James Midwinter’s work isn’t necessarily about the act of surfing, but the time and space around it. It seeks to suggest rather than dictate. Midwinter attempts to conjure a sense of place and evoke an individual response. The viewer is invited to submit to the scene and step away from the distractions of modern life – observe, breath in and imagine themselves in this space, enveloped by the sounds of the rolling sea or the cool stillness. Midwinter’s work aims to show us that surfing is a way to intensely be at one with nature and the book is a reflection of this philosophy, a communion with nature, often free from other aspects of human life. Waiting for a wave is a meditation.