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Shapers Series: Jim Phillips by Anastasia Petukhova


"Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to be approached by photographer Anastasia Petukhova, requesting the opportunity to photograph me while shaping. Anastasia is a very talented photographer who is in the process of creating a photo-documentary about surfboard building. She plans to show her work at a solo exhibition sometime in the future, but in the meantime you can find her most recent work on shapers"  Jim Phillips

 

Anastasia Petukhova
 

The first time I saw that warehouse I felt like I just entered Disneyland. The place was magic. There were blanks all over the place, wooden, foam, and some really old ones that looked like they’ve been there forever. The vivid smell of the different kinds of wood was very tempting and I spend minutes walking around and smelling everything. There was a blank being glued and it smelled even more awesome. The variety of tools was impressive. And then there was Jim. I knew I had to come back because I got there to photograph Matt Calvani. I never plan for two shoots for the same day. Everyone deserves full attention and I need to keep my focus for the whole time of the shoot.

So I planned to come back another day and spend it with Jim. This was that day.

To Order copies of Anastasia's print visit her website