shacked up

January 21, 2008

shacked.jpg

I have never surfed in my life, but one snowy Christmas I chanced upon a whole series of Bruce Brown‘s legendary 60’s surfing films, a new one being shown every night at about 1 am. Nothing could have been further from reality outside the window, but I was transported. Since then, all surfing pictures about catch my eye, and I love Japanese sea and wave pictures like this.

Chris Gentile is a New York artist and surfer who plays with everyday objects and his camera to reflect on the art of surfing, like in the picture above of the corner of an Uzbek carpet called ‘Shacked’, meaning to be inside the curl of a wave. I would love to find myself there one day.

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