i just received the poster for the rob machado surf experience and green expo and i am stoked! they ended up using one of my portraits of rob and they chose an amazing surf shot taken by my good friend todd glaser (click here to check out todd's work). the poster artwork was done by seitaku aoyama of studio aiuto. click on the image above for a larger view!
i'm back from hawaii - it was a great trip. today my sister-in-law sent me these photos and i am ecstatic! as you can see, i had the chance to take my oldest daughter annika surfing - it was a dream come true. we even practiced a few stunts... it was an absolute blast!!
and here's a couple more photos of some beach fun. if you look closely you can see that the kids had a lot of fun getting buried, and burying me, in the sand.
channel islands surfboards just posted a few of my photos of kelly slater + an interview. to listen to the interview on the channel islands site click here
also be sure to click on the image above for a larger view - yeeehoooo!
tom curren decided to play some tunes at his ripcurl shop on friday. i swung by to hang out for a bit. tom is one of a few, who actually are, true artists/surfers. he is a thinker. he is a great dad. he is a traveler. he is creative. he is someone who charts his own course. and he happens to be one of the most influential surfers of all time. yet, tom doesn't let that get in his way. he is authentic and soulful through and through. click on the play button below to listen to a sample of tom's fluid and freeform musical style. i recorded this on fri in the shop (while the recording quality isn't great, it's definitely worth checking out).
to see some youtube surfing footage of tom: click here
i had the privilege of photographing surf legend gerry lopez. i got some amazing photos! patagonia picked up a few of the photos to use for marketing (on their site, in the stores, etc.). below is a screen grab of one portrait on the patagonia site: click here to check it out
here's the full portrait
joe curren is someone i admire deeply: an artist, writer, thinker, traveler, and super talented surfer. channel islands surfboards has just released a joe curren signature model: the even keel i had the chance to snap some photos at the hammonds tracks and to record an interview at his brother tom's house in santa barbara.
a surfer waxes his board at rincon