Friday, September 16, 2011


During a visit to see Chuck Corbett, I crossed paths with a group of surfers including Josh Mulcoy, Nate Tyler, and the Jones brothers. This is Josh after he kicked out of a wave on a shortboard, this is as he's settling into the water.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

duncan and mom

After a fun day surfing a right point we stopped to visit Duncan's mom in her home village. It was a surprise visit and she was really surprised and excited to see Duncan. I remember when she saw him she put her hand to her mouth and kept saying, "my son". In the first frame of the sequence Duncan is combing his hair with his hand as we walk down the path. Duncan's mom and aunt were really hospitable, their place felt peaceful. It was a wonderful visit.

From the moment I met Duncan on the beach 5 years ago, he took me in like a brother. He's like that with just about anyone. I met all the other local guys I've filmed with through Duncan.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

house on water

There were lots of these floating across the water. They had bamboo swiveling arms with nets that would lower down.

I've been fascinated by some of these trippy lens flares recently. I love shooting into the sun. I love lens flares, old school lens flares. They look really cool in motion. But it's just as cool to find frames likes this one with stuff going on that you don't really catch while watching in motion.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

earth rising skyward

This was awe-inspiring to look down on in person. It's a special memory for me as I was with my parents when I shot this. Doors off on the helicopter, hands on my Bolex, full trust in the seatbelt as we banked through turns.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

cosmic rays

...energetic charged subatomic particles, originating from outer space(although it is currently unknown which objects have produced them). They may produce secondary particles that penetrate the Earth's atmosphere and surface. -from Wikipedia.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

"i am surf!" - 10 year old raju

Here's a poster concept sketch based on a ride Raju got recently. The kid gets barreled a lot. Describing himself he yelled out, sort of rapping, "I am Raju! I am 10 years old! I am surf!..." and on and on.