Art Brewer was born in Laguna Beach, California and has never abandoned the area…except to travel. Beginning in 1968 as a principal staff photographer for SURFER Magazine, his life has been filled with journeys, most of them to the world’s vast panoply of islands, where he has produced everything from journalistic coverage to celebratory location work. A self-taught photographer who once took a seminar from Ansel Adams, Art has circled the globe countless times chasing the world’s best waves and the surfers who chased them. Brewer is distinguished among his peers for his collection of surfer portraits. Over his 40-year career, Art vast body of work has been celebrated in numerous outlets as diverse as Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Esquire, and Playboy as well as celebrated in Masters of Surf Photography: Art Brewer. In the language of images, the photographs of Art Brewer are known for speaking with penetrating truth, enlivened with edgy wit. View more of Brewer's work at

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