Matt Rohrer shares some of the highlights of his conversations with Bay Area surfer Jimmy Holt, focal point of one of the few surfing photos to ever appear in National Geographic Magazine. Selected photos: Jim Shaw

Joe Curren is the surfing equivalent of old growth, his style in the water and behind a lens is deeply rooted, contemplative and quietly powerful. Jair Bortoleto caught up with Joe to talk about family, travel, and shooting analogue in the digital age. Words: Jair Bortoleto Photos: Joe Curren

Using locally sourced timber and having designed a manufacturing process that minimises waste, Mike LaVecchia of Grain Surfboards has cornered the market in beautiful, sustainable wooden boards. And the best bit? They ride like a dream. Photos: Nick LaVecchia

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Thomas Campbell | Slide your brains out

December 20, 2012 | Words By:

Here’s the video Recap of the TC’s exclusive exhibition in Biarritz, France.


‘Um, I make stuff.” That’s how Thomas Campbell describes himself. To clear things up a bit: Thomas Campbell is an accomplished painter, sculpture, photographer, filmmaker -and Element Emerald advocate. Because of the later, he was brought to Biarritz France in November to launch his newest book edition ‘Slide Your Brains Out’ – the first volume in a series of surf photography books – in Europe. The brand joined forces with Desillusion and invited the creme de la creme of art, surf and skate lovers to come over, wander by, stroll in, walk through, start a squat and party on at a small exhibition of some of the 15 years worth of images found in the book. It all turned out more than ‘coolish’, as Campbell himself would say. We agree.

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