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November 5, 2012

SURF CULTURE PHOTOGRAPHY BY DIANE EDMONDS FEATURED IN COMMUNITY FOCUS SPACE PROGRAM AT JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT

SANTA ANA, Calif. - A selection of prints by Orange County artist Diane Edmonds are now on display through December 3, 2012, in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal as part of John Wayne Airport's (JWA) Community Focus Space Program. Edmonds' work can be seen on the Departure (upper) Level near the security screening areas in Terminals A, B and C and on the Arrival (lower) Level near Baggage Carousels 1 and 4.

Edmonds grew up a block away from the beach in Huntington Beach and spent many days in the water. Her interest in photography began in college and grew as she started her world travels. After exploring every beach on Australia's East Coast, she moved back to California and focused her camera on the water. She says, "For me, surf photography is all about being at the beach, getting my toes in the sand, and enjoying the ocean." The majority of her works were taken at Orange County, Calif. beaches.

The JWA exhibition features a variety of Edmonds' photographs, an example of which can be seen below.

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'Wedge' by Diane Edmonds

"The beaches of Orange County are my studio," says Edmonds. "This exhibit celebrates the surf culture of Orange County including surfing, skimboarding, stand-up paddleboarding, body boarding, kayaking, The Wedge, 'beachcruiser' car shows, snow views, sunsets, and even a surfing dog."

To learn more about Diane Edmonds' photography, visit www.yourwavepics.com. To learn more about JWA's Community Focus Space Program, click here.

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John Wayne Airport (SNA) is owned by the County of Orange and is operated as a self-supporting enterprise that receives no general fund tax revenue.  The Airport serves approximately nine million passengers annually and reaches more than 20 nonstop destinations in the United States, Mexico and Canada.  More information can be found at www.ocair.com or at facebook.com/johnwayneairport or on twitter.com @johnwayneair.