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Vava Ribeiro : North Shore


Jesus Blue announces the publication of North Shore, the first monograph by the Brazilian photographer and surfer, Vava Ribeiro. For the past three decades, Ribeiro has been travelling the world chasing the next picture and the next wave. This stand-alone book represents some of his most compelling images, centred on the place that gives the book its title: North Shore, often described as the surf capital of the world.

Throughout the early 2000’s, Ribeiro spent a great deal of time in this remote part of Hawaii, living among the legendary surfers who have made their homes near its towering and treacherous waves. The pictures he made over these years reveal the hidden, dream-like side of the surfing life, far from the crowds of the public surf tour. This book juxtaposes Ribeiro’s haunting images of the Hawaiian landscape and seascape with his intimate portraits of fellow surfers and friends, including world champions John-John Florence and Kelly Slater. The total effect is immersive; Ribeiro’s North Shore is a particular kind of paradise, one where the barriers between life, surf, and art are blissfully dissolved.

Jesus Blue are publishing North Shore in a limited edition of 500 copies. The standard edition is available for £45 and the special edition with a signed hand print by Ribeiro is available for £100. Early orders are recommended.

Hardcase book with foil block

92 pages + endpapers

42 colour plates

280mm x 315mm

Edited by Nick Waplington

Text by Jamie Brisick

Designed by Jonny Lu Studio

Published in November 2019

by Jesus Blue

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