Timothy Hogan, a still life photographer who also surfs has come up with a project that merges the both pieces of his life through his latest project featuring surfboard fins. “The Fin Project” is the latest visual exploration of the craft, history and people behind the fin.
“I wanted to merge two passions together and to contribute something to the sport because it is an overlooked part of surfing that has never gotten to seen the light of day,” Hogan says. “The fin inventors who have really allowed surfing to progress have never been given the recognition that they deserve. The fin is probably the most important evolutionary point in surfing.”
The mission is to honor the fin and its innovators as the defining variable in surfing’s progression. Through a comprehensive photographic study, “The Fin Project” will chronicle the stories, craftsmen and history of wave-riding fins, and show how the innovation of the fin has repeatedly led the sport of surfing to its latest developments of performance and style. A fine-art photography book, gallery show, and feature-length documentary film are also part of the project.
“I believe that developments in fin design from pioneers such as Tom Blake, Bob Simmons, George Greenough (to name a few) have propelled surfing more than any other single element in the history of the sport. They are surfing’s unsung heroes”, Hogan further explains.
Check it out. “The Fin Project” has released its first series of fine art photographs available for purchase online.
For more information, go to http://www.thefinproject.net/.