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Laura Austin

This Place Is Nowhere Art Show

12 December 2013, 21.37 | Posted in Art, Event, Party | No comments »

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This Saturday is the opening of the “This Place Is Nowhere” at the Paul Loya Gallery in Los Angles. The first art show curated by my good friend Gus Cawley this show will feature the work of Corey Smith, Gordon Holden, and Scoph. If you are in the Los Angeles area you should definitely stop by… with this combination of guys it is guaranteed to be a good time. Check out the Facebook event page here. And the full press release after the jump.

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VANGUARD X B_SPACE X SURFERXBLOOD // VENICE BEACH BLOCK PARTY

24 September 2013, 23.37 | Posted in Party, Video | No comments »
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It’s the end of summer and what better way to close it out then to have a Block Party with the community coming together to support one another. In the “Surf Circle” of Venice Beach CA, where Insight, Lighting Bolt, B_Space, and the good ol’ boys at Mullusk Surf Shop resides. Lightning Bolt, B_Space and Insight put together the First Annual Wipe Out Sale that had a bunch of local brands selling their goods and later that evening Aussie Fashion Brand Vanguard, enlisted event producers SurferxBlood with Aussie boutique B_Space to pull off a launch banger of a block party for all the locals and serial chillers to enjoy music by Brook Power, Music Dept., and Levitation Room. Friends at Sapporo Beer, Peligroso Tequila, One Coconut Water all came out to support the crowd & Surfrider Foundation to provide the thirst-quenching drinks for a hot summer night.

Check out the madness go down and the good times that played out!

Everyone’s A Photographer: Opening Party Recap

06 November 2012, 11.25 | Posted in Art, Party, Photography | No comments »

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Full house at Lomography’s space right on Santa Monica Blvd.

Friday, November 2nd I had the privilege of hosting a group photo show titled “Everyone’s A Photographer” at the Lomography Gallery Store in Los Angeles as the winner of their “Win Your Dream Space” competition. Long story short, Lomography offered up their different gallery stores all over the world to whoever came up with the best idea how to utilize each space for an entire month. And I was lucky enough to win their LA location with this photo show I dreamed up involving a group of California-based friends that I have personally been influenced by creatively.

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These Friends Three: This Los Angeles Art Show

22 February 2012, 02.35 | Posted in Art, Party | 1 comment »

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Upcoming on February 24th I have a few friends featured in a massive art show entitled “These Friends Three” at the THIS Los Angles gallery. If you happen to be in the area I highly recommend coming out for the opening from 7-10PM at the gallery on 5906 N. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA. With over 100 artist featured including Any Mueller, KC Ortiz, Pose, Chris Pastras, Steven Harrington, Travis Millard, Natas Kaupas, Mike Perry, Jared Eberhardt, Geoff McFetridge, Cleon Peterson, Chris Bettig, and many many more there is bound to be something you find interesting. Check out the Facebook event page for more info.

Halloween In Portland

07 November 2011, 02.13 | Posted in Party, Photography | No comments »

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I think if your average joe ventured into Portland on any ol’ day they would look around and think it was Halloween…. so you can only imagine what it’s like on actual Halloween weekend. I made my way up there this year to check it out for myself and walked away with a few photos from the night. See the rest after the jump.

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Manfrotto: An Evening To Imagine More

26 April 2011, 19.59 | Posted in Party, Photography | No comments »

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I’m going to try to make a long story as short as possible. A few weeks ago I got a call from a marketing company asking me to be a part of an event in New York City hosted by a leading company in camera, video, and lighting accessories, Manfrotto. As soon as I heard the date of the event, May 11th, I quickly realized that there was no way I could be apart of it seeing that it was the exact same time as SNOWBOARDER Magazine’s Superpark, our biggest event of the year. However, once I learned a little more about the Manfrotto deal, I knew it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. More info about the event after the jump.

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My First Coachella: 2011

20 April 2011, 22.51 | Posted in Music, Party, Photography | 3 comments »

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Ohhh Coachella… I honestly don’t even know where to start. First of all I didn’t even know if I was going until a few days before the event. Tickets had sold out within a week and after that they were very hard to come by unless you wanted to pay an arm and a leg to get one. Thankfully some friends at Vitamin Water pulled through for me and I was set. Going into this extravaganza I had no idea what to expect. All I knew was that it was going to be hot, there would be around 100,000 people and a ton of music.

More photos and the rest of my experience after the jump.

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Comune: “Everything Went Black” by Jimmy Fontaine

11 April 2011, 02.54 | Posted in Party, Photography | No comments »

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Jimmy Fontaine, Corey Smith, Lizzy Davis

Last night COMUNE hosted “Everything Went Black”, a collection of work from photographer Jimmy Fontaine. In case you don’t know of Jimmy, his roots branch back to shooting snowboarding… but today he is living out in New York City making a name for himself shooting fashion/portraits/lifestyles for publications such as Nylon, Elle, Spin, XXL…. you get the idea. It’s great to see someone who started in the snow industry, branch out and make a name for themselves on a different level. More photos from the night at COMUNE’s headquarter’s in Costa Mesa, CA after the jump.

See some of Jimmy’s work for yourself: jimmyfontaine.com

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Rhythm presents CAMM with “MY PET SADDLE” & “TOMORROWS TULIPS” Live

20 February 2011, 06.37 | Posted in Party, Photography | 15 comments »

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February 22nd will be the first time I have displayed my work outside of the internet or a highschool art show. Without boring you with details, if you live anywhere near Costa Mesa, California come to Mesa for drinks, live music, maybe some interesting things to look at on the walls, and if you are lucky you might even meet some interesting people. To RSVP and get more details check out the event page.

Big thanks to RHYTHM for hosting the night.

Yelawolf & Z-Trip in Aspen

05 February 2011, 09.24 | Posted in Party, Photography, Snowboarding | No comments »

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Last week was one of the craziest/longest weeks I have had in a very long time. Between the SIA Tradeshow, the XGames, and the Onsnow Demo I barely had time to breathe. But of course intermixed with work, there was partying… this is after all the snowboard industry. One night in Aspen the forces behind Radcollector and Frank151 came together to throw Louie Vito a party at the Belly Up in Aspen featuring Yelawolf and DJ Z-Trip. This ended up being one of the best nights of my whole escapade. Stay tuned for an edit of the whole thing that should be dropping on Radcollector soon. But for now check out more of my photos from the night after the jump.

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