Monday, January 30, 2012

Christian Fletcher in Texas

Christian and I were tryin to figure out who shot this sequence of him in South Padre in the 1988 or so contest that came to town.
this is the second in the largest contests that have ever come to Texas..
I believe it was US championships.....

(Please correct me)
anywho, I thought it was Erich Schlegel who shot this.. he states his water housing then couldnt shoot that fast..

Amazing story on why all of his sponsor stickers are covered in Tape.. due to an NSSA rule...

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Leafy Sea Dragons

Here is a commissioned 8x10 piece I just finished...
I'm catching up on everything as I will be traveling for a stint and updates will become less frequent but travel related.
Leafy Sea Dragons

Josh Buran

 Gnarly interveiw with Josh Buran
Thanks to Jackson for getting a hold of me and getting me fired up to do the article. You will see it here shortly.

Saturday, January 28, 2012


Had a great trip out to Nicaragua with Garrett McNamara..
good times and great waves..


Friday, January 27, 2012

Commissioned Art Work

Another fun board commissioned this week for the 4 Mistele boys room..
Stoked and what a fun one to do..
Fishin, riding bikes, surfing, fourwheelin and skating pools... awesome..
Thanks to Sector 9 for the decks..
Hope you got some waves today..

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Surfboard Art

Got 2 new shred sleds from Ryan over at Nation Mfg. for my upcoming trip..
put some color on em just to make em pop..
6'1... SUPER interested to ride this as it was a dupe from an older one I really loved

6'3 step up yowza board..

Gone surfing for a day or two..

White Kaps and Skating

Here is a short piece I worked on...
I didn't have too much time to edit but you get the point..
I was just in touch with my old friends the White Kaps... KC and the band are awesome...
Gonna shoot some more videos with them upon my return..

Skate or Die the movie

ahha old footage is rad to go through..

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Art For Sale

Here are two pieces for sale..
$50 each..
they are about 8x12 each give or take...
I would LOVE to sell them this week to help pay for my upcoming trip.. thanks!!
OR if you would like , i can do one custom for you... Just hit me up on my email:
Black's Beach


Monday, January 23, 2012

Frankie Hill

Frankie Hill is an old friend.. I have spoke of him before..
f/s boardslide in Santa Barbara.... all of these shots were taken around 1997-2000

He is consistent with his tricks as the day is long...
Been working on some hardrives and getting stuff together for him so I got to work on these photos.
It was amazing to work with him as a film/ photo student for my assignments cause he was so consistent...
Good times and I have TONS more to scan of Frankie...
Shot this at the Farmers Market on the Mesa in midday.. thats how confident we were with shooting.. took us literally 8 mins or so....

Goleta speed snap ollies

Carpenteria park fence gap

Another Fence Ollie speed snap.

same gap, different angle

Mute speed blur downtown Santa Barbara

UCSB board slide to fakie.. We have shots of him feebling this rail, i just need to scan it again.


Bday has come and gone and no real big deal.. thanks to all who wished me well..
it was a nice day and got some work done..
Here is a fun photo of my sisters dog.. yes cause i was bored one day and testing out a camera.. hahah

a random shot of my brother playing guitar at his house in utah.

missed some surf yesturday but will make it up here shortly as I pick up new boards tomorrow.. hope you have a great day.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Celebrating Life

got this from my good friend Robert up in Yakutat Alaska..
thanks friend... super pumped on gettin this today...

I had a great shoot this morning with Josh Buran and and new friend Jackson... Story to be told at a later date :)

So it's a good day to be celebrating life...
i hope you are gettin some waves.

Here are outtakes from a shoot I was on last week at the Olympics training facility in Chula Vista..
We got some great shots and good work done.. Thanks for the work Jorge!!

one of 3 Bmx tracks

Lunch was super healthy

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Old Friends

nice rainy day off watching my old shred buddy John Ponts skate in Alaska and fly planes on Discovery channel... soo fun..

Here is a photo i shot at the sec 9 office the other day...
EG and Rob check out a present he got for Hank III... its a cigar box gitbox...
reaaaaaaaal classy..

Friday, January 20, 2012

Commissioned Art Work

This was another Commissioned piece recently..
Stoked how this one came out...
Board by Sector 9

Here are a few pieces that are for sale.. I commissioned these for a client and she decided to go bigger!!!
So I am selling these for $50 a peice.. they are about 8x11 when cropped.
my photo shop crashed so i haven't been able to do color work on the recent stuff (not that I am cheating / just cleaning up..)

Wind-N-Sea and Blacks.. Email me if you want to purchase these... Free Shipping...


WHo's Ready for Ecuador????!!!!??

I AM!!!!
Huge thanks to Sector 9 for the recent hook up, the spot at the team house and boards I'm working on tons of art with!!!
EG and the gang rule...

Here is one of the parks we are goin after in Ecuador...


Got my Astrodeck ready for my new Nation Mfg. boards coming this week.. SOOO PUMPED...

Even placed an order for a new waterhousing... Oh YEAH (insert Kool Aid guy voice over here)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sand Spit

While painting above the city in the hills i was constantly surrounded by a covey of 20 or so Quail..
They were kinda skiddish when they came out of the thick brush but would be 3 feet away from me in the bushes..
it was great hanging out for a couple hours with them anyway and hearing them talk back and forth... 
i managed to pop off a few photos.. 

Was stoked to walk down to the spit after shooting all morning.. Grabbed a pint of my favorite and see what it was gonna do on a low tide. Randomly was met by a fully charged Brandon (whom I totally lost his email hours later after swearing i would not loose it early) hahaha
iphones need to have a trash bin to retreve stuff like that..

Thanks for saying hi! that's what gets me more pumped than ever and keeps me charging when people who enjoy my work tell me...

been a long week with work but pumped... lets keep it goin...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Shot photos of these buggas' while I was cruising around shooting some lineups..
I LOVE Quail.. I have never hunted this type but they sure are georgeous..
Blog has been laggin cause I have been working like a hog.....
Tons of cool stuff coming up....

Monday, January 16, 2012

Art for Sale

So I'm planning a trip out to the Galapagos and gettin rid of some art at discounted rates as to get my new water housing for the trip of a lifetime..
This painting is of the San Clemente Pier and a view that is pretty fun and intense when its cracking lefts into the lifeguard tower.... I LOVE This Wave and it rarely breaks.. for this week only I will be selling it for $300

So as much as I love this painting I was selling it and will ship it to you if interested. I will take a tape measure to it but its about 3ft by 4 ft.

Barrels or Airs?

Which one is mo' bettah?

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Things have been super busy..
Here is a fun lineup...
I will get caught up here tomorrow..

Bout to start packin for Ecuador and more...

enjoy this... I know Taylor Gordon did..

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Murals and Lineups

So I have been helping my brother with his new bike shop opening up this Monday..
it has been a blast and looks amazing..
Here is the mural I have been working on... I finish tomorrow and will take final photos of it..

Its cold here in Utah... Not alot of snow but cold...

Here is a link to the latest photos I have shot from last week

Enjoy your day.....

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Surf Spots

Had a blast..

Thanks to all on my facebook page tried to help me out with some floorspace..
I appreciate it and met some new friends because of it..
Anywho... saw some Texans at the 'con, got some b/s speed floaters on my Garabaldi by Hail Yeah!!!
Got some fun barrels at the 'spit as well on Jimbos Quad!!!

I'm better off when I'm chasing waves....

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Art Imitating Life

I had a great week of work and visiting with friends.. I took a day off of chasing waves to enjoy painting in the hills of Santa Barbara..
This piece is for sale $50

Surfing Rincon and shooting it was fun...
This piece is sold..

Working on a custom order now...
Got a favorite wave??? Hit me up and I can paint it for ya.....

Monday, January 9, 2012


It is Freaking Freezing here in SLC Utah!!!
I'm here working on my brothers new bike shop... .So if you are in the area and need bikes or bike works.. (all types )
come check out his new shop!!!
Beehive Bikes...

Had a blast meeting up with longtime friend Brandon Arroyan and talking work and fun...

Took a photo of the Mission in SB... It was one of our first assignments at Brooks... now i just shoot it with my iphone instead of my 4x5 ... hahahah

Rincon starting to turn on.. Had a few fun waves and good times with old friends there!!! Stoked to be back in SB!

Dinner with Legend shooter, shaper and all around Badass David Pu'u....!!!!
Rob Dafoe met with us and had a blast just like old times!!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Waves by NOW

By Now you have seen All the surf photos from all the spots...
so i will save u the hassle...
I got some waves and some shots...
Here are some older waves on some skate decks from San Clemente Skates...
Stoked to get paid and get some artwork out on the boards..