The project ‘The Other North shore” is showcasing an overlooked subculture. It is exploring a piece of culture that goes unappreciated and often forgotten about. Surfing on a lake has been viewed as a novelty when compared to surfing on the ocean. This body of work is highlighting and elevating it as a sport as well as being accompanied by a strong community. Having grown up on the edge of lake Michigan where I learned surfing, I’ve found a deep appreciation for the waves we receive and are able to ride. Using images not of just surfing, I am able to convey a deeper meaning than just the act of surfing but the power of observation and attention that is needed to see and know where these breaks will be. Mixing images of surfing, the landscape, and the people, enables me to show the appreciation and the dedication to the sport as well as the culture as a whole.