SPD West: Unsung Heroes 4 "That's Why I'm So Happy."

SPD West: Unsung Heroes 4 Jeff Divine is a photographer, photo editor, and author who's been documenting the art of the surf world since before it was his career; in this interview he says he's been "shooting since '66..." and "I laid it down in the mid '70s. I was like, "All I'm going to be, because I'm good at it, is a surf photographer. That's it. I'm Jeff Divine, surf photographer. I'm not a portrait, bikini model photographer guy." I'm not going to strive to be something that I'm not. That's why I'm so happy." He's been photo editor at Surfer Magazine (and is still a contributor), and is now photo editor for The Surfer's Journal, as well as the author of "Surfing Photographs from the 70s" and "Surfing Photographs from the 80s."

His work for The Surfer's Journal might include an 18-page photo-essay on an outrigger canoe race in Bora Bora, or a 12-page story on artist and surfer Julian Schnabel--as well as his own photography. Join us at Smashbox Thursday night to hear a little about his own amazing career and even more from his pick as one of the West Coast's Unsung Heroes... all info after the jump.

Unsung Heroes 4: "It's An Art Form to Actually Be Able to Do This." (Frank W Ockenfels 3)
Unsung Heroes 4: "Making Art About Art." (John Van Hamersveld + Lawrence Azerrad)
Unsung Heroes 4: "The Journey Is a Medium In Itself" (Rebeca Mendez)

Unsung Heroes 4: Top California creatives talk work, creativity, assignments, and more.
Presented by Charlie Hess, Lisa Thackaberry and Carol LeFlufy.

This is our fourth big bash at Smashbox; check out all the great work from our first night here, from our second night here and from our third night (illustration!) here.

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30.
Presentations about 7:30pm. (We'll see how the cocktails go... you know us.)
Advance RSVP saves you $$, and guarantees you a spot in the audience, some great food, and a cool drink in hand. (It was standing-room-only the last time, so... jump on it!) What better way to start your Thursday night, right?

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Smashbox Studios West Hollywood
1011 North Fuller Ave, LA, CA
6:30 - 9:00 PM, doors open for cocktails at 6:30
Plenty of street parking available.

SPD Members & Students, ONLY $5 with advance reserve
($15 at the door, CASH ONLY, if tickets remain after pre-sale ends)

General Admission, $10 with advance reserve
($15 at the door, CASH ONLY, if tickets remain after pre-sale ends)

RSVP early!  All tickets, cocktails, and seating are first come, first served.

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