Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Japan Loves the Death Weasel

SO I did a fashion shoot with a Japanese magazine yesturday after working all day...
damn im tired and still tons more work to be done....
SO being as i NEVER wear ties or coats... thats what makes this photo even more funny.. I made some money so I am stoked.
Great group of guys to work with... Super fun and creative shooot...
can't wait to see it in print!
enjoy your day.. waiting on waves!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

MMMMM Hawaii

Never seen a white one of these.....

Hiding from a passing rain storm waiting to shoot..........

So I take it, its big out there????............

Monday, November 28, 2011

Surf Board Art

Ran into this guy Ruben the other day... Cool piece of work!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hawaiian Big Waves

Hawaii is beautiful.

Waves picked up today and JP and Rich and i picked up some beers and steaks last nite..
Good times with great friends..

Rockys picked up the other day and we got some good work started..

Bert had us over for Turkey day and showed me all of his homemade lures.... Sooo Sick.!!!
Rich cooks turkey #6 of 10 !!!

Cook em up!!!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Breakfast with Rastovich

Dave is definately one of my favorite surfers.. He murders it on twin fins....
I have seen him weed through tons of barrels on this boards..

working on a Futures Fins commercial at the moment with him.. Stoked.!!!!

Friday, November 25, 2011


Hope you had a great turkey day!!
Off to work I go!!
Have a great day!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I'm thankful for alot of things.. I try to remind myself of this daily..
Jaime O'Brien getting one in the evening time.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tanner Rozunko

Tanner is a good guy.. He surfs well and skates good... WE had a blast shooting some clips and photos last nite...
Waves picked up and we are waiting for the morning sickness to subside...

I hope you are having a great day.. I am Thankful!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Claire is a champ!!
I love working with Claire.. We have had a great time on the NS and hope to get some more work done with her here!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Gulf Coast's Favorite Surfer

Cory is definately one of my favorite surfers.. he is definately the Gulf Coast's Favorite Surfer.

I have been working on some videos with Cory lately...
enjoy this..

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Skating with the Alien

Gavin is awesome..
He shot some video of me the other day..
Not the best tricks, but fun nontheless and Gavin's narration is priceless!!


Jimbo fine sands a board that's goin to Texas

It's been flat here!! It's ok cause i got some work done.. But now we need waves.REAL waves.. Not small ones, the goods!! The big ones!!! . so lets get after it!! C'mon ocean!!!

Claire disasters the Beschen ramp and I tore a hole in my brand new shorts shooting this photo..

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Gavin Beschen

Gavin is one of my favorite surfers of all time.. I am thrilled to have done an awesome interview with him.
We got some good waves and waiting for some more..
Got some skating in and just a cool guy to be around.. So stoked on all the work this year on the North Shore..
Pray for waves and lets get to the real work!! :) BIG WAVES!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Dave Rastovich

Dave is awesome!!!
He is one of my favorite surfers and people to be around..
I just did an interview for Futures Fins and super stoked on the footage..
Here are some outtake photos from the shoot..
Now we just need some WAVES!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Randy Sleigh

Got to catch up with R. Sleigh the other day.. It was rad and I'm glad I did..
I was stoked to pop off a few portraits as we talked shop, drank beers and just had a blast on his 59th BirthDay..

ride on Sleigh!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hawaii Season

Life is good in Hawaii...
We just need the big waves to show up..... Nice relaxing day shooting yesturday. working on photos now..
Layday today.. Work tomorrow..

Pray for waves..

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

North Shore Skate Park

Been lurking on the North Shore skate park after surfing. It is fun. Billy took a good slam the other day!! gnarly!!!

Things are heating up over here... so stoked.. Gonna go flat for a week but hope to get more after !!! Pray for waves..

Monday, November 14, 2011

North Shore Winters

A few days of waves.. a few down days with out waves... This place is better with a plethora of waves....
Time to go run the beach.... dang it.. we need more waves...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Paula Gold

Last month I was blessed to have an art show at the Felder Gallery in Port Aransas.
The next day Wade Koniakowsky and Paula Gold had a painting demo all day at the gallery.

I had met Paula thursday an she is a really great person and really nailed painting the Texas Gulf sunrises.... WE had great discussions and chattting it up all weekend about fishing and hunting and painting. SHe was generous enough to share some great techniques she was working on.. Her Husband was awesome to chat with as well.. They seemed truly happy....

Unfortunately i got word that Paula passed away the other night.... So terribly sorry to hear. So blessed to have met her and enjoy our time together... You just never know.. I know she is up there painting pieces for the man upstairs cause her work is that good..
Thanks Paula... You will be missed..

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Friends!!! Thats what these two men are... Soo stoked they manned up and helped out when i needed it most.. Moving day from my last lame ass roomates.. I'm in Hawaii and my stuff was in San Clemente so you can see the bad situation I was in..
SO these heavy hitters showed up with my amazing sister and brother in law and handled it!

stoked!! thanks Ian and Seth, Alora and the gang... much appreciated

I was out shooting yesturday.. Here is Kalani David lein air... DAMN!!!!!!!!!! just DAMN!!!

Jimbo and I make Jumbalaya for dinner..

STOKED!!! Pray for more waves!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Custom Art for Sale

I had an art show after the Dinah Bowman show.. IT went well with tons of friends, great art and all my stuff sold..

Feel free to hit me up with custom work.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Conner Coffin

Conner Coffin rips... Conner as I have said before is a great young man. He is nice, well spoken and gets after it!!! I like his surfing and he has incorporated more airs in his bags of tricks.. I like working with him and he takes his surfing very serious.
I wish i has turns like these:

round house rampage!!

More to come this week from the North Shore. Pray for more waves and sun!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sioux Falls

My father took me pheasant hunting in South Dakota last month.
I am very grateful for this.

We went with my new inlaws from my sisters marriage.
stoked to have gotten to hang out with them more and had a blast..
Jerry shoots better with one arm then all of us with both.

Sioux Falls was cool to check out with tons of ducks and geese.

enjoy nature...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Josh Kerr

I got a chance to meet up with Josh Kerr for an interview recently while the Trestles contest was goin down.
Josh is one of my favorite surfers...
enjoy this!!
Link: Josh Kerr Video

Meeting the locals in the yard in a nice work day.

A relaxing ride with Jimbo to the Sugarmill factory to meet up with Dick Brewer. Stoked

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hawaii Season

Hawaii Season has started and shooting is fun!!
Its kinda really scary as photographers meet up on the beach after a year of working alone and chat.
We get a chance to chat about life, work and state of the economy.. I am fearful as many of the great legends and hellmen that I know are concerned.. that makes me even more wary of the future and what the industry holds for the photographers that give it such a platform to stand on..

Its great to meet up with other photographers as our tribe is fun, quirky, a list of charachters and many a good times and laughs. We all share the drive and need to create and document history. We love our jobs, our lives and our work. Lets hope we can build an industry that suports what we do and thrive doing the best work we can...

Fun day talking shop with Vince Street and Vince Cavataio....

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Catchin Up in Hawaii

THis was an old blog entry but felt it should be published from our latest skate excursion up to Santa Barbara

Rollin the dice doesnt always pay off.. thats why its a gamble..

I went against my intutions and thought it would be best to roll
It payed off a little bit... im stoked i went. But not what i wanted for sure.. just felt like i was spinning my wheels chasing the dragon.. hahah
I got some good photos.. Im stoked on a few shots for sure..

Got to hang out with Milby up off DP in IV... hahaha Long time since i saw that place... wow it hasnt changed. hahaha..

good to see all the GOOD graffiti throught out the city. there is alot of bad tags, but some good pieces fro sure.. Cool stuff out in Moorpark.

Had to get outta the van and get home to help my frined out.. I like the train.. I should take it more..