LeRoy Grannis: Surf Photography of the 1960s and 1970s
Edited by Jim Heimann
Essay by Steve Barilotti
folio. pp. 253. English, German & French text. profusely illustrated. bibliography. bds. dw. [Koln: Taschen, 2010].
LeRoy Grannis's initial foray into surfing began at age 14, but it wasn't until the age of 42 that he picked up a camera and made a career out of it. Under doctor's orders to take up a hobby, Grannis build a darkroom in his garage and quickly became a hallmark of the California surf scene of the 1960s. Grannis is considered one of the modern important documentarians of the sport, and was inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame in 1966.