Mike Kershnar makes art wherever he goes. For real. Here’s just a little taste from the Element presentation of Field Notes (not to be confused with Field Notes). The guy pulls things together and it looks good. Guess that’s what artists do.
Ray Barbee is getting a little behind the lens with his feature in Element’s Perpective film series. Just watch it. You’ll get it.
On Saturday night, August 17, 2013 Girl Skateboards celebrated their 20th Anniversary (yeah, you’re old) in Los Angeles, California at the Known Gallery on Fairfax. Girl rounded up an amazing collection of their skateboards, photos, and people from two decades of real skateboarding in Southern California. If you didn’t go Crailtap.com has rounded up all the photos of all the legendary people you would have bumped elbows with had you gone. Click here for all the photos.
[Link: Crailtap via SkateDaily]
The T.F.R. Gallery in Encinitas, California is proud to present a solo-exhibition of framed prints from graphic artist John Van Hamersveld opening Friday, August 16, 2013. Van Hamersveld is most famous in the surf world for his iconic The Endless Summer movie poster.
John Van Hamersveld has been producing images that have defined the visual representation of surf and rock ‘n’ roll culture for over 50 years. Starting off his career with the immensely successful movie poster for The Endless Summer in 1966, Van Hamersveld’s influence on the world of graphic images was immediately profound. From there he moved on to produce over 300 album covers, including designs for the Beatles’ American pressing of the Magical Mystery Tour, the Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main St., Jefferson Airplane’s Crown of Creation, Grateful Dead’s Skeletons in the Closet, Blondie’s Eat to the Beat, KISS’ Hotter Than Hell, the Beach Boys’ Wild Honey, and The Doors’ An American Prayer.
The opening reception begins at 6 PM. The T.F.R. Gallery. The Gallery is located at 1026 North Highway 101 in Encinitas, California. For the official word from T.F.R. follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Timothy Hogan is a still life photographer who also surfs and while attempting to come up with a project that would merge the both pieces of his life he decided to focus on surfboard fins.
“I wanted to find merge to bring two passions together and to contribute something to the sport because it is an overlooked part of surfing that has never gotten to seen the light of day, “Hogan says. “The fin inventors who have really allowed surfing to progress have never been given the recognition that they deserve. The fin is probably the most important evolutionary point in surfing.”
The project includes a website, fine art prints (on sale now here), and eventually a book. And yeah, the photos look really good.
[Link: The Fin Project]
Seems like only yesterday were were standing by the side of a rental car in the dirty Tyrol Basin parking lot using a setting sun as a light table to check out some of photographer Jeff Curtes‘ first snowboard images. Yes, he’s come a long way since then. But you know what’s even better? He’s still going. Check out this F-Stop Life In Focus video feature to see what the former Burton Snowboards lensman has been up to lately.
The Univ Work Shop in Encinitas, California is presenting the release of new works and an limited edition zine by Julian Martin and Brooks Sterling at the show Those Days on the evening of Thursday, August 1, 2013.
The duo will be combining their love for film photography, simple design, travel, saltwater, concrete, girls, fun, and printed matter into a visual adventure you won’t want to miss.
The show begins at 6 PM and will include “ice cold beverages” by Pabst Blue Ribbon for those over 21. The UNIV Work Shop is located at 1053 S Coast Highway 101, B, in Encinitas, California. For the official word follow the jump. [click to continue…]
olloclip, makers of our favorite fisheye wide angle lens adapter for the iPhone 4s & 5, announced today that they are moving iPhone photographers 2x closer (and giving them some depth of field) with the release of their new telephoto lens.
The olloclip telephoto lens is especially valuable for the serious photographer seeking to achieve certain effects and more professional results. In addition to getting you twice as close to your subject, the lens provides a more creative depth of field so you can use selective focus to make your subjects stand out distinctly from their backgrounds (especially useful when the background is cluttered or distracting).
The telephoto also comes with a circular polarizing lens to allow for light and color adjustments on the fly. The telephoto lens package sells for $99.99 and is available for pre-order on July 30, 2013. The wide angle costs $69.99. Both are well worth the price. For the official word from Olloclip, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Ryan Burch will be showing a collection of his surfboard shapes tomorrow (Friday, June 21, 2013) in The Garage at UNIV in Encinitas, California. The show, titled Functional? Water Deflecting Sculpture Not For Sale, will highlight the innovative shapes that Burch will spend the next year surfing.
Ryan is a local Encinitas surfer and shaper and utilizes his vast knowledge of surfboard design history to craft futuristic asymmetrical surfboards from beyond. He has gained widespread attention as both a test pilot and conceptual craftsman and stands at the forefront of the do-it-yourself movement and innovation.
The opening runs from 7 – 10 PM and will feature music and beer. UNIV is located at 1053 S. Coast Hwy in Encinitas, California. For the official word, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
We didn’t really realize it before today, but we’ve always loves photos of girls duck diving. Now, thanks to the work of photographer Sarah Lee, we have someone who appears to do those very photos really well. Ah, specialization. Or is it fetishization? Either way it’s okay. Click the link to check out the rest of Sarah Lee’s photo work.
[Link: Sarah Lee via New York Daily News]