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Surfers Hardcover – 1 Dec 1997

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Internos Books; First Edition edition (1 Dec. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1576870103
  • ISBN-13: 978-1576870105
  • Product Dimensions: 30.8 x 25.8 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,312,908 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fashion photographer Patrick Cariou's photos capture the world's most famous surfing locations and the sport's masters and legends like no other photographer has done before. This luxurious, highly authentic insider's look into the surfer's zeitgeist (beautifully art directed by Sam Shahid) covers the globe, from the North Shore to Peru, from Tahiti to Brittany, from Long Island to Oahu--and includes an essay by surf writer Dan Duane (Caught Inside: A Surfer's Year on the California Coast), and an introduction by legendary surfer and former Surfer Magazine editor Matt Warshaw. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By A Customer on 7 Nov. 1998
Format: Paperback
"Surfers" is a gritty and compelling photographic study of the sport and lifestyle of surfing. In 100 duotone and 11 four-color photos, Patrick Cariou captures surfers of many ages, races, nationalities. Indeed, he traveled the globe for these pictures. Whether in Long Island or Easter Island, Peru or Polynesia, the photographer searched for the world's greatest surfers and surf-legends. Cariou is especially talented at shooting natural-light portraits of these men and women. There's a relaxed naturalness about his subjects, which is a testament to the trust he gained from them. Also, Cariou, in his best shots (e.g., "Buttons Kaluhiokalani, North Shore," "Local, Biarritz," and "Laird Hamilton, Maui"), captures the surfers' eyes so effectively that they speak volumes about these wave-riders. Also, Cariou's images are refreshingly unromatic. There is an earthy, every-day quality to these pictures. I only wish the photos had been done in full color. Not only would the reproductions have been clearer, but the pictures' impact would have been far greater than they are. Still, surfers of all ranks will enjoy this book.
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