Channel View of Sunset Beach Action, Winter 1962-63


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Artful. Intrepid. Technically founded. Ron Church lifted surfing to a more sophisticated place. This closed edition offers rare access to the Church Archive.

“Church turned his camera on surfing as it teetered on the verge of wave jocks, plastic surfboards, and manufactured surf wear, complete with its own media. Worse yet, the realization that the still-small surf culture was a commercially exploitable “lifestyle” was lurking just around the corner. He was there to capture its last moments of innocence.”
—Steve Pezman

Mounted in white-on-white studio frame.

Frame: 3/4″ wide x 3/4″ deep matt white solid wood frame; 1/4″ thick framing grade acrylic glazing
Matt: 4-ply acid free 3″ beveled white matt
Photo: Printed on Epson Lustre Paper at 7 1/8 x 7 1/8 dry-mounted to acid free foam core.
Photo image shows 6 7/8 x 6 7/8
Total size:  14 x 14 outside dimension
All come with a wire for easy hanging and TSJ/Church stamp on the back.