WELCOME TO THE BEATING HEART OF YOUR ADDICTION
WE ARE THE SPIT
THE TRADE WINDS
THE HOWLING GALE
WE ARE BACKWASH
One of the great virtues of being involved with this group of people is the collective connections that come and the spiderweb of friendships more closely intertwined as a result of hanging out together. When we convened in the highlands earlier this year, it was inevitable that we would each inherit new friendships. James Aiken decided to jump a ride with Bowds from his mooring in Oban and traveled the last few hundred miles on wheels. He brought with him an eclectic quiver, an abundance of enthusiasm and a distinctly un-european tan. We spent a week in close proximity and it became increasingly obvious that there was a lot more to the man than his easy, carefree attitude might indicate. Hands that suggest hard work and a craftiness in stark contrast to the more abstract creativity required to piece together the beautiful films of his past and present. A dedication not only to his films but also his mistress, a 33ft yacht. This is the first in a series of films that will document James' life aboard his home travelling in the North Atlantic. The rigours of everyday life portrayed in a way that seizes your attention for the duration, a rarity in online video these days.
Backwash Issue Two is a surf anthology featuring Japan, the photography of Chris Burkard and Sergio Villalba, Hamish Laing and Woody Gooch. Kalani Lattanzi swims at Nazare, whilst Amy Kotch surfs barrels whilst pregnant and John Peck knee paddles out as he has done since 1958.Purchase