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E-Stone Has a Shoe

29 October 2010, 05.48 | Posted in Product | No comments »

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It’s rare that I exercise blatant product promotion, but it is also rare that photographers get the recognition they deserve. So I’ll put down my guard and tell you that you should check out Ethan Stone Fortier’s (E-Stone) pro model shoe by DVS. Not only is he a senior photographer for SNOWBOARDER Magazine but he has played a part in more things in snowboarding than you can imagine. Get a better look at the shoe here. Including the insoles shown below with his photos all over them.

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I can’t leave other friends out… while you’re at it check out Mikey LeBlanc’s and Andy Wright’s pro model DVS shoes. Awesome to see DVS still showing love to the people who have been in the game for as long as these guys have.

Hermosa Beach: Long Exposures

18 October 2010, 07.47 | Posted in Photography | 2 comments »

Laura Austin Hermosa Beach

The other night my friend Terren and I decided to go shoot some photos around Manhattan/Hermosa beach. It has been a while since I have gone out to shoot photos for the hell of it without any obligations… I need to start doing that more often. Here are a few shots from the night.

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Rhythm Photoshoot

13 October 2010, 08.10 | Posted in Photography | 3 comments »

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The other week a friend of mine Gus Cawley, the US marketing manager over at Rhythm asked me if I would shoot their entire catalog for the upcoming season. A daunting task to take on between all the other stuff I have going on, but I figured why not. After a day of work at SNOWBOARDER I had to rush up to Laguna Beach to get some lifestyle shots in the couple remaining hours of light we had left. A beach shoot turned into a sunset shoot, and without flash equipment on me I was forced to get creative…but it all seemed to work out in the end. Check out a few more photos from the shoot after the jump.

Never heard of Rhythm? The are an Australian based clothing brand making their way into the US. Check out more of their stuff at RhythmLivin.com. Also keep an eye out for their upcoming snowboard outerwear line… I got a sneak peak and their stuff looks surprisingly good.

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Chris Brunkhart Show: Laguna

11 October 2010, 00.08 | Posted in Photography | No comments »

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A week or two ago I went to the Laguna stop of photographer Chris Brunkhart’s art show/book release tour. His new book, “How Many Dreams in the Dark” showcases two decades of his work in the snowboard/skate world. Get yourself a copy here. It was rad to see a lot of his shots of Craig Kelly back in the day. The night was held at the 210 AR4T SPACE in Laguna Beach, CA which is part of the JLA Project… part of all the proceeds went back into the JLA project. Fun night, good people, great cause.

See more of my photos as well as a video from the night after the jump.

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Arcade Fire: Los Angeles

09 October 2010, 08.01 | Posted in Music, Photography | 1 comment »

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Thursday October, 7th 7:30 PM- I’m relaxing at home watching a movie under the impression I’m going to have a mellow night to myself.
Thursday October, 7th 7:40 PM- I’m in my car in a mad dash towards LA to make it to an Arcade Fire show.

The other night my friend Adam called me up last second letting me know he had an extra photo pass to the Arcade Fire show at the Shrine Theater in Los Angeles. Considering this was a show that sold out in a matter of minutes, and I had the opportunity for a free pass to see it front and center I couldn’t say no. You only live once right? Arcade Fire put on an amazing live show, if you ever have the opportunity to see them live… do it. More photos after the jump.

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Eddie Ball 2010

07 October 2010, 10.14 | Posted in Party, Photography | 1 comment »

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You wish your friends were as rad as Eddie Wall’s. Bold statement? Well after the birthday party they threw for him on October 5th, you would probably be thinking the same thing. Much more after the jump.

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Skateboarder Magazine’s Sunset Rampage

02 October 2010, 21.39 | Posted in Photography, Skateboarding | No comments »

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The other night I went to Skateboarder Magazine’s Sunset Rampage held at the Standard Hotel in Hollywood. Not a bad venue for a miniramp jam contest, poolside overlooking Los Angeles. Free alcohol, good friends, and my camera definitely made for an interesting night. Big thanks to Skateboarder for such a good time. More shots after the jump.

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