Japan 2012

30 05 2012

Here are handful of images from a recent trip to Japan. These are from Yokohama, Kamakura, and the Shibuya district of Tokyo. This beautiful country and it’s people live where ancient meets modern, creating a fusion of culture which is unique to the land of the rising sun.

 





Photographic exhibition at Aloha Sunday

25 04 2012

I’m showing some work this Thursday evening, May 3rd, at Aloha Sunday Supply Company along with two other talented photographers, Eric Warner and James Tull. Aloha Sunday is located at 3118 University Ave. North Park, CA 92104. Show starts at 7, come check us out!

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Gary Stuber, Surfboard Laminator at Moonlight Glassing

14 04 2011

Created in 1979, Moonlight Glassing is a special sort of place where surfboards have been decorated, glassed, polished, and sanded for over 30 years. Understated and unpretentious, the factory has put the finishing touches on thousands of surfboards for pros such as Rob Machado and Taylor Knox and labels such as Channel Islands and the Campbell Brothers. They specialize in custom color, airbrush, pinlines, resin tint, channels and fin set-ups for seasoned veterans and backyard shapers alike. Gary Stuber is Moonlight’s laminator and is responsible for  applying the fiberglass to the shapers creation giving it both function and fashion. Gary is a master craftsman and has probably glassed more surfboards than anyone, which is no minor accomplishment.

many surfboards have passed though these doors...

if these walls could talk...

surfboard blanks

getting started

map of dreams...

garys ratios

at work on a red beauty

trimming cured fiberglass

resin, fiberglass, and craftsmanship

Moonlight laminate

Gary Stuber, laminator and master craftsman






Chris Christenson’s Surfboard Factory

3 04 2011

Chris Christenson is a California based surfboard shaper who apprenticed under the legendary Dick Brewer and now shapes under his own label building boards for big wave chargers like Greg Long. Greg won the most prestigious big-wave invitational, the 2009 Eddie Aikau, at Wiamea Bay on one of Chris’s boards. Chris also shapes longboards and shortboards with fine craftmenship and attention to detail.

board rack

glasser Ninoa Speier’s mixing buckets

blanks

vintage logo

orders

still life on shaping bay wall with picture of San O

cc at work

mavericks gun

just liked this one

shaka





Artist Alex Weinstein

31 03 2011

Recently I spent part of the day hanging out in the studio with artist Alex Weinstein. Alex is a painter and sculptor residing in Manhattan Beach, California whose work has shown in galleries worldwide.  His work has also been featured in publications such as the LA Times, Surfer’s Journal, and Elle Decor. Alex’s work could best be described as atmospheric and ethereal. It seems to hover and float in this mysterious “space”  between the concrete and the abstract. However, there is one thing that is clear, Alex and his work are deeply infused with the ocean.

alex

weinstein

vague

bunny

swell

work





Julie Goldstein, Artist

4 01 2011

Formerly of New York, artist Julie Goldstein, makes her home in Cardiff by the Sea, California where she takes inspiration from the ocean and her life experiences. Her work is characterized by a physical, almost masculine, dynamic in terms of materials and process, yet remains uniquely feminine in it’s subjects, colors, and aesthetic. This wonderful contradiction collides with her narratives, which are  infused by a colorful cast of characters such as heroines and villains, teamriders on surfboards, and pirates on the high seas. She has exhibited globally and her most recent show is on display at the Pacific Surf Gallery in Cardiff. Check out Julie’s work, where adventurous heroines swim and play in the sea while others escape on motorbikes…

new batch of prints line drying

detail

Julie at her Cardiff by the Sea studio

freshly inked woodcut

le femme

smaller works for "sea songs" show

color palette

anchored

rollers and paint

studio still life with knife

fresh paint

section of studio wall





Glide redux

4 01 2011

glide redux

Local lineup one winter’s day… a nod to some of my favorite artists fused with a hint of nostalgia