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'Slide Your Brains Out': Photos by Thomas Campbell

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Dan Malloy/'Sprout'

Photograph By Thomas Campbell

"I shot most of Nixon's ad campaigns from about 1998 to 2004. One of the times after I had sent in all the photos to Nixon, I realized this image really conveyed what the current film I was working on at the time ('Sprout') was all about: riding whatever equipment most suited the waves, or to just have fun on weird stuff. I wanted to use this shot for the film's cover, so I called and asked if we could pull it from their stash and re-appropriate it for my film. Thanks, Chad, I appreciated that. Santa Cruz, Calif. 2002."