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Art Brewer Photography Exhibit and Book Signing Friday


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Art Brewer Photography Exhibit and Book Signing

On Friday November 9th from 6-10 p.m., The Surf Gallery in Laguna Beach will feature a photography exhibit and book signing of celebrated surf photographer Art Brewer. Stop by and see some of the most poignant and exciting images in surfing history. Art will also be signing his newly published book Masters of Surf Photography Art Brewer. Accompanying Art will be Australian guitarist Andrew Kidman. Don´t miss this extraordinary evening of photography and music.

QuiksilverEdition sponsors this special event in association with The Surfer´s Journal and the Surfrider Foundation.

The Surf Gallery is located at 911 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (on the corner of Thalia St. and PCH, next to Toes on the Nose Surf Shop). For more information call (949) 376-9155 or go to www.thesurfgallery.com.

Art Brewer will also make a book signing appearance at the Laguna Beach Quiksilver Boardriders Club (255 Forest Ave. in downtown Laguna Beach) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday November 10th.

About Art Brewer:

Art Brewer has photographed surfing and surfers since the late 1960´s. He is considered by his fellow photographers and by his photographic subjects as the dean of that highly specialized art form. Art´s editorial, fine art and commercial photography covers a wide topical range, but his lifelong passion has been shooting the surf and that portion of his work is the focus of the book.

What sets Art apart from other surf photographers is his highly developed technical understanding of his equipment and photographic process, both in his controlled lighting studio environment and in his outdoor action and scenic shooting. Art adds to that foundation an understanding of the dance of surfing that comes from doing it himself and being around it for years on end. Art has a deep familiarity with the sport´s players and their aquatic stage, an innate sense of shutter timing, and the ability to somehow sneak under the skin of his subjects.

Unlike the majority of surf photographers who specialize mostly in capturing the ride, Art´s portraiture digs beneath the outer veneer of his subjects to conjure often humorous, sometimes kind, usually candid, occasionally cynical images. His work layers over emotional portrayals of the "dance" to create a constantly evolving statement about, who as surfers, we are, as well as that crazy, wonderful thing we do.

-Steve Pezman

The Surfer´s Journal

Surfing Books - Surfersvillage

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