Gerry Lopez, Pipeline, January 1980, Jeff Devine
This is in limited edition print in two sizes.
About the Artist
Growing up in La Jolla, Jeff Divine began taking pictures of fellow surfers in his hometown during the 1960s and got to know the original alternative sport before the mainstream media blew it into the commercial kingdom it has now come to be. His photo focus took him into a staff position in 1971 with Surfer Magazine, where he would begin the first of some 35 annual trips to the North Shore.
In 1981, Divine would become the Photo Editor of the magazine, a position he held for the next 16 years. Today, Divine is the Photo Editor at The Surfer's Journal and continues to contribute to Surfer. Divine was the focus of The Surfers Journal's second ode to the master photographers in 2000 with Masters of Surf Photography: Jeff Divine, and many of his iconic images were collated in the book Surfing Photographs from the Seventies taken by Jeff Divine (T. Adler Ltd).