THE MOTOR-SURFER

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Documenting life during the first attempt at restoring a vintage motorcycle.

Similar to the zen -like feeling that is realized through surfing,
motorcycle repair can elevate the mind to a meditative state that eludes time and space...
Meaning I obsess over it, get frustrated, yell, laugh at myself and overall waste a lot of time.

Monday

Surfland - Joni Sternbach Photography

Shot by photographer Joni Sternbach who uses the historic tintype photography technique (not sure exactly what that is), this series of portraits capture surfers and their environment in a kind of anthropological way - fierce sunburned faces stare out of the frame, with sometimes only a wetsuit detail giving away the era.

"These photographs are of the surfers in Montauk's Ditch Plains, at the eastern end of Long Island. Joni describes them as "persistent elements in a shifting scene."

"The singular, primitive act of surfing on the water is eclipsed by the social and negotiated state of human interaction on the shore. The surfers act as a bridge between the sea as an unbridled force of nature and the shore line, a place of leisure and cultural phenomena." - Joni Sternbach

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