Surfing the Snake River

Rich Addicks, late of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, sent along a link to one of his latest films and, no, you’re not reading that headline wrong. Called River Riders, it’s a short documentary on people who surf the Snake River in Wyoming.

Visually, it is really cool. The way the action flows into the opening sequence and then frames the title graphics? That, that is just gorgeous. There’s a still photographer’s aesthetic throughout that blends nicely with some traditional moving image visuals. Well worth your five minutes of time.

Yes, that is a surfer on a river. (Video still by Rich Addicks)

Mark E. Johnson

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