says, Yes, I had long hair And Pendletons, Mexican wedding shirts, bell bottoms, Wallabies, Zig Zags and tuna, wheat bread, and sprouts in the fridge Santana, The Dead, Jesse Colin Young, Steppenwolf, Moby Grape, The Stones, Beatles and Clifton Chenier on the stereo Hippie seamstresses made us custom shirts with embroidered necks and coconut buttons I had a beaded curtain through which you entered my den No, I didn t have any black light posters, but I did have the Juan O Gorman poster Flores Imaginarias and Ortner at 3M s on the wall Reading material The Life Photography Series, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, M.C Escher art books, Zap comics, or the Carlos Castaneda series But our prize possessions were our garage made surfboards all lined up in the side yard They mattered the most....
|Title||:||Surfing Photographs from the Seventies Taken by Jeff Divine|
|Number of Pages||:||367 Pages|
|File Size||:||880 KB|
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Surfing Photographs from the Seventies Taken by Jeff Divine Reviews
After my old friend Ron Stoner vanished into the mystic, Jeff Divine became my favorite surf photographer in the 70's. His shots were clean- and-green or sharply contrasted black-and-white. One of the reasons the islands became so popular in the 70's was Divine's photos in SURFER. Everybody saw them, got stoked, and jumped on a 707. Whenever I reminisce about the old days of soul arches, single fins, and big bottom turns I pick this book off the shelf. Divine's photographs reveal a stoke unique to the era. I saw Brad McCaul at my 30th high school reunion, and he's still looks fit.
I never tire of looking at surfing photography. In each and every wave, I imagine me riding it and it stimulates me, gets the juices flowing and drives me to get out there. This book does that.
Beautiful photos. Love the book.
Killer photos and Jeff Divine is the man...must add to a surf book collection
This is one of those rare "coffee-table books" that actually makes it to the coffee table of the recipient AND STAYS THERE, loved and appreciated!
This book is a timeless classic on a timeless age.
Just as we expected