The Waves Between
James Midwinter's work isn't necessarily about the act of surfing, but the time and space around it. It seeks to suggest rather than dictate. Midwinter attempts to conjure a sense of place and evoke an individual response. The viewer is invited to submit to the scene and step away from the distractions of modern life - observe, breath in and imagine themselves in this space, enveloped by the sounds of the rolling sea or the cool stillness. Midwinter’s work aims to show us that surfing is a way to intensely be at one with nature and the book is a reflection of this philosophy, a communion with nature, often free from other aspects of human life. Waiting for a wave is a meditation.