Primitive Skills Magazine

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Unprofessional
Surfing Magazine


Volume 01. 2014.

Primitive Skills Magazine is an independent study into the rituals, symbols, habits & habitats of surfers. Misuse of funds, distaste for authority, anti-social behaviour, freedom of thought & other undesirable side effects of salt water to the brain. Reggae Night in Costa Rica with Peter Sutherland & Lele Saveri. Roy Stuart speaks on the influence primitive weapons have on his design theories, also the 70’s, reincarnation, lizard-mind, education & time travel. Craig Allsop & Gauranga on cultural outreach in Japan. 1973-2014 community contributions of surfer habitat’s. And finally the search for Fountainhead begins on the lost continent.

Contributors.
Craig Allsop. Jonny Brazil. Eric Brunetti. Ari Browne. Raf Browne. Ben Cambana. Ed Davis. Ronny Fenwick. Lloyd Godman. Harry Henderson. Ryan Heywood. Derek Hynd. Richard James. Skip James. Mark Kayler-Thomson. Spencer Murphey. Gauranga Ormond. Lele Saveri. Sam Smith. Roy Stuart. Peter Sutherland. Nathan Taylor. Geoffrey White.

128 Pages.
186mm x 248mm.
Perfect Bound.

AU$20

Rooftop in Kyushu


By Craig Allsop

Parts of southern Kyushu look a lot like Hawaii- big mountains falling into the sea, thick impenetrable vegetation and winding roads, houses hidden away in deep valleys. So many stories down here from the people and the land. One local guy, ‘Mr 300’, told tales of places I’d never be able to find alongside the history of sandbanks in the area spanning some 30 years. How developments in the local area had mucked up some places but created new ones in its wake, how slight changes in the typhoon patterns have altered local spots and the sand buildup, how even the construction of surf carparks affected things. The sort of local knowledge from intense observation over a long period of time living in the same area.

Hand printed at Gero-Lab all proceeds go on to fund the printing of Primitive Skills Magazine, Volume 02.

8×10 inches
Silver Gelatin Print

Edition of 15

AU$60 (including postage)

Southern Tasmania
Paddle Out


By Craig Allsop

We were based in central Tasmania in a small house on a property that’d never been logged. Big old ancient trees surrounded the place and a raspberry farm was just down the hill. When the weather would set in we’d stay there, when things looked good we’d be camping all over the state. We got plenty lucky on this trip, only after a couple weeks of some average conditions and wet camping. Originally printed in The Surfers Journal 23.1, this photograph sticks with me as a moment that changed that trip and led us to stick around Tasmania a lot longer than initially intended.

Hand printed at Gero-Lab all proceeds go on to fund the printing of Primitive Skills Magazine, Volume 02.

8×10 inches
Silver Gelatin Print

Edition of 15

AU$60 (including postage)

Ginge


By Craig Allsop

I’m allergic to the local ginger cat that often perches on my fence outside my kitchen. Outside collecting tomatoes ‘Ginge’ comes up stealthily behind me, rubs against me, sending me into a sneezing frenzy. All of which Ging loves, hunting me down with his magical powers. Tomatoes are about the only things that I can grow in the midwest of WA.

Hand printed at Gero-Lab all proceeds go on to fund the printing of Primitive Skills Magazine, Volume 02.

8×10 inches
Silver Gelatin Print
Edition of 15

AU$60 (including postage)