Renowned surf and skate photographer Steve Sherman has an exhibition of his work opening at UNIV in Encinitas, California tomorrow:“Steve Sherman began his photographic career at Transworld Skateboarding Magazine, under the guidance of legendary skateboard photographer J. Grant Brittain, and later went on to help found the groundbreaking Transworld Surf Magazine as a photo editor. He is currently a senior staff photographer of Surfing Magazine.
Since the late ’80s, Sherman’s trademark moody black and white photos have broken new ground in a field where bright, front-lit color was the standard. Drawing on the influences of portrait photographer Mark Seliger (Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair) and the unrestrained, creative grit of the skateboard world, Sherman’s surf star portraits and lifestyle photography explore uncharted realms of behind-the-scenes intimacy and journalistic presence, bringing fans closer to their surfing heroes than they ever thought possible. “I shoot the images I do because I’m a surfer for life, passionate about music, and a big fan of pro surfing,” says Sherm.” Source steveshermanimages.com
If you can’t make it it’s well worth checking out Sherman’s website for a look at some of his work, not just the iconic surf and skate shots but also a variety of lifestyle, portrait, music etc. based stuff – and you can buy some of his prints, including the “White Boy, No Rhythm” shot used in the flyer above, from his T-Sherms site shop.
Thanks to Boardistan for bringing this to our attention…as is often the case!