Pre-War Surfing Photographs. Portfolio 1.
James, Don.

Santa Barbara: T. Adler Books,. 2004. First edition, limited to 500 copies. Four black and white prints hinged on archival mat board, housed in a box, with one leaf of text. A fine copy. The images are printed as continuous tone, with soy-based UV inks on 100% cotton rag, acid-free paper. Each print is mounted on an acid-free four-ply board with a numbered certificate of authenticity, and enclosed in a glassine sleeve. Oblong quarto. (Item ID: 14968)


This production, produced by noted graphic designer Don James, is the first of five portfolios of pioneering surfing photographs taken before World War II. It reproduces a series of shots of Bluff Cove surfriders taken by James over the summer of 1937 from a Brownie camera set up in the sand to the rather narrow focal point of the breaking waves.

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