Morning Eyeballer’s of the Storm,
This is a rather interesting take on then and now and a stark reminder on how easy it to forget that not so long ago, it really was an art form of substance.
In a digital age when surfing imagery is visible to millions, moments after it happens, Stab wanted to remove convenience and glance in the rearview mirror at a time when film photography was king. But, we they wanted to contemporise a little.
They partnered up with Bulleit Bourbon to take legendary surf photog Ted Grambeau and contemporary surfer Chris Wilson to the desert of WA, a place of the old world. They were allowed no digital cameras, no cellphones, no social media, no internet. Ted shot the whole trip on film, and the photos appeared in Stab issue 72.
The exception to the no-digital rule is the clip you’ll watch here.
Film by Toby Cregan, with additional water footage by Tom Jennings.
Song: Playground by Chook Race.