July 27th, 2015
As one of those things I’ve always been meaning to do I got a un-cut blank for my next skate deck, I wasn’t exactly sure of how to make it into something and just made some of it up along the way, anyway the shape is kinda what I was skating with Santa Cruz and the graphic is freehand acrylic pen based on the srircha hot sauce bottle that for some reason I thought would work for a graphic on something or other.
July 24th, 2015
I’ve got a couple shots in the new AA magazine and also on the site aadirections.co.nz, someone got a little with the collage but always nice to be getting some print in another mag. Check the online article at aadirections.co.nz.
July 9th, 2015
From the time I failed photography in high school, the only subject I’ve ever failed at school, I’ve shot and made a lot of my living from photos. I didn’t quite understand some of what to do with my photos when I was at school but I liked shooting them in action sports in my spare time, probably should have just done that for the class but hey. So ever since then I was always a huge fan of photographers that can shoot film so wanted to do the same and have had a lot of film cameras around, sometimes just because they look cool but film isn’t that easy to deal with. One of my buddies and camera geek Alex Bowater has been working on a new system that deals with the fact neither of us have a dark room. This is now my first roll I’ve worked on the whole way from shot to distributed myself, giving me the ability to work the shots the way I want.
First step, tiny dev tank with cafenol, crappy instant coffee and a couple other under the sink chemicals.
Step 2 an old slide duplicate with a little mod and were getting the shots to digital.
Step 3 an absolute handful of apps and I can have them sorted online.
Yeah it’s ridiculous I could just shoot right in the instagram app but it’s nowhere near as fun so I’m going to keep doing this a lot more, well hopefully, I said I’d be doing this in high school, it’s only taken ten years to get a setup. It can only get better from here and I need a high quality version for medium format too.
Until then here’s a photo of Kenzie and her dog Blue at Tahoe.
July 6th, 2015
I haven’t been spending a huge amount of time in the clubbies the past few years but that didn’t stop me from making it into the Licence to Chill Manual #10 with a couple shots from the trusty iPhone. I pretty much never shoot with my phone but Kenzie wrote a piece on disk golf and I had a couple images of her playing so what they say about the best camera being the one you have with you is true and I’m pretty happy with the quality of this shot.
July 2nd, 2015
Inside the 2015 Winter issue of Adventure magazine there’s an article I put together with a few friends last year. Just a quick clip out of Queenstown we headed north to an amazing area of New Zealand and spent the trip touring and camping in the snow. Get hold of the mag and read the full article.
July 2nd, 2015
One of the nice perks of this job is that I got to work with one of those people that I’ve been interested in for a while. I’ve skated his boards on and off for a while, as has probably everyone thats skated in NZ.
I’ve heard a fair amount about Dave, he lives half an hour away from where I did a bunch of years back on the west coast, where both of us were kinda in the middle of nowhere, which is maybe why I hadn’t met him, he enjoys his privacy, making it really cool that he let us follow him around with a camera and Anna Pearson with her notepad. Check the full piece on The Wireless or the video piece.
June 16th, 2015
As a little something where there is a lot more to come the new issue of Manual magazine has my image of Will Jackways riding in Japan for the Quest ad with the uncorked version below.
June 16th, 2015
The new issue of one of my favourite mags just dropped and I’m happy to have this shot of Ben Comber in the Good Times, Bad Times article working the after season at Treble Cone with a miller flip, this was the kind of thing I really wanted to shoot a lot more last year. Looking through the NZ coverage there were so many shots of international pros coming down under and working things that were cool but not absolutely crazy in a way the NZ riders could do but just didn’t.
June 15th, 2015
I’ve been working with the guys at Wine Ram productions on the post production for Off The Grid wines, this is the start of a full campaign that I am editing and will be released soon. It’s great to see NZ companies pushing the boundaries on what is possible and investing in interesting media from the get go.
June 3rd, 2015
I’m kinda over park snowboard footage so I understand if your not going to watch this, I didn’t even want to film park but with the way the snow was it became the best idea and I got a little over the top with the editing.