Arruza Light: Extended Captions
A sample of Cuba-born, Florida-bred Tony Arruza’s photos and the stories behind them.
A short film featuring TSJ 32.2 profile subject Asher Pacey.
The High Line: March 2023
On stepping off the world tour, grief, finding solace in competitive surfing, and dealing with the aftermath of his near-shark attack at J-Bay.
Just Like Heaven
A film companion to TSJ 32.1’s “A Fish of Turquoise Water: A Profile of William Aliotti.”
On purism and art making, punk, surf culture, misheard song lyrics, art world disenchantment, what keeps him going as an artist, and Black Flag.
Excerpt: Boards of Infamy
The golden era of surfboard smuggling was brief, coinciding with what many consider to be the definitive American decade. Read the full feature in TSJ…
The High Line: February 2023
Kathy Kohner aka “Gidget”
On the Gidget enterprise, surfing Malibu in the 1950s, feminism, Malibu’s cachet among the Hollywood intelligentsia, the beach, and boys.
The South African on Cape Town’s surf landscape, stepping away from competition, his film endeavors, and finding the freedom to be oneself.
A video short featuring TSJ 32.1 interview subject Moana Jones Wong.