Subject Matters: Leo Hetzel Portfolio

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Leo Hetzel started taking pictures as a kid in school. He never knew that it would end up being a life long passion that would provide him a profession and give us priceless documentation of early California, Hawaii and Mexican surfing. That was before Leo focused his efforts on South America and Europe. A great read and some classic black and white photographs. Bob Beadle paints a nice portrait of his long time friend and traveling partner Leo