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October 31st, 2011

Flying Through the Clouds ~ Surf Photography of Jim Russi

World-renowned surfing and surf lifestyle photographer Jim Russi has a book out titled "Flying Through the Clouds". A beautiful, hardbound book of photos and words from Jim Russi, with a nice introduction written by Scott Hunlet, the Editor of The Surfers Journal.

There is something for everyone in this book! Whether you’re a surfer, photography enthusiast, like beautiful women (he shoots a lot for Roxy), or simply love the idyllic landscapes of Hawaii and breathtaking photos of breaking waves… You’ll love this! It’s interesting too, with many flashes of surfing history, including action shots and portraits of some of surfing’s great pioneers, heroes, master craftsman and icons. The only thing you’ll struggle with is the temptation to de-face the book; pulling out pages to frame! :)

To purchase this book please contact the publisher… The book is available in the U.S. via Schiffer Publishing or in Europe via Bushwood Books

Below are some of Jim’s great photos from the book…

Jamie O'Brien. Mr Casual. Pipeline, Hawaii (2006)

Andy Irons fully focused, Pipe Masters, Hawaii (2006)

Kassia Meador. Beautiful Water, Beautiful Spirit. Hawaii (2005)

Nathan Fletcher taking a deep breath. Pipeline, Hawaii (2005)

Kassia Meador, Sun Child. Chun’s Reef, Hawaii (2005)

Ricky Whitlock. Tasting Hawaiian Power. Pipeline, Hawaii (2008)

Ronnie Burns heading for heaven. Pipeline, Hawaii (1979)

About the book

Capture the surfing world through the lens of world-renowned photographer Jim Russi. Over 180 warm, dazzling photos from around the globe take readers on this surfing tour de force through Hawaii, Tahiti, California, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Fiji, Bali, Indonesia, and the islands off South Africa. The engaging text provides stories from the photographer’s global travels, adding an additional dimension to the brilliant photos and fascinating encounters with celebrities in the surfing world and other realms. Learn how Jim discovered a theme that would direct his work from that point forward during a Roxy shoot in 1997: "The simple fun of surfing-showing a lifestyle that anyone could relate to, not simply appealing to hard-core surfers, but to dreamers alike." Give yourself a chance to dream. You will be glad you did.

About Jim Russi

Jim Russi has been capturing the surfing lifestyle for decades. He is among today’s most respected surfing lensmen, with over 100 magazine covers and numerous advertising campaigns to his credit. He and his family live on the beach in Hawaii, with a beautiful view of the world famous Banzi Pipeline.


Check out a photo exhibit of Jim Russi’s work