TITLE: The Wave ~ Riversurfing in the heart of munich ~
The Wave - river surfing in the heart of Munich
The idea for this serie was born along a street walk in my hometown
Near the art museum " Haus der Kunst " on the southside of the park
"Englischer Garten " you can find a surf hotspot some hundred km distance from the next ocean .
Yes . There is a permanent wave located in a side arm of the river Isar named " Eisbach " which is rideable
by surfers in a nearly perfect way . On this Place the first river surfing spot worldwide was born in 1972.
The surfers can use the wave for free and they use it the whole year trough, at day and night .
You can observe all actions of the wave riders very close from the bridge named " Prinzregenten Brücke " or from the River Eisbach bank´s .
Dynamic, athletic, aesthetic .....................you can see all multifarious of the surf sport and of course it`s a very tranquil place for vistors too.
A little bit inspired by the former magnum photographer Ernst Haas (as his Spain time) i took most of the pic`s by a slower shutter speed . In this way
the characteristic of the " Wave " like power , shape ,surface or the harmonic is vissibled within an impressonistic touch. Other than Ernst Haas i used for this serie only the monochrome option.