'For the past couple years I have photographed surfers in Montauk and in California. Their activity takes place on the water; the people are persistent elements in a shifting scene. The singular, primitive act of surfing on the water is tempered by the social and negotiated state of human interaction on the shore. The surfers act as a bridge between the sea as an unbridled force of nature and the shoreline, a place governed by social expectations.'- Joni Sternbach
Aren't these photos amazing? They're taken using a process called 'wet-plate collodion'. I'm not even going to lie and tell you that it took me a while to realize that these were modern day photographs!