Previously available as a limited collector’s edition, Surf Photography of the 1960s and 1970s by LeRoy Grannis is now available as an unlimited edition from Taschen.
Surfing gradually took hold of America in the 1950s, peaking in popularity during the 60s and 70s. On hand to record that era was LeRoy Grannis, a surfer since 1931, who began photographing the scene in California and Hawaii in the early 1960s.
This collection, based on from Grannis’s personal archives, showcases an impressive selection of surf photographs, many captured via a waterproof box fixed to his board, enabling him to change film in the water and stay closer to the action more than any other photographer of the time. And he didn’t just take images from the waves, Grannis also captured the surf lifestyle, from "surfer stomps" and hoards of fans at surf contests to board-laden station wagons along the Pacific Coast Highway.
If you have any interest at all in surfing, this is a must-have. Available now for £24.99 (or discounted from Amazon).