Friday, February 29, 2008
Today marks the last day of my existence on this earth as a 22 year old human being. If it wasn't for the awkward rotation of this earth we live on, today (feb.29) would never exist and like the other 3 out of 4 years it would be my birthday. But not to worry, the boys and I have a big day planned (after I finish my last final in Humanities, Thanks anna!). A lot has been going on lately, I finished another class at Brooks, which now leads me into my final session starting in a week! My buddy Kilian just came out with a new blog so go check him out at http://kilgarz-kiliangarland.blogspot.com/. Kyle Wong, another buddy from school just finished up his website and his work is fucking sick...http://kylewongphoto.com/. Here's a couple pics from my last class and a big swell that hit us a couple days ago...
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
The new Surfshot mag came out with a photo I took of Tarik Khashoggi pulling into a solid one in Puerto. I'm really pumped that Tarik caught the wave and the boys at Surfshot thought it worthy to be on the cover! To answer most questions, YES I did get sucked over the falls and it was pretty fun. Speaking of getting sucked over the falls, if you get a chance check out the wave Dunphee got at Mavs the other day, it was a BOMB. He called me and told me about his wipeout and it scared the shit out of me just thinking about it...Much respect. Peace out...
Monday, February 18, 2008
Ryan Perry has been creeping around the last few years with his camera working on his new project "some friends." Check out his new trailer for the film at:
On another note,
Pete Taras was seen getting his share of the swell at Troyer Pines among a number of other stickered surfer dudes and photogs. Looks like he came up with one of the better waves of the day, here's my view of his wave..Good onya Pete!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Yesterday marked a new turn of events with my photography. After flooding my housing, I thought long and hard about whether to replace my old camera or give in to pressures to dive into the digital age. Well, I gave in. I pulled the trigger, jumped ship, threw myself off the cliff, and whatever other analogy that I can't think of at the moment, but needless to say I am stoked! I made a call into the boys at http://www.delmarhousings.com and they hooked it up. Within a few days I was back shooting and after a bit of hesitation came up with this image my very first shot ever, of a surfer in the water with a digi cam. The second one was about a half-hour later. The housing is the lightest housing and the camera fits in it like a glove...I am pysched, its game on!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
The last few days I have been going through some old boxes of film to see if there were any hidden gems that may have been overlooked from the first and second look throughs. I came across this two shots from the Penguin Plunge that my friends and I did at the start of the year. It was cold, it was crowded, and it was the best way to start the new year!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Woke up this morning at 5 to head down the coast to my favorite place to shoot empty waves. As I was setting my housing up in the dark a homeless guy started talking to me and I knew the waves were good so I was rushing to get out there as quick as possible. Sure enough, I jump in the water, dip through the first set and once I get to the lineup look in my housing to see it half-full of water. Yep, I couldn't believe it. I swam in as quick as I could only to get to the beach and dump out about a cup of water onto the sand. I was freaking, couldn't believe it to be honest. Sure enough, I jammed back to my car and took everything apart as quickly as I could. Luckily the lens didn't get wet, but the camera and batteries sure did. I was halfway back to my house in SB when the sun came up. I finally got home and tried playing with the camera, and sure enough, it turned on just long enough for it to start smoking and spilling out battery acid onto my lap. Well, I learned my lesson. Don't talk to random homeless dudes when setting up my waterhousing. Oh well, I guess my favorite camera is now a doorstop or paper weight at best.
On a positive note, with no camera, I was able to enjoy some of the great waves we had today and surfed my brains out trying not to think what happened earlier in the morning. On top of that I received an email from Shane over at Pod fins in Australia that they are running a shot of Skippy guys in the new Movement Mag (and yes, this shot was taken on my new paperweight, formally known as my camera)! Thanks guys
Until next time, I'm signing out
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Went to the screening of Sliding Liberia last night and am truly inspired. The cinematography was amazing and I was lucky enough to meet the man behind the camera Dave Homcy. Absolute legend. His work in this film was amazing, yes for those of you who care, or should care...It was all shot on 16mm film. Yes sir, 200fps of pure gold. The story in the film was one like non-other I had seen in a surf film. Is it a surf film? I reckon it's more of a documentary with surfing in it. Chris Del Moro was rocking some sick new threads from his hidden thrift store spots in Encinitas and the party moved to Sandbar after the film was over to watch Todd Hannigan play a kick-ass set. It was going off! Well, the superbowl is on, so I'm outta here...