Whilst I was photo ed and then editor of Wavelength mag I shot more of the English coastline than anyone had so intensively up to that point. It was rare if I was in the country and there was a swell on an English coastline that I was not on it. The shots help us propel Wavelength back into the realms of a good surf magazine again, and also achieved our covert plan of giving British surfers a real and even platform to get good shots at home in.
I’ve always wanted to put them all into one place, or at least all the best ones, and Dispatches From A Plastic Planet is that outlet. England (the UK really), is at the forefront of marine conservation globally, Chris Hines and friends started fronting up to marine pollution on behalf of water users way before anyone else. SAS now leads the way globally, it must be one of the most effective pressure groups when it comes to coastline issues, especially when water users are concerned. It’s why the England bit of the book is so important. There is a myriad of British surfers – Alan Stokes, Reubyn Ash, Joss Ash, Wazza and Gadge Llewellyn, Ali Adams, Jayce Robinson, Adam Griffiths, Ben Skinner, Zach Lawton, Eugene Tollemache to mention just a few, plus waves from Porthleven, the far west of Cornwall, Porthtowan, Newquay, Perranporth, Bude area, Constantine, Croyde and Yorkshire and the tales around scoring them.
I don’t think there is one place where you’ll find so many shots of the best of Englands waves firing as this…
Dispatches From A Plastic Planet – Hardback 25 x 20 cm, 208 pages
204 page hardback book shot in France, England, Ireland, Scotland, Iceland and Norway. Price includes postage WORLDWIDE