Amongst the dusty boxes
of the Pasadena Flea Market,
Doug Walker found a piece of
the past with a hell of a story.

The Story

My life changed one morning in 2007 when I discovered 3 file boxes at the Pasadena Flea Market, filled with over 30,000 film negatives. Once developed, I realized I had found a diverse cache of remarkable photographs that together capture the essence of beach and surfing culture in the 1970s. I’ve spent the last decade breathing some life into these frozen moments in time. I traveled the world, interviewing the original photographers and documenting their stories, in an attempt to pay homage to their artistry and to keep the spark alive of a time gone by. This experience has shown me many things; above all, the power of OHANA. These artists have fostered a global community founded in love and a shared passion, and live OHANA every day. I’m grateful for each contributor to Volume 1, who have all allowed me to assemble their art into the best representation of not just an era, but a lifestyle. Join us in our mission and help us continue to document history so we can share and enjoy the ALOHA!

The
lost & Found
project

The L&F Foundation was created to support its surrounding community, as we couldn’t exist without the talent, creativity, and generosity of the people who have contributed to our archives. A percentage of the profits from the Lost and Found Collection will go back to support the families of any Artists or surfers in need. Share and enjoy the ALOHA!

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