Come Hell or High Water – Screening at the Surfing Heritage Foundation

26 10 2011

Keith Malloy  screened his bodysurfing masterpiece, Come Hell or High Water,  last October at the Surfing Heritage Foundation in San Clemente, California. The film is a series of wave riding vignettes filmed in California, Hawaii, Tahiti and beyond. With this film, Keith proves that bodysurfing, and riding waves without a traditional surfboard, is a moving and poignant experience. The screening also featured an exhibit of artwork created on Enjoy Handplanes. I set up a virtual studio and grabbed a quick portrait of Keith.





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





Kid Creature editorial in this month’s Stab Magazine

2 12 2010

Here’s a portrait from a shoot with Cal, AKA Kid Creature, featured in Australia’s Stab magazine.

Kid Creature





Dripbook portfolio

29 11 2010

Kevin Roche Photography now on Dripbook.com! Portraits of legends such as Renny Yater, Gerry Lopez, Rusty Preisendorfer and young guns such as Cyrus Sutton, Kid Creature, and Chris Del Moro. Other portfolios include lifestyle, street photography, and iphone captures. The collection also features images from Brazil, Hawaii, and Southern California. Check it out!

portrait book





“Stoked and Broke” on Surfline

29 11 2010

Cyrus Sutton and Ryan Burch filming for “Stoked and Broke”, featured on Surfline.com… Cyrus and Ryan find adventure and surf right in their own backyard. Check out this wild staycation on zero dollars!

Cyrus Sutton and Ryan Burch - Photo:Kevin Roche





Los Angeles Artist David Lloyd

11 10 2010

David Lloyd is a Los Angeles based artist who creates mixed media paintings and collages influenced by the ocean, surfing, and travel. Along with realism, superstition, and mysticism, David’s work juxtapozes these elements with a playful sense of escapism where he examines the intersection between the worlds of fantasy and reality. By bringing order to chaos, David’s visual aesthetic yields a harmonious sensibility from distressed and imperfect materials. You can see more of David’s art at the Pacific Surf Gallery in Cardiff or at the Sacred Craft Surfboard Expo!

 

David and his sidekick, Kerby

 

 

Mancave

 

 

works on paper with distressed polaroid

 

 

Somewhere

 

 

No Where

 

 

There

 

 

test

detail from collage

 

 

castaway or feral surfer?

 

 

David Lloyd, Artist