Jeff Divine 2019 Surf Culture

Considered to be one of the most insightful surf and surf culture documentary photographers of our time

Growing up in La Jolla, California, Jeff Divine began taking pictures of his fellow surfers in his hometown turning the 1960's and got to know the original alternative sport before the mainstream media blue it up into the commercial kingdom it has now come to be.Photographer Art Brewer / Courtesy Jeff Divine

PHOTO: Jeff Divine in Johanna, Australia 1976


His work took him to a stafff position in 1971 with Surfer Magazine where he would begin the first of some 37 annual trips to the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii and numerous worldwide trips to the best surfing destinations. He served as photo editor for Surfer and the Surfer's Journal for 35 years.

Divine has one of the largest archives of surf photography that exists from 1970-2009. His published works include; Masters of Surfing Photography Volume 1 (The Surfer's Journal) Surfing Photographs from the Seventies taken by Jeff Divine (Tom Adler books, ) Surfing Photographs Taken in the Eighties by Jeff Divine (Tom Adler Books, art ) Legends of Surfing (Duke Boyd, MVP Books)

His work has been shown solo at; The Oceanside Museum of Art (2007) MB Art, LA (2006) Crane Tallman, Brighton, UK.  2008) Ocean Institute, Dana Point California (2005) Gallery 169, Santa Monica, (2013) Mollusk, San Francisco, (2014), A.Galerie- Paris, France.

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PHOTO: 1981 Haleiwa
PHOTO: 1974 Sunset Beach, camera down