Surf-centric website Indoek continues to expand the breath of its offerings, in turn demonstrating an increasing global interest in the full culture surrounding those addicted to waves. “Surf Shacks,” a 288-page foray into the home lives of creatively-employed surfers, has just released on Gestalten. An extension of Indoek’s photography project, the book offers 42 photo shoot’s worth of architecture and lifestyle imagery—oftentimes capturing quiet moments and considered decor. This isn’t a documentation of professional surfers and their globetrotting. Instead, Indoek’s photographers focused on individuals working in creative fields that they’d met while surfing—or heard of from friends. And while Indoek happens to be LA-based, the homes featured in the book are situated around the globe.
Indoek has long been a side project of Matt Titone and Ron Thompson, who together founded the creative studio ITAL/C. The site has functioned as a means to demonstrate creative projects (and personality) in their down time. The book has been an outgrowth, that’s been four years in the making—even occupying parts of their vacations (where they’d find people and homes to photograph). “The impetus was to celebrate surfers who are working creative professionals,” Titone explains to CH. “It started with our peers and people we know. Every time we do a shoot, people would give us recommendations on where to go next.” He says this has been one of the most interesting parts: taking a chance, awkward introductions, and ultimately capturing something authentic. The resulting work reveals beautiful and compelling imagery that many can appreciate.
You can purchase “Surf Shacks” online now for $60.
Images courtesy of Gestalten