pat curren in his backyard in santa barbara. if you're a surfer you know that pat is part of one of the surf community's greatest families. yet what's inspiring about pat, is that he shines in his own way - you can see it in his eyes. (click the image above for a larger view)
chris is a fascinating artist, thinker, traveler and surfer. i like this portrait but can't exactly pinpoint why. what are your thoughts?
the above picture is the result of a mistake - the sheet of film was loaded and shot twice. yet, this is a picture i was glad that i made. if photography were a teacher, one of the lessons i have learned is to embrace life even when things go wrong. what has photography taught you?
it was a huge privilege to photograph christian beamish last week. he is a surfer, traveler, writer and modern day adventurer in the truest sense of the word. he is a seafaring man with a stout mind and strong character. a deep thinker and good story teller. we met up out at the channel islands and then again in santa barbara. i recorded some of our conversation and will post it when i get the chance. for now enjoy the large format photos above (click on the images for a larger view).
last time i went surfing i brought along the blackbird (mentioned in the previous post) and stashed it in the bushes. i took some photos before and after surfing. it was a great way to combine two of my passions. i wasn't too sure how they'd turn out yet when i got the film back i was pleasantly surprised. here's one of my favorites from that day.
as certain film gets older it starts to degrade and fall apart, yet i find beauty in the decay that marks the passage of time. even more, the image above is a scan of something that you are supposed to discard - it is the flipside of the "real" image. almost like a soft reflection of a more concrete ideal. is it just me, or does this type of idea/image connect with you? i'm curious to hear your thoughts. click on the image for a larger view and enjoy!
i apologize for the delay in posting.... i've been shooting a ton this last week! here are a few quick pics from last night when rob machado and gang came through to play some music and promote rob's lastest movie the drifter. it was an epic show and film!
yesterday i had the privilege of meeting and photographing one of surfing's greatest legends - mark richards (click on the photo above for a larger view). mark is a super cool, approachable and down-to-earth guy. if you're not familiar with mark click here to learn more. mr is the man!
as many of you know jack johnson is one of my all time favorite artists and people. last night at the arlington (pic of the crowd below) was the world premiere of the movie titled "jack johnson en concert."
the movie was epic. as a surprise jack introduced the film and then afterwards played for about 45min. it was an unreal acoustic show! for more info about the film click here.
channel islands surfboards just posted a few photos and an interview that i did with one of the world's greatest surfers - tom curren. his style and approach to surfing is unreal. yet even more, tom is a thoughtful, soulful, humble and down-to-earth person who i admire. he is much more than a great surfer.