Thursday, August 16, 2007

Mysterious Disappearance

SW WIND 5 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

California of the early sixties…
Was the golden age of surfing…
Grannis and Ball shot surf pics…
But surfed & worked too…
Stoner was the man…
Staff shooter at Surf Guide in 64…
Joined Severson’s Surfer mag…
Surf popularity exploded…
With a ½ grand a month…
Gas money & piles of film…
Stoner delivered iconic images…
Of surfing and it’s Heroes…
Cover shot master…
Surf trip chronicler…
Hanging with the coolest of the cool…
60’s psychedelia & surf…
Stoner caught in the vortex…
Mega doses of pure L…
Strange trips in strange directions…
Staring at walls in silence…
Babbling bible passages…
Snapping still perfect pics…
The eye was there…
But the mind was going…
Diagnosed with schizophrenia…
Inner voices, hallucination and paranoia…
Padded cells & straight jackets…
Electro-shock therapy…
The cure worse than the disease…
Stoner was never the same…
Surf & shots had been his life…
Now just a job…
The pure soul was gone…
He shot though the next decade…
An occasional flash of old…
But nowhere near the old magic…
Declared missing in 1977…
Not seen since…
The mysterious disappearance…
Of Ron Stoner.

5 comments:

Dawg said...

I know where he is....

Foulweather... said...

again i am in awe of your use of the '...'

Foulweather... said...

oh, and what's it going to take to get a submission from you?

Dawg said...

"oh, and what's it going to take to get a submission from you?"
He might have standards Petey...

fixated and dreaming... said...

Doc, come down and enjoy our 5 to 8 inch whaaapappers...