Rusty Miller’s first ever book, Turning Point: Surf Portraits and Stories From Bells to Byron 1970-1971 has just been released.
The book Turning Point is a collection of rare photographs taken by Rusty of some of surfing’s most iconic characters. He has captured a fascinating era in surfing’s history. Half of the images were taken at the 1970 World Surfing Championships at Bells Beach, the other half a year later at Byron Bay/Lennox Head. From Bells to Byron he tells the stories of each portrait, as do the people captured in the photos.In collaboration with Tricia Shantz the book was put together having trawled through Rusty’s 40 year old black and white negatives and colour slides. They’d been tucked away in boxes all that time.
The surfers in the photos have proven to be some of the most interesting and creative individuals in surfing’s culture. Most of these photos have never been seen before.Rusty, not known as a surfing photographer, has taken images that are evocative portraits of the people at that time. In addition to the visuals Turning Point makes for fascinating reading.Surfing culture’s sense of community and cool are at the centre of Rusty’s photographs from this turning point in surfing’s time line.
Dave Rastovich, Surfer and Environmental ActivistFor further information or to order a book email:
ph: 02668 47390 or 0428847390
or go to www.rustymillersurf.com
Rusty and Tricia will be doing a book talk at SurfWorld Gold Coast, Friday May 3rd.