Tag Archives: photo dispatch

PHOTO DISPATCH: TEEN CHOICE AWARD BOARDS

As the naughties grind towards their inevitable close, the time has come to take stock of the decade and consider the progression of surfing since 2000.
Surf Culture has blossomed and grown strong since the millennium.  What better way to chart this development than through the progression of Teen Choice Award board design?

2000: The stock-standard thruster [...]

PHOTO DISPATCH: Time and Tide

Same shit, different year.
Nothing really changes. Views of a California Point: 2008, 1993, 1986, 1979, 1972.
Photos via the California Coastal Records Project, Kenneth and Gabrielle Adelman.

PHOTO DISPATCH: LOCALS ONLY

Today we have the photogravures of Edward Sheriff Curtis , a professional photographer from Seattle, who documented over 80 North American Indian tribes between 1907 and 1930.
The photo above depicts a Qagyuhl wedding party, Pacific Northwest coast.
Nearly 100 years later, not far from where this location, meth-addled white trash of Aryan descent now jealously guard [...]

PHOTO DISPATCH: MAASSEN on SHAPING

Let's pause for a moment from all our bilious ruminations to consider a holy trinity of thankless surf industry jobs:
Shaper, photographer, and writer.
Although all three roles are underpaid, shapers differ from photographers and writers in that they're actually necessary.
Trouble is, doing what you love is no way to make a living.  But I'll let the [...]

PHOTO DISPATCH: MYLES McGUINNESS

We make all of this more complicated than it is.
The water holds no answers.  I don't hold any either.
Sometimes it's enough to bear witness.
Myles McGuinness, corroborating what we already know.
See 9mPhoto for more of Myles' work.

PHOTO DISPATCH: REPO in INDO

More waves.  Less words.
Just a stop-gap measure while I transition from hungover to drunk, and knock out the next batch of Power Rankings.
Jason Reposar.  Indonesia.  I'm trying to forget about where I'm not at.

PHOTO DISPATCH: STU GIBSON

BREAKING NEWS: As TurtleGate enters its 20th day, our top story is the shocking confirmation that Michael Jackson is still dead.
In other TurtleGate news, PostSurf is proud to feature the photographs of Stuart Gibson, a Tasmanian photog who has recently been connected to the scandal.
In an exclusive interview, Mr. Gibson confessed to PostSurf, " I [...]

PHOTO DISPATCH: WILL ADLER

The Fourth of July.
Images of leisure.  The color's drained out. The consequences are slim.  Hours of daylight - all of it hazy.
Watch the water beads dry on the bottom of your board.  Watch the water beads form on the skin of your glass.  Clink the ice.  Smile at her.  Keep the shades on.  Keep it [...]

Photo Dispatch: Shaping Memories

In my youth, I was a surf travel ascetic. No technology. No cameras. I was there to experience the moment – not document it. I wanted to see holistically – instead of deal in the outright lies and half-truths that kodachrome froze in 1/1000th of a second. It was an era before [...]

Photo Dispatch: Oz Family Slides

Amateur hour.  Awkward family slideshows, proudly led by hobbyist photographers, in which the host just keeps clicking through vacation photos, ignoring the signals of guests who grew bored after a dozen shots of lobster red bellied youths.
Even worse: picture after picture of the scenery.  Mountains, mammals, marsupials, monuments.  Images that tell you nothing.  At best, [...]

PHOTO DISPATCH: RAMBO ESTRADA

PostSurf is on the road for the next few weeks.  With any luck, I'll be spending time surfing instead of writing about surfing, meaning posts may be sporadic.
For now, let's drink deep of some chilled visions from photographer Rambo Estrada, a PostSurf reader from Middle Earth.
More of his work can be found on his blog.
Unlike [...]

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