Through a 19th century lens

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Read all about it! www.surfdmag.com #surf #surfland #surfsitetintype #tintype #damianieditore

Read all about it! www.surfdmag.com #surf #surfland #surfsitetintype #tintype #damianieditore

When I first started the SurfLand series I found that guys were much more comfortable approaching me, my camera and darkbox on the beach. Eventually though, I met some of the wonderful women who surf Ditch Plains and even had the chance to photograph a group of Surfer Gals (as they call themselves) all together one afternoon.
So much has changed since I made that picture in 2008, especially regarding the way imagery is shared. Just today I received this tweet from Club Of The Waves ‏ @clubofthewaves

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Great female surfer portraits by @jstersurf http://thisisaboutridingwaves.tumblr.com/post/18666765535/joni-sternbach-via-clubofthewaves-com http://pic.twitter.com/apQbfLGC
So, I thought what better way to honor all those wonderful women on the waves than to feature some of their photographs over the next month.
This photo is of Bettina and was shot the first year into the project.

When I first started the SurfLand series I found that guys were much more comfortable approaching me, my camera and darkbox on the beach. Eventually though, I met some of the wonderful women who surf Ditch Plains and even had the chance to photograph a group of Surfer Gals (as they call themselves) all together one afternoon.

So much has changed since I made that picture in 2008, especially regarding the way imagery is shared. Just today I received this tweet from 

Great female surfer portraits by   

So, I thought what better way to honor all those wonderful women on the waves than to feature some of their photographs over the next month.

This photo is of Bettina and was shot the first year into the project.