Over the past decade, Joni Sternbach, a fine art photographer living in Brooklyn, NY has traveled around the world to create one-of-a-kind tintype portraits of contemporary surfers using the nineteenth-century wet-plate collodion process with a large-format camera. In her stunning new monograph Surf Site Tin Type just published by Damiani Editore, Sternbach gathers the worldwide surfer community together in a series of fascinating portraits that celebrate surfing as a sport and way of life. Evoking our ancient ties to the ocean and the bold individualism of the men and women who live to ride the waves, Sternbach’s dramatic images capture surfers of different ages and cultures with their iconic boards, in prized beach locations. From Montauk and Malibu in the United States, to Byron Bay in Australia and Cornwall in England, Surf Site Tin Type brings us surfing legends, current

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