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UM YEAH PRESS

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Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.75 in. / 176 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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PUB DATE 10/31/2012
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CATALOG: FALL 2012 p. 12   

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"Bang! The knock on my front door reverberates through my house like a car backfiring, unannounced and unexpected, shocking me from my computer screen into action. All I could think about was how much time I would waste walking downstairs to answer the door, looking through the peephole to see two teenagers with bibles, then quietly turning around and lurching back up the steps back to whatever I was already wasting my time on. I positioned my eyeball to the little pipe with the fisheye lens and the first thing my eye locked on was the white van parked in front of my house, the sun reflecting brightly off it. Then my eye adjusts to the shade and in the dusty, vignetted edge of my porch stood a familiar person. The door cracks open and the words 'Let’s go, you’re going surfing, the waves are perfect for you,' emanate from the face of Thomas Campbell."

- Excerpted from Ed Templeton's Afterword, reproduced from Thomas Campbell: Slide Your Brains Out.

  

UM YEAH PRESS

Thomas Campbell: Slide Your Brains Out

Surfing in General 1997-2012

Published by UM YEAH PRESS
Foreword by Scott Hulet. Afterword by Ed Templeton.

Featured photograph is reproduced from <I>Thomas Campbell: Slide Your Brains Out</I>.Growing up in southern California, artist, photographer and filmmaker Thomas Campbell was raised on the DIY aesthetic of the early 1980s skateboarding culture. Photography tips came from like-minded fellow photographers employed in the skateboarding press rather than from school, and art history was a matter of osmosis, not academia. In the mid-1990s, Campbell moved to New York and immersed himself in the scene around Alleged Gallery, where he quickly befriended and exhibited among the generation of artists who would star in the landmark 2004 exhibition Beautiful Losers. Campbell began documenting surfing culture in the late 1990s through both photography and film. His first feature-length film, The Seedling, came out in 1999, followed by Sprout in 2004 and The Present in 2009. Campbell’s surfing photography has long been admired among by fellow surfers for its lack of gloss finish; unlike most, he eschews the familiar fish-eye shots or tightly cropped land angles. The first of ten projected volumes in Um Yeah Press’ surf photobook series, Slide Your Brains Out compiles work from the past 15 years. Often lo-fi and gritty, other times lush and saturated, Campbell’s compositions--which include portraits and action shots of some of the best surfers in the world--are always surprising and full of emotion, from melancholy to exultation.
Thomas Campbell (born 1969) is a self-taught painter, sculpture, photographer and filmmaker. He divides his time between his painting/sculpture studio in Bonny Doon, California, and traversing the globe making films. Campbell has had solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, Tokyo, Denmark, the Netherlands, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Morocco; he is also creative director for the independent record label Galaxia, which has released records by Tommy Guerrero, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Peggy Honeywell and the Black Heart Procession.

Featured images are reproduced from Thomas Campbell: Slide Your Brains Out.

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/15/2013

Slide Your Brains Out: Thomas Campbell & Dan Malloy Slideshow and Booksigning at Patagonia Cardiff Surf Shop

Slide Your Brains Out: Thomas Campbell & Dan Malloy Slideshow and Booksigning at Patagonia Cardiff Surf ShopThis Friday, May 17 from 7-10 pm, artist/photographer Thomas Campbell and former-pro-turned-surf-ambassador Dan Malloy will present a slideshow and booksigning for Campbell's glorious photography book, Slide Your Brains Out, at the Patagonia Cardiff Surf Shop (founded by Malloy and his equally legendary brothers, Keith and Dan, in 2006) with music by The Mattson 2. Featured image is "Joel Tudor color quiver," Del Mar, California, 2003. continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/7/2012

Featured Holiday Gift Book: Thomas Campbell

Thomas CampbellSlide Your Brains Out! Featured image is reproduced from Thomas Campbell’s new collection of surfing photographs from Um Yeah Press. His caption reads, “Mr. Mustachio would go: Michel Junod gets into a windy hog somewhere on an island in the Mid Atlantic. I don't really like those stickers or T-shirts that say ‘Old Dudes Rule,’ or whatever, but this ain't too shabby for a 60-year-old dude laying it down on a single-fin. West Africa, 2008.” Slide Your Brains Out is one of our top holiday gift books, as well as a best-seller at our stores at Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami this week. continue to blog


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Slide Your Brains Out is an exciting new project from Southern California-based painter, sculptor, filmmaker, photographer, skateboarder, surfer and all-around "cool dude" Thomas Campbell. Campbell has been co-conspirator in The Alleged Gallery's hell-raising crew of skateboarders/ street artists since the 90s, exhibiting alongside the likes of Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey and Mike Mills. You may also recognize his work from the blockbuster Beautiful Losers exhibition that toured the US from 2004 to 2009. This publication, from the artist's recently launched imprint Um Yeah Press, features stunning surf photography from 1997 to 2012. Celebrating the sport with both stellar action shots and intimate portraits of fellow wave-riders, the photos have a super lo-fi aesthetic and are so color-saturated it's like a day at the beach on acid.
Campbell is a truly righteous renaissance man: not only does he run his own indie music label, and act as a cultural ambassador/sometime designer for Paul Frank, but he has also completed three feature-length surf films. The first two, Seedling and Sprout have already sold over 50,000 copies (on DVD) alone. He's an absolute legend in the community. With contributions from Scott Hulet (editor of Surfer's Journal) and fellow Beautiful Loser Ed Templeton (no stranger to our list), Slide Your Brains Out will be a runaway success. Surfing is crazy trendy right now and this bodacious book will be releasing in August 2012 just in time to soak up the last rays of summer. All I have to say is--COWABUNGA! -- Erin Dunigan
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