The best photos always come from the inside. Will Adler is a 30 year old West Coast photographer known for his unique take on the surf world. Adler’s laid back, light infused images – of women surfers, as often as men – allude to the real spirit and atmosphere of place as much as the action of the sport. They’ve earned him a cult following in both surfing and photography circles. These shots were taken in Tahiti, Mexico, Hawaii, California, and the East Coast for himself and for magazines like Juxtapoz, Neon, Surfer, WAX, and The New Yorker. The magazine world is where I met James Danziger. We worked together at Vanity Fair when we both had very different lives. Danziger now runs of the premiere photo galleries in the country. This exhibit is the perfect summer-in-the-city escape, maybe the next best thing to being on the beach or in the water yourself. At Danziger Gallery through July 31.
(All photos, Will Adler)