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!

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Artist Susan Wickstrand and Art Brewer collaboration

8 06 2010

Documenting a few moments with artist Susan Wickstrand and legendary photographer Art Brewer. For their collaborative project, Art provided the primary images which Susan then collages with additional images, layers of paint, and finally an encaustic wax treatment. Featured subjects include Indonesia, Hawaii, and surfers such as Gerry Lopez and Dave Rastovich. The images, although iconic in and of themselves, are transformed as the pieces become complex visual narratives. These shots were taken in Art’s studio as he and Susan both “initial” each piece with their thumbprint and signature on verso.

Art initials "Pipe Dreams" featuring his photo of Gerry Lopez

Art's "initials"

signed verso

Susan and Art... stoked!

two thumbs up

"Soliloquy , Rasta in Indo" finished piece © Susan Wickstrand, Rasta and shadow puppets photo © Art Brewer

"Hynson in Hollister" © Susan Wickstrand... dragonfly and photograph of Ron Stoner image hanging in frame © Art Brewer





surfy surfy…

7 06 2010

Surfy surfy is the newest hip and happening shop in Leucadia. They have a ton of killer stuff! Go check them out and take a peek at some of the cool art while your there. Some of the artists they have include Skye Walker, Maggie Marsek, Susan Wickstrand… keep it artsy artsy san diego…

check out their blog...

"zero, one, two" mixed media triptych featuring ryan burch by kevin roche

Gerry Lopez with "sleeping on a honeysuckle" by susan wickstrand. Surfy surfy carries this print!





Sacred Craft Surfboard Show Ventura, California 2010

21 04 2010

A little photo essay from the Sacred Craft Surfboard Expo in Ventura, California honoring master surfboard shaper Renny Yater. In attendance were such legends as Gerry Lopez, Shaun Tomson, Jeff Ho, John Peck, Jeff Clark and many more. Scott Bass and crew produced a great show and it was a perfect weekend full of surfboards and surf culture! A special congrats to Wayne Rich for winning the shape-off and taking top honors!

Ventura Fairgrounds April 2010

Renny Yater master craftsman

Rincon Designs shaper Matt Moore

around the show

Mr Pipeline... Gerry Lopez

30 years of boards at rincon

Shaun Tomson, former world champ and one of his models from the 1980's

matt moore

William "Stretch" Riedel

Renny and John with photos of them both surfing Rincon in the background... rad!

the enigmatic John Peck

Michel Junod working his blank

portraits from clockwise: Michel Junod, Jeff Clark, Sam George, Jeff Ho

duck tape...

Renny choosing the winner...

Congrats Wayne!