About the Artist
As a surfing teenager in the 1960s, Jeff Divine began taking photos documenting the surrounding Southern Californian surf scene and subsequent explosion of surfing culture. This transformation would change a once sacred and soulful pursuit into a sanitized sport and lucrative industry. Such was his talent, in 1971 he was appointed Photo Editor at Surfer Magazine — dubbed the 'Bible of the Sport' — where he began a 17 year long stint, helping to visually define the surfing period through its most respected, specialist publication. During this time he traveled extensively to some of the most exotic destinations as surfers searched ever farther a field for the perfect wave. Divine would later move to breakaway publication, The Surfer’s Journal where he has held the role of Photo Editor for the last 16 years. His work has been published extensively including titles, Masters Of Surf Photography Volume 1: Jeff Divine (The Surfer’s Journal), Surfing Photographs From The Seventies Taken By Jeff Divine and Surfing Photographs From The Eighties Taken By Jeff Divine (Tom Adler Books/Distributed Art Publishers). International solo exhibitions include, The Oceanside Museum Of Art (2007), M+B Art (2006), Crane Kallman Gallery, Ocean Institute (2005).