Art Brewer
Surf's Up, 40 Years from the Surf and Sand
Art Brewer
Surf's Up, 40 Years from the Surf and Sand
Thursday, January 21, 2010 6:30-8:00pm

Surf's Up journals 40 years of Art Brewer’s surfing photography as he’s documented surfing, chasing the world’s best surfer and waves around the globe. He will share his perspective from the line up in the surf and on the beach.
 

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Brewer's photographs are known for speaking with penetrating truth, enlivened with an edgy wit. His unique colloquial voice is capable of a restrained grandeur evoking an iconic sense of "witnessing" that brings us to the forefront of our attention, alerted to something transcendent in each captured moment...

Schooled in the demanding world of surf photography where the dynamics of the coastal and near-shore environment throw everything at you. From the daunting technical challenges of glare, salt, and movement to the physical challenges of personal danger and complex logistics, this arduous training ground built Brewer's broad journeyman's skill-set, which laid the foundation of his artistic expression.

Born in Laguna Beach, CA in 1951, Brewer is a largely self-taught photographer, his only formal instruction being a seminar with Ansel Adams. Beginning in 1968 as the principal staff photographer for Surfer magazine, Brewer has journeyed for much of his life to the world's vast panoply of islands, where he has produced everything from journalistic coverage to celebratory location work. In addition, Brewer's work at his Dana Point studio has yielded an exhilarating range of portraiture and staged art pieces.

Brewer's images have appeared in hundreds of magazines including Rolling Stone , Sports Illustrated , Esquire , and Playboy . His books include the 2002 coffee table book, Masters of Surf Photography: Art Brewer  and Bunker Spreckels: Surfing's Divine Prince of Decadence.

 

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