Untitled from the Surf Texas Series

Untitled from the Surf Texas Series

South Padre Island

“I grew up in Houston, surfing. When I moved to Austin in the mid-’80s, I stopped going to the beach as often. But about 10 years ago I decided to get back into surfing and to photograph the experience. This project is less about documentary and more about something more intangible: the experience of it. It’s basically a loose survey of the Texas coast (landscapes, seascapes, architecture and portraits) with an emphasis on the surf culture. I hope to finish up this year by photographing a good hurricane swell.”

See more of Kenny Braun’s work here.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Seeking Texas-based documentary photography that captures the strangest state. Please send inquiries to may@texasobserver.org.

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