ANDERSON+LOW: Black Sand Surfers in Taiwan

Black Sand: Surfers In Taiwan
Published by Lucky Panda Press (March 2014)

Rinaldo Lee

Eddie Chen

"Black Sand is a continuation of Anderson + Low's ongoing studies of sport and of sport as a reflection of both individual and cultural diversity and aspiration; it is an exploration of the new Taiwanese surfing culture."

"The volcanic black sand beaches, the grey sky of the typhoon season and a lead-colored sea provide a natural monochrome backdrop for this new series.The only color in the photographs is found in the surfer's skin and the vibrant design of their surfboards and surfing attire. the resulting images are the antithesis of the archetypal surfing image." –Publisher


EA: Where did you two meet?

Jonathan Anderson: We met in a photographic facility in London 25 years ago October the 12th this year. We’ve been working as the team 'Anderson + Low' for over twenty years.   

Edwin Low: We submitted some work for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. It was quite unique because it was the first time they accepted Photography as an art form in the Royal Academy. The rest is history.  

Jonathan Anderson: We thought we’d better take ourselves seriously and carry on, so that's where it all started.

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