The North Shore has some of the most celebrated surf breaks in the world. Heroes are made there, and people die. In December, when the Pipeline Masters are held, and the waves can hit twenty feet, the best professional surfers on the planet are concentrated in a handful of beachfront rentals within a few hundred yards of each other. These houses are the closest thing to an actual backstage that exists on the North Shore. This is where surfing’s elite convene.
But don’t expect to jump off a tour bus with your suntan lotion & fanny pack and get to truly experience the North Shore. This is the birthplace of modern surfing, but much of the real action is off limits to the general public. The North Shore is an extremely tight-knit community that is largely inaccessible to most visitors.
This book is an intimate behind-the-scenes tour of the North Shore shot with remarkable access and from a perspective rarely seen by outsiders. HI 1K features an astounding 1000 candid photos, portraits and interviews shot over the course of 10 seasons. The rich backstories of these moments are illuminated with dozens of detailed and evocative captions. HI 1K is a lush and voyeuristic journey chronicling the private lives and unguarded moments of the larger-than-life characters that make up the surf culture of the North Shore.
We’re incredibly excited to announce the pre-sale campaign for HI 1K – 10 years, 1000 moments on the North Shore of Hawaii.
The creative team at Indoek have an amazing track record of creating beautifully designed book projects that remain true to the aesthetic and tone of the images and content inside. Last year they produced and designed the critically acclaimed “Surf Shacks” book.
For this project, we’ve spent countless hours curating and editing thousands of photos from 10 years worth of material. We’ve researched paper stocks, sourced an amazing offset printer, and assembled 244 page layouts that bring the saltwater, grit, excitement and splendor of the North Shore to life.
We are passionately committed to creating the most meticulously-designed book and using the highest quality printing methods and materials. This process is not cheap, but this book was too important for us to cut corners, or to concede control by handing it over to an outside publisher. Instead, we opted to produce and fund this book by offering it directly to a community that recognizes the value of this material and trusts our commitment to quality.
This project has been a massive undertaking, but we’re incredible proud of what we’ve put together. Now we just need your support to help us get over the finish line.
HI 1K will be a stunning hardcover book available to the general pubic in fall 2019. Kickstarter backers will receive first edition copies at a significantly discounted price before they are released to the public.
Unfortunately we can't ship pre-sale copies of HI 1K internationally due to the high shipping costs and the associated fees charged by Kickstarter. Please check back in fall 2019 - We will be offering HI 1K for worldwide sales!
The book specs are as follows:
- 244 Pages.
- 4 Color Offset printing with spot varnish.
- Case bound, hardcover with fabric wrap and foil stamp.
- Embossed cover image.
- 157 GSM Matte Art Paper.
- 9.5" X 11.5"
HI 1K Page Layouts and Captions Examples
Previous Gallery Installations
Risks and challenges
Printing high-end photography books is expensive!
In a visual landscape dominated by social media, photography has become diluted and devalued by the constant stream of content delivered to us each day. We however, still believe in the unique power of photography to bridge cultures, convey important narratives, document history, and emotionally affect people.
The pubic has come to expect their content to be free, infinite and delivered effortlessly via digital devices. Our challenge with HI 1K is to convince you to break this cycle and support this project by purchasing a pre-sale copy of HI 1K. By doing do, you will be investing in a unique, tangible and everlasting document of North Shore surf culture that wont simply fade away when you put your phone down. We are confident that the passion, time, energy and talent represented in these pages will shine through wonderfully and make the cost worth the effort. Thank you in advance for support in keeping print media a viable source for beautiful high-end photography.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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