Archive for The Process

Books

Our first project together was a book – well, as lovers of the printed page, how could it not be? We came up with a concept and took to the road, researching, writing, collating and collaborating as we went. That set the hook and since…

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Cold Water Souls

 Cold Water Souls: In Search of Surfing’s Cold Water Pioneers Chris Nelson Chris Nelson grew up surfing the frigid reefs of England’s northeast coast, where Arctic swells are groomed into reeling lefts and winter water temperatures regularly dip below 5 degrees. Cold Water Souls is…

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Surfing The World

Surfing the World Chris Nelson & Demi Taylor   A dream tour around the planet’s best 80 waves… Yeah, you got us… we know the notion of the best of anything is a subjective one and while there can never be one definitive list of the best…

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Ripple Effect: Season 1

Chris Nelson and Demi Taylor were commissioned to write 3 episodes for Season 1 of the award winning The Ripple Effect documentary series Exploring the lives and reach of game changing youth culture entrepreneurs including the founders of such iconic brands as: Hurley, GoPro and…

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Surfing Europe

Surfing Europe  Chris Nelson & Demi Taylor This is the one that set the hook, the one we left the 9-5 of desk jobs for. We spent a year on the road surfing, charting, researching and exploring the coastline of Europe – finding out all…

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Around The Grounds

Around the Grounds Chris Nelson Whether you’re an armchair expert, or a firm fixture on the terraces, Around the Grounds: The Essential Fan’s Guide to the Clubs of the Football League is your pass through the gates, hearts and minds of the top 92 clubs…

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Backwash

When the team at Backwash asked Demi to write an opinion piece for Issue 2 her thoughts naturally turned to the much maligned world of body surfing. “I pulled on some fins and swam out back. And here’s the joy of it; every cliché you…

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Make // Do Handplane

Make // Do for the 3rd Annual Slyder Cup. A piece of pine in the back of the garage, a strap from an old boardbag, neoprene from an old wettie, a jig saw, a power sander, some linseed oil and a few hours later a…

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The Plastic Project

Images // Tim Nunn Longtime Approaching Lines friend and contributor Tim Nunn has spent a life travelling and shooting surf, in the early years film, then as editor of Wavelength Surfing magazine and most recently roaming the colder ends of the planet with fellow feral…

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The Process // The Darling Board of May

Words / Images: Rose Darling When illustrator / designer Rose Darling Boex found pregnancy was keeping her out of the water, she decided it was the perfect time to shape a board. It was a statement of intent as a surfer, an act of reclamation……

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