The way Queens-based painter Kris Chatterson describes it, his early years were spent obeying the deafening call of the Atlantic. Growing up in Florida, he was a natural water-baby; the kind of kid you had to forcibly pull out of the ocean when his lips turned blue. He spent his teens riding Florida’s waves before, […]
Don’t let his laid-back attitude fool you: Brooklyn-based photographer and filmmaker Drew Innis’s love for surfing is abundant. The most evident proof of this passion is perhaps his website, Indoek, which has, as of late, morphed into full-fledged online magazine covering design, fashion and of course, surf. Stylish and smart (and with wicked mixtapes readers […]
When Monterey Bay native Dion Mattison moved to New York from California, it didn’t take long for the city to get under his skin. “I came to New York in 2009 to get my PhD in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research,” he said. “I’m now about a year off from completing that […]
If you’ve ever been to Nosara, you’re probably aware of Nosara Shack. It’s a community hub. It’s a photo studio. And now, with its eponymous magazine, it’s a publishing house! We were lucky to get a few minutes of chat time with the Shack’s owner, former North Caroline native, Graham Swindell. The full interview will […]
Mercedes Maidana belongs to one of the smallest groups in sports: women who surf big waves. What’s even more incredible is that before a bad break up in her early twenties lead her to a beach retreat with friends, she had never even been on a board before. Eleven years later, the Buenos Aries-born Maidana […]
The first thing you notice about Brooklyn surfer Todd Stewart is his infectious energy. Professionally, he runs a production and editing company called Picture Farm Productions, which also doubles as a gallery. When Sandy hit in late 2012, Stewart was one of the first one the ground, using his gallery space as an informal drop […]
Last year Leah Greenblatt, a music editor at a large national magazine, found she was in possession of three things: a desperate need for sun, an unusual week of light job duties and some unused vacation time. She searched for a location that was an easy flight from New York and hit on Nosara. With […]
If you’re a New York surfer, you’ve probably encountered Nick Lynn at some point. The president of New York’s chapter of Surfrider, Lynn works tirelessly to make the area’s beaches cleaner and safer for both surfers and non-surfers. Recently, his chapter began an initiative to do regular water testing out at Rockaway Beach (where many […]
Caroline Mitchell fell in love with surfing and Nosara simultaneously. When a friend convinced her to vacation there three winters ago, all it took was one week and several excellent surf lessons to get her hooked on surfing and the town. From that point on, she split her time between her home in Brooklyn, NY […]
NOTE: Today we launch our new series: “Surfing is..”—first person statements about what the sport means to different surfers. We ask this question as a way to share stoke and also to ask you to consider what surfing brings to your life. Enjoy! If someone asked me to describe Tyler Breuer in one sentence, I’d […]
Fog Horn | Travers Adler from Mollusk Surf Shop on Vimeo. I stumbled upon this little video by photographer Will Adler and fell in love. Funny, unexpected and unusual, it’s as much a film about failure as it is about success. Enjoy!
I met Long Island surfer Tommy Colla (who photographs under the name tcolla) a few years ago when he picked me up from a parking lot on Long Island so I could buy a board from him. As we drove a few miles to the closest ATM, we chatted. “I’m a photographer,” he told me. […]
(HEADSPACE): Kassia Meador from The Inertia on Vimeo.Check out this nice little interview with Kassia Meador from The Interia’s program Head Space.
If you’re in the LA area this fall, I strongly recommend checking out writer and painter Matthew Brannon’s show at the David Kordansky Gallery (3143 S. La Cienega Blvd. Unit A Los Angeles, CA 90016/ Tel. 310-558-3030 / Tuesday-Saturday 10am–6pm). Read more about his work and the show below: David Kordansky Gallery is very pleased […]
I’m a huge fan of Time’s Lightbox blog! I was excited when I learned that each month they publish an online guide to what’s happening in the photo-sphere around the world. It’s great as a way of getting out to see things “IRL.” Click through to see what’s showing in your neck of the […]
When photographer Denny Renshaw decided to travel to Japan as a self-photo assignment, he knew he wanted to shoot street fashion with a focus on “fashion tribes” in Tokyo. Born and raised in Jackson, TN, the birthplace of Rockabilly, Renshaw was naturally attracted to the “Rockers” in Yoyogi park. “They are called many names: […]
If you are in NYC this week, stop by Longhouse Projects to see the Takashi Homma show. It has been extended through October 31st. The exhibit, called New Waves 2000-2013, is a study of (and meditation on) waves from around the world. If you aren’t in New York, you can purchase the catalog here. […]
From NY Magazine’s Intel blog: It’s been almost exactly a year since Hurricane Sandy hit New York and New Jersey, leaving its path scarred. In the days that followed — as the long, still-unfinished rebuilding process began — this magazine worked tirelessly to document both the devastation and the communities that instantly sprung up to provide hope […]
What’s the most frightening part of being a New York surfer in ‘off season’? Taking a chance on water that’s untested for harmful bacteria. During the summer months, when beaches are protected by the city, the waters are tested regularly and notices are posted on days when the ocean is deemed dangerous (luckily these posts […]
Get stoked for Monday with Jack Coleman’s latest film, featuring Kassia Meador. Happy Monday!! Golden State | Kassia Meador from Mollusk Surf Shop on Vimeo.
Fitzroy Gallery screen Gravity and Grace, with an introduction by Jim Fletcher on Wednesday, September 25 at 7pm. Gravity and Grace are two college students in New Zealand turning tricks with wealthy tourists for titillation and profit. When the pair meet a group of average-yet-slightly-pathetic suburbanites joined in an apocalyptic cult, Gravity remains skeptical, […]
In case you haven’t heard, there’s a train full of artists and installations traveling across the country: Organized by artist Doug Aitken, Station to Station connects leading figures and underground creators from the worlds of art, music, food, literature, and film for a series of cultural interventions and site-specific happenings. The train, designed as a […]
Last month, artist, surfer and all-around great guy Ty Williams was asked to travel to Fukushima to paint fish on the boats of fishermen who lost everything in the devastating tsunami. The project was both a gesture of good will (fish are symbol of good luck) and a way of hearing and acknowledging the fishermen’s […]
For those of you who don’t know, William Finnegan is the author of one of the best pieces of surf literature out there. The piece, Playing Doc’s Games, which appeared in The New Yorker (broken into two installments because if its size) follows the small pod of Bay Area surfers surfing spots like Mavericks in the early 90’s. […]