Saturday, February 19, 2011

Life Goes by Too Quickly

Farewell Leroy Grannis (1917 - 2011) a legend of the lens and documenter of the early analogue surfing era 1959 to 1977. Inspired by the pioneer surf photogs, Tom Blake and "Doc" Ball, "Grannie" took up the surf camera to battle a stress related ulcer at the age of 42. He would go on to shoot iconic surfing images of Hawaii and California, such as the one below in 1961. Photo above of Grannie with early vintage Nikonos aged 52.  Slide on waterman.
Surfing images from the Taschen bio

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