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Laura Austin

My Photo’s On A Surfboard: Piety

07 July 2011, 05.30 | Posted in Photography, Surfing | 3 comments »

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A while back I had an art show in Costa Mesa which one of my old co-workers at Quiksilver, Beau Irvine, happened to show up to. He came across one of my photos and asked if I would be willing to contribute it to an art project he was working on. Under the name Piety, Beau is collaborating with his artistic friends to make a series of one-of-a-kind surfboards, building the boards himself. I was more than happy to pass along one of my photos and recently I found a surprise in my inbox containing these photos of the finished board. Couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. From afar it just appears to be stripes of colors, but as you get closer you realize it is a beach scene with a lifeguard tower… a picture I took a few years back in Newport Beach, CA. Beau now has this board he called “The Livin’ Easy” displayed at Bear Flag Fish Co… home of the best fish taco I have ever had, located in the same location the photo was taken, Newport Beach.

To see more info on this board specifically and the rest of the boards Beau has been working on check out the Piety website.

More looks after the jump.

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180º SOUTH Premiere: Santa Monica

25 May 2010, 20.37 | Posted in Party, Surfing, Travel, Video | 2 comments »
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If you are around Santa Monica tonight you should definitely go check out the premiere of Woodshed Films‘ new movie, 180º SOUTH. Not only will you get to see an incredible movie, but Isaac Brock from Modest Mouse will be giving a live acoustic performance. Watch the trailer above and get your tickets here. See you there?

Worth Checking Out: Modern Collective

20 January 2010, 11.03 | Posted in Surfing | No comments »
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Some of the guys that I work with were watching this movie, Modern Collective, at lunch today, so I decided to sit back and take a look for myself. I’m not going to lie, I don’t know much about surfing, and I normally wouldn’t just sit down and watch a surf video. But I loved it, it was extremely well filmed and put together…. especially as far as titles, filler shots, and creative direction. It is available on itunes, and if you are into filming, editing, or surfing I suggest you take a look… It is definitely worth checking out.