Client: San Onofre Surf Co
Location: San Clemente, CA
Category: photo restoration
Approach: Early regional surf clubs printed yearbooks to commemorate the collections of family photos at the beach, trips to San Onofre, Malibu, and Santa Cruz to name a few. But one artist rose above the tides with his iconic VHS edits and radical short film style — Ethan Brosdedt. The founder of San Onofre Surf Co. received a blessing from Ethan’s family to revive his original VHS tapes. He asked me to bring these moving pictures back to life.
Process: I used these tapes to create collages into printed artworks. Ethan was notorious for the wordplay he used on title slides between clips. I highlighted this by titling this series “theEthan project” in his memory.
Outcome: These commemorative collages still remind us of Ethan as they hang in the San Onofre Surf Co warehouse to this day.