Freeplay is a concentrate made from people from all walks of life who have overcome great odds in their search, survival and completion of the human spirit.  Lightning struck and the Freeplay project began.   Participants have been writing, creating and making history since 1933 with the birth of the modern fitness movement at muscle beach in SMCA.  We set out to capture something that we were about to lose in order for future generations to enjoy.   Hard work.  Repetitions.  Spontaneity.  Beauty.  Grace.  Joy.  Creative divine play.  Understand the anatomy of a culture.
Photo below of Bill Pearl in his own homemade gym in “The Barn”. Available in our library.

Freeplay is a concentrate made from people from all walks of life who have overcome great odds in their search, survival and completion of the human spirit.  Lightning struck and the Freeplay project began.   Participants have been writing, creating and making history since 1933 with the birth of the modern fitness movement at muscle beach in SMCA.  We set out to capture something that we were about to lose in order for future generations to enjoy.   Hard work.  Repetitions.  Spontaneity.  Beauty.  Grace.  Joy.  Creative divine play.  Understand the anatomy of a culture.
Photo below of Bill Pearl in his own homemade gym in “The Barn”. Available in our library.

001-BUTTERFLY

002-HANDBALL COURT

003-STONY FISH

004-STONY WAVE

005-FUN-HOUSE

006-SURFER GIRL STAMP

007-GRAND-CANAL-STAMP

008-THREE WISEMEN

009-EPIC

010-SKATE BOWL

011-FACE_

012-HOLD ON

013-YELLOW DAWN

014-BLUE HAZE

015-BUCKLE

016-REQUIEM FOR A RING

017-YELLOW PAINTBRUSH

018-KARA CANVAS

019-HANGMAN

020-WIRE WALKER

021-NUCLEAR SURFER

022-LONG BIRD

023-CAROUSEL

024-CLOUDY STAR

025-LIFEGAURD STAND SILHOUTTE

026-HOSTEL

028-PEARL STACK

029-PEARL CHAIN

033-ROUND ROUND METAL

045-PIER SURFER

054-ROLLER GIRL

055-LIFEGUARD-STAND

056-HULA

057-HANDBALL

058-TWIN BOT

059-CARNIVALE CARD

060-REC WALL

061-SKATE BOWL

062-EAT FRUIT

063-BECCA ROPE

064-UP

065-THE LARGE JOE GOLD PRINT

066-CONNOR

067-JENNY AMERICANA

068-COASTER

069-GOLD PLATE

070-GOLD BALL

071-TANDEM RING

072-HULA POSTCARD

073-DOG SHADES

074-WET UMBRELLA

075-INDIAN

076-BIKE FILM

077-PIG

078- MAYER

079-RED PEARL

080-PEARL PULL

081-MOLTEN PLATE

082-SIXTY FIVE

083-WATTY ODOON

084-LIFEGUARD STAND

085-BLUE BIRD

086-LADY FILM

087-CLOUDY CANAL

088-OLD BIKE

089-RING BELL

092-FAMILY DAY

094-BIKE CROQUET

095-EVERYDAY

097-SUNGLASSES

098-PSYCHIC READINGS

100-WATTY A

107-ELEPHANT SURFER

109-THE-BARN

113-ERWIN BY THE SEA

114-THE SKELETON BLUEPRINT

116-1956

117-CAST AND CREW PARTY

118-GARDEN GROW

119-HOPE

120-HUBA HUBA

121-KETTLE BELL

122-WORN METAL

123-OVERHEAD PIER

124-PAINTED VOLLEYBALL

125-PEACE GOLD

126-PETE ED TIM

127-PLANET EARTH

128-SEATED ROW

129-TABLESAW RIC DRASIN

130-THE GOLDS GYM BIRDHOUSE BLUE

131-THE MILE

132-VICTOR FIRPO

133-THE GUARD AND THE DRAGON

134-WRESTLER PARKING

135-DANNYS MUSTACHE

136-THE INDIAN

137-JUMP THE LIGHT

138-KARA NOIR

139-WINDOW VIEW

140-KIDS CLUB

141-SKATE KID

142-STRETCH

143-FIRETRUCK NUMBER 7

144-GARDEN SLIDE

145-DAY DREAM GIRL

146-RAINBOW SURFER

147-RING SILHOUETTE

148-FIREHOUSE MENU

149-HEALTHNUTS

150-NUT

151-OLD YELLER

152-FIREHOSE

153-RUSTAGE

154-CAVE

155-MEASURE

156-REAL DEAL

157-VENICE BOARDWALK

158-VENICE CAKE

159-PANCAKES

160-SPOKE

161-HOMEMADE BUCKLE

163-TO THE TOP

164-PULL

165-TEN LBS

166-FIRE HORN

167-SPARKS

168-FIRE AXE

169-WATER GUN

170-RESULTS FOR EVERYBODY

171-THE FIREMAN LADDER 7

172-VISIONS

173-LANDED

187-PETE ON CANVAS

194-OLD SCHOOL COLLAGE

195-OSCAR-CUTOUT

196-ID RATHER BE OUTSIDE

199-SMITHSONIAN QUOTE

201-BUILT-TO-LAST

202-NINETEEN-SIXTY-FIVE

205-PREPARE TO PREPARE

207-PTST VINYL

208-BE-THE-WHEEL-CUT-OUT

209-THE SHIPS WHEEL FINAL 2014

210-JOE GOLD TABLET

212-common-ground-600A

212-common-ground-600B

THE-SPIRAL-RUG-001

215-VENICE

216-UNDERSTANDER

242-WATTY STREET SIGN

243-LIFT SPIRIT

283-HM001 MUSCLE BEACH

284-HM002 ORIGINAL GOLD

285-HM003 MAE WEST

286-HM004 PUDGY

287-HM006 CHAMPIONS

289-MR JIM MORRIS

290-THE ROLLERCOASTER

293-TRAVELING-RINGS