I got my first film camera when I was 17, I was working at a little vintage shop in Fremantle, Australia. My boss told me I could pick just one thing from the shop as my Christmas present and I knew straight away my best friend for the summer was going to be the little red and black Canon AF-50 in the window.
I’m Todd Weaver. I live in Los Angeles in the Echo Park neighborhood, 26 miles away from my regular surf spot First Point (Surfrider). I started surfing only 4 years ago and shooting it for about 3. I started doing color experiments about 2 years or so ago. I fog (expose it using a method I like to keep secret) each roll of film prior to shooting it.
I had a friend describe my photography as a ‘baked dinner’ recently. In his words, “Your photography is like a baked dinner, it’s really homely you know, just hanging with your mates and stuff.” I’ve never had someone describe my photography before and I think his depiction is pretty accurate.
What was I thinking moving to a small town where I didn’t know a single soul?
Since I got here my laptop crashed, my phone broke and my camera fell on concrete. I can barely pay my rent and now winter is coming and the sun is leaving us with darkness…
who are you?
when, like a cacophonous symphony of waves crashing into the ever-wanting shore,
your own world similarly collides beautifully into mine.
All the pics are in Victoria and have something to do with surfing, but I was also trying to make a bit of a documentation of what these locations were like in the summer of 2018/19 as the changing world is making the sharing of locations easier and we are seeing special locations flocked to like never before, which will only continue..
While I was home in Western Australia for Summer, I spent heaps of time hanging out with one of my good mates Evan. He rips on the log and is always a pleasure to shoot and surf with. We did a bunch of trips up and down the coast over the Summer.
As I’m sure a million other analogue photographers can agree, film really is like no other. It’s timeless. There’s something so special about getting ludicrous amounts of film developed – despite almost getting bankrupt by the costs involved (lol).
Hey I'm Jake. A fairly normal 22 year old guy based in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast, QLD. My passion is being around the ocean and shooting film, tending to squeeze a sneaky wave in whenever I have the opportunity, sloppy or not (mostly always sloppy).
I’m Adrian. I reside in Newcastle NSW. I utilise the ocean to stay youthful, awake and smiling. Like most of us. If it's pumping I probably missed 'the shot' by paddling out.