Stüssy takes it back to the brand’s roots in a new book featuring never before seen photographs from one of surfing and skateboarding’s most influential photographers Craig Fineman. Although Fineman is no longer with us, thanks to boyhood friend Duncan Campbell and International Stussy Tribe member Jules Gayton, Stüssy is privileged to present this intimate look at a late 1970’s pool skating session captured in black and white as only Craig could do.
Known for his artistic approach to photographing the burgeoning late ’70s surfing and skateboarding scene, Fineman took into consideration the overall aesthetics of a photograph. Unique angles and composition, intertwined with an almost architectural feel were hallmarks of Craig’s work. To further enhance said elements of his photography, we chose to present each photo in a distinct way offering a feel of the gravity of the situation, while highlighting the gracefully flowing movements taking place.
Although this session can realistically be measured as a small sliver in the grand scope of time for skateboarding — and even surfing given the influence found in modern surfing that can be attributed to what went on in those pools — thanks to Campbell’s archive of Fineman’s work, this session will be forever immortalized in this special edition book.