Surfing San Onofre to Point Dume: Photographs by Don James: 1936-1942 | C.R. Stecyk

Surfing San Onofre to Point Dume: Photographs by Don James: 1936-1942 | C.R. Stecyk

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Back in print and available from D.A.P. for the first time, this beloved best-seller tells the story of the heady and innocent years of Santa Monica's nascent surf scene just prior to America's entry into World War II. Beautifully designed, this intimate, album-sized collection of photographs, printed in rich duotones and evocative color, captures the optimism and experimentation, the styles, the flirtatiousness and the freedoms taken--all from an insider's point of view. They were made by the young Don James, a teenager who documented the scene with his father's old Kodak folding camera when he wasn't up on a longboard himself. Out in the surf, down on the sand, aboard somebody's boat, dancing around a campfire, back-flipping off the lifeguard stand, collecting lobster, drinking at the bar and generally wearing as little as possible, here are the regulars of the southern California beach scene, un-self-conscious and perpetually glamorous, alongside loving portraits of the beach and the ocean themselves.

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: T. Adler Books (April 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933045817
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933045818
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1 x 6.8 inches
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