MP -- ghosts in his machine.
On a lighter note, Karim Rejeb's My Toys takes the surf aesthetic inside, rolling construction paper and carpets into waves and surf's them Mr. Bill style: "Oh, Mr. Bill -- look out! That gnarly grinder is gonna break on your head!" For more of his art, go to Rejeb's website.
Back to a darker note. Sea of Darkness is the doc of a group of early '70s surfers, conmen, raconteurs and drug smugglers who plied their trade aboard the Indies Trader in the early days of Indo discovery. Some of them died, some ended up in jail and some lived to tell about it. An edge-of-the-seat slide into a side of surfing few will experience.
Arguably, for most people (because most people will never surf), surfing is more about the art/photo/visual side of the sport than the actual act. Hanging Five profiles five surfer/artists to get at why they surf, why they do (their widely differing styles of) art, and what their worlds are like when the two intersect. Featured are Andy Davis (great, jazzy soundtrack), Julie Goldstein (winsome, whimsical, "the only girl out"), Alex Knost (photographer/musician), Tyler Warren (Edward Hopper goes surfing) and Wolfgang Bloch (found mixed media). Pamella and I attended the openings for the most recent work of Warren and Bloch when we were in San Diego this summer.
Andy Davis in his studio.