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Blog 1606 Fresh Mullet 28John Witzig29 Data 1

Capturing the 1970s Australian surf culture

Australia in the 1970s was a wave of long haired boys, flared Levi jeans, crotchet bikini clad girls and endless summer days.

Pho­to­graph­er John Witzig per­fectly cap­tures the essence of the Uto­pi­an, laid back life­style in the coastal towns of Aus­tralia dur­ing the 60s and 70s. His film pho­to­graphs show a life­style of bronzed teen­agers with sun kissed locks and homemade surf boards, shun­ning the tra­di­tion­al lives their par­ents laid out for them.

John takes us on a dur­ing through time, depict­ing scenes of a pre-tour­ist, bohemi­an Byron Bay and surf­ing con­tests held at the notori­ous Bells Beach in Victoria.

All images by John Witzig from the Arca­dia exhib­i­tion.

27 Jun 2016 · neubau eyewear