Photographer/Surfer/Art Framer

The Inertia

A portrait of the multi-talented Joe Curren. Photo: Jeremy Koreski

Hi, I’m Joe Curren–a photographer, art framer and surfer based in California. I am also a writer, designer, a second-generation shaper and woodworker, and a Patagonia brand ambassador.

Born in Santa Barbara and raised surfing the classic California pointbreaks of Rincon and The Ranch, I spent my younger years earning a reputation as a world-class surfer, far-flung traveler and later as a photographer, using my camera to capture profound yet often-overlooked facets of the surfing journey and beyond.

I now live in Crescent City, a small town on the north coast hemmed in by mountain ranges, “wild and scenic” rivers and Redwood National Park.

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