Empire in Waves
This project is a redesign of the text, Empire in Waves by Scott Laderman. This long body of the text is broken up in a clean, editorial layout. I captured and edited all the images included in this 40-page book. This hardcover book was handmade using the popular saddle stitch technique.
Inspired by Ray Gun’s Out of Control publication, my goal was to break the normal rules of publication design. I wanted to create spreads that were exciting and that kept your eye on the page for a while.
The text is about the commodification of surf culture, which was a big inspiration for my photography.