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Leroy Grannis - Legendary Surf Photographer

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—01. Photographs by ©LeRoy Grannis. All rights reserved.

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Leroy has provided us with some of the nicest surf photography dating back to the early 1960s. Odds are if you've seen any shots of the Southern Californian or Hawaiian surf culture in the 1960s and 1970s, he probably captured it. From black and white to an explosion of Technicolor, he really helped frame a generation of surfers. As Leroy passed away earlier this year, it's important to remember his contribution to that era of surfing. Before the shortboard, endorsements and telephoto lenses, when the sport was really at one of its most pure stages of evolution, his iconic photos help depict an era with absolute beauty. His photos will live forever along with the essence behind every shot, the love of the sport.

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Reader Comments (5)

nice blurb, cool pics../
July 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjoey
nice post m.k.
July 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenters.
Leroy is a champ. I hope to live to be 93! They are having a paddleout for him on the 25th at Hermosa Beach according to my previous issue of surfer mag.
July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTim
The Band of Outsiders polo shirts are also superb.
July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRay Chung
Vintage surfing is so hot right now. Good post though, thanks a lot. I didn't know about this guy but will be sure to check his work out.
July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeadless Hawk

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