Friday, October 12, 2007

granny



Photo by Grannis

About 5 years ago I attended a Surfrider event in Newport Beach. The guest of honor was LeRoy Grannis, the legendary surf photographer. I took the opportunity to have him sign a copy of his great book, Photo: Grannis. These are the wise and simple words he wrote: "To Jeff - Hang on to the surfing lifestyle. It will keep you happy and healthy. LeRoy Grannis" Well, I don't live in a beach town these days so I don't know if I'm honestly living a "surfing lifestyle." But he is right - surfing still keeps me happy and healthy. And I guess it's forever in my blood now, 'cause looking at surf images still gets me fired up the same way it did as a kid...

4 comments:

jb said...

I love that photo.

Gazelle said...

Me too.

Patch said...

There's so much artistry in that shot from the photog to the rider.

Spectacular image and true words.

Sharkbait said...

WOW. So much style and emotion in that photo.