Andrew Kidman has devoted his life to documenting the backwaters of wavesliding and in the process has created one of his own in the form of a 252 page 12×12 hard bound book called Ether. The work is comprised of photographs, art and interviews of locals and legends, breaks and boards that ignores modern surfing’s photoshopped lineups, faux distressed designs and sponsor produced press packets. Ether has emerged from a life spent sketching stories in pencil, pulling screen prints and surfing lonely lands with the seekers, shapers and originators of style and flow.
This limited edition will be found in the abodes of watermen and women who respect the history of their breaks, who own multiple forms of surfcraft and ride them in all conditions. It will stand beside the rainbowed spines of collected volumes of the Journal and other fine publications which inspect surf culture.
Congrats to Kirk Gee of Consafos Press for shepherding this project through the publishing process.
A few images from the book: