Friday, October 31, 2008

art show: November 6 - 20, Venice, CA

TOMS makes great shoes and has a great cause: for every pair of shoes you buy, they'll donate a pair to a child in need. I'm honored to exhibit my photographs in this show. Thanks to Ryan Tatar for hooking a sista up!

Garett from TOMS just got back from a shoe drop in Argentina, and has some great stories to share from his trip. I'm sure he'd be happy to tell you about it at the show! Check it out if you can - the show will stay up for two weeks after the reception.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Grass is Greener Project

Check out this new blog, Grass is Greener, that launched this week - it's very worthy of your time. I love that fact that it celebrates the old school goodness of film and getting back to the roots of other forms of artwork (and it makes me feel guilty for not shooting film anymore...that will have to change). Oh, and of course I love that it has to do with surfing :)

Kyle Lightner is the mastermind behind this project, and his personal site is pretty groovy too. Check it out here.

photos by Kyle Lightner

Here is the project mission statement:

Grass is Greener was birthed with only one goal in mind- gettin' back to basics. through time, & the influence of modern technology, we've lost so many tools & techniques that have helped craft what so many of us as surfers, artists, & musicians, love & thrive off of to this day; blurry washed-out photographs, non-saturated & faded art, less friendly wave-riding equipment & raw music recordings from our recent golden eras; it all leads us to the past.

Grass is Greener is our way of returning to our roots.. showcasing photographs, art, wave-riding, shapes, lifestyles, musicianship, natural flow, positive energy, creations, artists & advocates alike that fully represent & live out the past; when the art was pure, the styles were innovative, the music was raw, the boards were basic, & in both the photos & film....the grass truly was greener.

Right on.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

shakas and singlefins

i am a frequent checker-outer of ryan tatar's blog, shakas and singlefins. check out his photography here. i dig his work because it's surf photography with a punk rock/street kick to it. a lot of the surf photography i see in the world is softer than this and i enjoy the edge ryan puts in his work.

while meeting with chris at surfindian gallery, ryan came by and i was stoked to get to meet him before he took off on his cross country adventure to the east coast. i can't wait to see the images he makes on his journey and in his new home.

all photos on this post by ryan tatar

Sunday, October 19, 2008