How would Homo Sensum see our world? Through eyes full of wonder, with all senses engaged, the self forgotten. They would see every other living species as an ally, one that has also evolved over millions of years and adapted to be no more or less valuable than the human, separated only by simple twists of DNA. As Desmond Morris said, ‘Each animal must be honoured for its own sake, regardless of its prettiness, rarity or monetary value.’
Delighted to announce the launch of Backwash II. 160 pages, perfect bound, and printed in full colour on FSC approved uncoated 120gsm paper in the United Kingdom.
Backwash Issue Two is a surf anthology featuring Japan, the photography of Chris Burkard and Sergio Villalba, Hamish Laing and Woody Gooch. Kalani Lattanzi swims at Nazare, Amy Kotch surfs barrels whilst pregnant and John Peck knee paddles out as he has done since 1958. Mickey Smith writes on the supersonic Ben Player, shot by Jack Johns. We feature Zio Ziegler and Chippa Wilson, Sam Bleakley and Michael Kew. Fergal confronts the topic of mental illness. In Japan we encounter David Kinoshita, Brad Gerlach, Tina Bingham, Nisi, Hiromichi Soeda and many others. Harrison Roach, Mike Lay and Jamie Brisick give their perspective. Joni Sternbach's portfolio stops the clock. Curate is packed with Kaineder, Groves, Proud, Borrow and we conclude with Demi Taylor on being a bodysurfer. The last spread is devoted to a poem by the musician Gavin Clark, RIP.
Available to buy from our brand new website.
Delighted to have another little story in the journal (and my London torso trimming across spread, photo by Jack Johns).
Wooden spoon by Joe Hart Designs, Senor Clegg, Cap'n Aiken, me at home by Henry
Moz tripping, photo by Amy Greenhough
Glad to have the opening story in this little book, well worth seeking out.
I woke up last Wednesday very early and wrote a poem about Europe. Chris made this film on Thursday and my wife, Amy Greenhough, recorded the voiceover with CJ Mirra that evening. #remain
Found my 2004 surf diary. 325 days.
Always glad in my heart to see this legend, Mr. Smith with Teddy/Juan.
All photos by Matt Unwin
One of the better days in history on our fickle corner of the east coast. The early morning as the wind swung was solid. I kooked it on one of the roundest rights I've seen emerge from this cold, dark little sea. Pushing headhigh, I swear.