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What surfing legend Tom Carroll captured through his lens

Ben Fordham
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Image: Tom Carroll Instagram

Everyone has a bunch of old photo albums and rolls of film collecting dust under the house.

But they’re probably not worth as much as surfing legend Tom Carroll’s.

During his time on the circuit, Tom always carried his trusty camera.

He captured more than just the surfing scene. He captured the essence of Aussie surf culture: the cringe-worthy haircuts, the fashion, the cars.

Tom tells Ben Fordham the photos had been unappreciated for too long.

“They were in boxes but I never really pulled them out.

“I just had a backpack with camera in it.

“Back then there were very few people walking around with a camera. I loved shooting film.”

Click PLAY below for the full interview

You can visit the exhibition of Tom’s photos for free at Sun Studios in Alexandria. The exhibition runs from tonight until March.

Open from 7am-8pm on weekdays and 8am-4pm weekends.

Ben Fordham
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