Surfers

A couple of portraits, one of Sam Davies (top) and Gary Rogers, local surfers from Saltburn and part of a project I’ve begun on the surfing culture in Saltburn. Surfing has been a big part of life in this NorthYorkshire coastal town for around forty years and the type of people who enjoy surfing are as varied and different as each of the swells that roll up against our shore.

I want to try and explore the reasons why people choose to surf and what they get out of it and why they put other parts of their life on hold to take part in an activity that eventually becomes their life. I’ll see how it develops, but at the minute I am still planning on how to approach the project to try and get something different from the traditional images of this amazing sport and exploring it through Multimedia…

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