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Form or Function? Fins viewed as art objects


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Integrated multimedia exploration includes photography, film, book and gallery

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 22 October, 2013 : - - In a journey that transcends the sport, the theFINproject will explore the inspiring characters responsible for each new era in surfing: Tom Blake, Bob Simmons, George Greenough, the Campbell Brothers, Mark Richards and Simon Anderson. Their passion, drive, and creative minds have repeatedly revolutionized the fin – and shaped surfing as we know it today.

Through their stories, interviews with today’s innovators and pro surfers as well as breathtaking action footage, the project will look into the crystal ball of surfing to find out where, and from who, the next revolution in the sport will arise.

About the photogrAphs: The photographic study celebrates the fin as an art object, bringing the fin out of the boardbag and onto the gallery wall. Each dramatic photograph is a lasting conversation piece, enticing the viewer to wonder what stories each fin could tell and to reminisce about our own personal connections with the fin.

Why theFiNproject mAtters: theFINproject is more than just another surf film, it will be a work of art in and of itself. Guided by the modern, dramatic aesthetic of its director, theFINproject combines passion, art, photography, filmmaking, design, history and innovation in a way never before seen in surf culture. Its comprehensive scope is truly a unique and compelling undertaking!

The importance of this project reaches far beyond surfing, resonating with both surfers and non-surfers alike. Its engaging story encourages the audience to ask questions, follow their passions in life, and evolve their way of thinking, as have the innovators of the fin.

Who is theFiNproject?theFINproject was founded 2012 by Timothy Hogan, a Venice-based salt water addict, surfer and critically-acclaimed commercial photographer who’s lifelong connection with the ocean is being realized through the creation of this project. Timothy and a truly global team of talented individuals will bring this story to life in 2014.

Source: Fin Project

Author: Lindsay Regan

Tags: The Fin Project, Surfboard Fins, Fine Art, Photography

Art: Surfersvillage


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