70s photographs

1972 Shooting a movie in the SW

In 1972 Surf Photo/Journalist Ric Chan took surfers Mick ‘Blackie’ Black & Russell ‘Quinie’ Quinlivan on a movie shoot in the SW.

The project had sponsors and car dealer John Hughes provided a 4wd vehicle for the movie shoot.

Image: 1972 Ric Chan’s Leisure column in the Sunday Independent Newspaper. Image courtesy Sunday Independent Newspaper.

1972 Ric Chan ex Independent column

Photo: 1972 Mick Black surfing at Lighthouse surf break near Cape Naturaliste. Photo credit Ric Chan.

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Photo: 1974 Russell Quinlivan surfing Noiseys surf break near Grace Town. Photo credit Ric Chan.

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Photo: 1972 Ric Chan competing in State Titles at Yalls. Photo courtesy of Ric Chan.

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Photo: 1970 Mick Black surfing windy Yalls. Photo credit Ric Chan.

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Video cassettes from Ric’s ’72 movie shoot have since been found at Graham Noakes’ scrap metal business in Margaret River. However, the movie was filmed on U-Matic analogue video cassettes which are now obsolete and we have been unable to find an U-Matic recorder to view the material.

Editor’s note: The late Russell Quinlivan told me the movie camera (loaned by a TV station) got wet taking water shots and the boys spent time in Bunbury drying & cleaning the equipment before returning it.

Ric Chan: “I don’t remember, but its nice to see I was there”.




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