A surfer, his board and the ocean have a very special connection that no one else will ever really understand. The sport that began with the ancient Polynesians and gained popularity in the 1950s and 60s has become a strong culture, community, and almost a religion for those involved.
Slovenia-based photographer Luke Paige explores just this, in his series Ocean Culture shot in Hossegor, France. Featuring silhouettes of a body in the ocean, on the beach or mid-wave, these black and white images evoke a sense of mystery and intimacy between man and ocean.
Words by Angharad Jones. Images property of Luke Paige.