Muscles and freaks: the legendary Venice Beach in the lens of Claudio Edinger

Classic photos of Claudio Edinger in 1984 came toCaliforniaand made these eccentric photographs of the famous Venice Beach, which later appeared in his book.
Numerous inhabitants of the incredible country of Venice Beach hit the lens of a Brazilian photographer: bodybuilders, roller skaters, surfers, and ordinary beachgoers of all sizes and ages. We offer to take a look at the resting public on the embankment of Venice Beach in 1984.
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Venice Beach, a lively coastal area of ​​Los Angeles, has become a center of counterculture since the 1960s, rich in eccentric characters.
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Kai Baxter - took part in the contest "The world's best female bodybuilder" from 1979 to 1983. Dreams always stay young.
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Tom Sewell - former art director, gallery owner and inventor: he covered his old Studebaker with polyurethane, and now it “shines like a cucumber”.
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Eliot Rosen - became a Sikh, which upset his parents very much.They still hope that the son will come to his senses and become a good Jewish boy again. In the meantime, he prepares raw food dishes for cancer patients, writes articles for health magazines and plays drums for a belly dancer.
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Kenny Johnson - a mechanic, admits that he comes to Venice Beach because of the girls. On tuning his Chevrolet 61 years, it took 8 months, but with this machine he can shoot every week new girls.
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Linda Albertrano, a former singer, lives in a 13-room house in Venus Beach, which she calls "slums by the sea," but she likes the fact that there is affordable housing. On my first day here I found out that her old friend was strangled on the beach.
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Jeff Hove and Gigi Rene. He is 21, and he eats 8 times a day. He is now "Mr. Arizona" and the owner of a tanning salon in Phoenix. And Gigi received the title of "Miss English Leather Bikini" and won a trip to California as a prize in the Pony Express bikini competition. She is also a dental assistant and studies for a firefighter.
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Red Is, leader of the rock band R.I.P. "I like the people on this beach, because they are even stranger than me." The main purpose of his life is to shock.
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Liz Bevington, or Skateboard-mom, - this old woman works as a doorman, and in her free time she rides a skateboard.She also took part in the Olympics of pensioners and received three gold medals.
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Tony Brightwhite sound engineer. I am sure that the key to longevity is to hang upside down.
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Terry Hershey, a nuclear engineer, has been building pyramids on Venice Beach every Saturday for 10 years after visiting Tutankhamun’s exhibition once.
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Natasha Hankle and John Heiden: she is a former Playboy model, he is an actor. Occur from school. He does not intend to quit acting, and she decided to retrain into computer typing operators.
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Mexican family in a public soul.
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In 1977, the first store for scooters opened in Venice Beach. Then only polyurethane wheels appeared, and the legendary beach became the capital of American commercials.

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