Laura Bute Photography

Remembering Leroy Grannis, dude

Some photographers work their patooties off to make a living while others find their claim to fame in a teeny tiny niche. Enter Leroy Grannis, legendary photographer and surfer. Apparently in the late 50’s, he was stressed at work, went to the doctor for symptoms associated with an ulcer, and the doctor told him to take up a hobby. A friend suggested he do more with photography. Grannis began to photograph the surfing culture in the 60’s and 70’s and worked his way into becoming a legend in both the world of surfing and photography.

Earlier this month, Grannis died of natural causes at 93 years old. For those of you pining for beaches and warmer days, check out more of his work. It’s worth a looksee.

Bernard “Midget” Farrelly surfing Makaha in 1968.

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About me

After a photojournalism degree and a short stint as a lead photographer/photo editor at a news web site, I decided it was time to branch out on my own. I specialize in editorial food and travel photography but dabble in a little bit of everything.