The latest work of shred artists Ben Allen, Will Barras, Pete Fowler, French, Michael C. Hsiung, Tim Karpinski, Phil Morgan, Schoph, Corey Smith and Owen Tozer will be featured at the 71a Gallery in London’s Shoreditch in a show titled, Looking Sideways London April 26-28, 2013.
“I wasn’t gonna show in the UK for a couple of years”, says Schoph. “But the opportunity to exhibit at a show where all the artists still shred, surf or skate makes sense. The line up is brilliant as well, with such a diverse range of styles. They’re all great artists with their individual deal going off. Standard”.
But if you can’t be in London next week, now worries. Prints of all the art in the show are now up and for sale on Looking Sideways newly relaunched online storefront. The 71a Gallery is located at 71a Leonard St. in London. The show is open from 12 to 6 PM each day, but the new website is open 24-7, of course. For the official word from We Are Lookings Sideways, follow the jump. Continue reading ‘Looking Sideways Does London’
Former shred photographer Thomas Stöeckli a.k.a. “Creager” talks photography, snowboarding photography, and where his photography is going now that he’s not shooting the shred any longer with The Morning News co-founder Roscrans Baldwin.
I had a very good decade of capturing some of the world’s best riders and chasing the snow around the globe. It offered me so much, snowboarding in general, I still cannot believe where it brought me to today. It is still my favorite thing to do in my spare time. But snowboard photography is only a little piece of the whole cake. I was always hungry for more. Plus, I could not imagine myself being a 40-year-old dude traveling all year with 16-year-olds.
Yes, that is a problem. For the rest of Stöeckli’s interview click the link.
Gomez and Kassia are free spirited inhabitants of the world, their paths crossing time and again in microscopic hinges of life. Gomez Bueno – a widely celebrated artist whose diverse and amazing collection of work over the past two decades has shown internationally in places such as Phuket, Bejing, the Palace of El Embarcadero in Santander, Spain, Galeria Moriarty, China, and Robert Berman, Santa Monica. Kassia Meador – one of the worlds most prominent longboard surfers. She is a nomad moving from country to country, from the water to photo shoots, fashion design to announcing and hosting events. Through her travels she makes beautiful relationships with people and places and her photos speak volumes of the movement, emotion and dreams of our current generation.
The opening reception begins at 6 PM on Thursday, May 2, 2013. AR4T is located at 210 North Coast Hwy. in Laguna Beach, California. For the official word from AR4T, follow the jump. Continue reading ‘Bueno & Meador At AR4T May 2, 2013′
Tonight at the T.F.R. Gallery in Encinitas, California a collection of images from the biggest names in skateboarding photography will be all together in one place. Photographers include: Grant Brittain, Brian Gaberman, Ed Templeton, Atiba Jefferson, Mike Blabac, Anthony Acosta, John Humphries, Joe Hammeke, Mike Burnett, Matt Price, Dave Chami, Jai Janju, Zack Dowdy, Ryan Allan, Arto Saari, Joe Brook, Peter McBride, Blair Alley, Joey Shiged, Aaron Smith, Rhino, Dave Swift, Dan Zaslavsky, Mike Gould, Seu Trihn, Jaime Owens, Rodent, John Bradford, Miki Vuckovich, and Tod Swank.
Inspired by Grant Brittain’s iconic photo of Tod Swank, the Push Photography Show is celebrating skateboarders pushing in the streets. Proceeds from the sale of the Push photographs will go to the non-profit skateboard initiative Just One Board.
The show starts at 7 PM. The T.F.R Gallery is located at 1026 N. Coast Highway 101, in Encinitas, California.
Fans of snowboarding, graphic design, Field Notes, and great story telling in general should not miss and evening with Aaron Draplin as he tells Tall Tales From A Large Man at the LA Mart in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, April 11, 2013.
Using scientific proof and state-of-the-art multimedia techniques, Aaron James Draplin of the Draplin Design Co. delivers a sucker punch of a talk that aims to provide bonafide proof of work, the highs and lows of a ferociously independent existence and a couple of tall tales from his so-called career in the cutthroat world of contemporary graphic design. Just a regular American guy with a trajectory a little dirtier than yours, his talk is open to all incomers brave enough to show up. If you are a youngster, you may find yourself inspired to attack your design future in a different way. If you are established, you may just leave feeling grateful you don’t have anything to do with him. Hard to say. All Los Angeles champion citizens are invited to attend. Be there!
It’s for AIGA members only, so if you have to sneak in don’t blame us when you get caught. LA Mart is located at 1933 S. Broadway 11th Floor, Los Angeles, California. Click the link for all the details.
[Link: AIGA LA]
After four weeks of voting the Valhalla Design & Conquer March Action Logo Madness is down to the final two. It’s the Thom McElroy designed Volcom Stone vs. Van’s Off The Wall Logo.
Both of them were behind early last week. Vans took over Burton midweek & Volcom took over Powell late in the day Friday. Voting is open until Friday.
All this contest needs is your vote. Click the link to decide the winner.
[Link: Valhalla Design & Conquer]
Tonight (Thursday, April 4, 2013), Los Angeles’ Known Gallery kicks open their new show Skateboard High School | Years of Pictures by Patrick O’Dell. For a little backstory on why you might want to visit the opening, click here to read Chris Nieratko’s love letter to an O’Dell photo on Vice.com. The opening party begins at 8 PM. Known Gallery is located at 441 North Fairfax Ave., in Los Angeles, California.
[Link: Known Gallery]
Surf photographer Jack English has curated a collection of over 50,000 surf photos that has been licensed by magazines, ad agencies and Fortune 500 hundred companies for years. Now these same photos are available for the rest of us to purchase as murals, prints, and/or posters on SurfImages.com.
“By selling our surfing murals, prints and posters, we wanted to give our consumers the opportunity to own a unique, tangible piece of artwork,” said Surf Images owner Jack English. “We have big brands licensing our work every day, but now we are giving everyone the opportunity to own a beautiful piece of artwork that they can enjoy in their home or office.”
If you need some images to surf up your personal space click the link to check it out or follow the jump for the official word. Continue reading ‘Surf Images Stocks Up On Photos’
A group show including work from Russ Pope, Neil Blender, Hagop Najarian, John Sollom, and Mike Myers titled Microscopic Hinges opens April 4, 2013 at the Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow in Laguna Beach, California.
Curated by Russ Pope, the show includes small and medium scale works serving to mark this place in time for the five artists as individuals and friends. Some people might call it coincidence – some call it destiny – but there is no denying that microscopic hinges link us all together, binding our past, present and future. Like a chapter book flipped to the middle, these five have a unique bonded history – with more to come – but April 4th they show us what progressive art in Orange County looks like today.
The opening begins on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7 PM. AR4T is located at 210 North Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, California. For more info click the link.
The US Department of Agriculture apparently has a “Low Temperature Scanning Electron Microscope” at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in Maryland that allows them to get some amazing photos of snowflakes, according to a post on Twisted Sifter.
Samples of snow, ice and associated life forms are collected by dislodging the crystals or biota from the face of a snow pit or the surface of the snow onto copper metal sample plates containing precooled methyl cellulose solution. Within fractions of a second these plates are plunged into a reservoir of liquid nitrogen which rapidly cools them to -196°C and attaches these pre-frozen materials to the plates. . . After arrival at the Beltsville Electron Microscopy facility, the copper plates can be stored at -196°C in storage dewars. Selected samples are transferred to the preparation chamber for sputter coating with platinum. This renders them electrically conductive and they are placed on the pre-cooled (-170°C) stage of a Hitachi S-4100 field emission Scanning Electron Microscope where they are imaged and photographed.
So that’s how they do it. Click the link to see a few more of the images and then realizes that on a powder day we go blowing through billions of these crazy micro architectural masterpieces.