LeRoy Grannis 1917-2011

Posted on by Tim Mantoani

LeRoy Grannis is known for taking some of the most iconic surfing images of the 1960s and 70s. I photographed “Granny” at a retirement home in Carlsbad with his picture of Dewey Weber at 22nd Street in Hermosa Beach. This was one of two 20×24 Polaroids we shot. The room had a very low ceiling, so I had to pop out one of the ceiling tiles so the dark slide could come all the way up. Thanks Granny for your inspiration and your images, we will miss you.

Leroy Grannis
Leroy Grannis
20x24 Wisner Camera on Location

20x24 Wisner Camera on Location