Archive for January, 2011

January 28, 2011

The Bird and the Bee covers one of my favorite duos in music of all time.. the album is definitely worth checking out if you want a different take on everyone’s favorite jheri-curled duo.

January 28, 2011

quiksilver kauai Quiksilver, Hanalei

January 27, 2011

I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.

January 27, 2011

mammoth 01 Mammoth Madness

Just came back from boarding in Mammoth. It was my 2nd trip back in as many weeks and I have to say, I’m addicted! I’ve never been snowboarding before up until now and going back to back weeks was the best way to learn. I was eating snow all day my first day out. Not to mention falling on my head, falling on my face, and falling on my tailbone… and let’s not forget the crazy quad burn due to non-stop heel braking action.

The second day was much better as I attempted S-curves and, to my surprise, was able to pull them off pretty well. I didn’t fall as much the 2nd day and let me tell you, snowboarding is so much more fun when you’re not falling 90% of the time!

This past week Ja and I headed up again, this time with Erick in tow. What can I say about my 2nd go around… I was more experienced and was expecting to have an epic shredding sesh. Not quite as my hip flexor was so effed up I could barely do anything. I had one HUGE mishap: my board decided to shred without me from the top of the slopes all the way down to the lifts. I was that guy walking down the slopes with no board.

Still yet, it was a sick trip. With much reluctance on my part, we headed up to the top of the summit where we were able to shoot some cool photos and tons of video. Much love goes to my brothamanh Ja who, not only showed hella patience in teaching me how to board, but also made sure I had the best first time boarding experience possible by fittin’ me up with the dopest gear and taking me to the sickest spots. Much love and hella thanks to you brotha!

Also, thanks for making me look like a better boarder than I actually was…

mammoth 03 Mammoth Madness

mammoth 06 Mammoth Madness

January 20, 2011

casey01 Casey + Manoa, HI

There’s something about girls from HI. They’re usually the most beautifullest girls you’ll come across and yet they are also the most down to earth, fun, game for whatever, let’s shoot all day type of girls. I definitely ain’t knockin’ my LA girls but LA does have the reputation of beauty and attitude going hand in hand. Not so for local girls from the islands.

Casey is the perfect example! Though she ain’t originally from HI, she lives the Aloha lifestyle to the fullest. Not only was she super fun and friendly, she was also creatively open to my ideas which made our shoot that much easier. Her awesome wardrobe and amazing house was like a scene from a surf flick and definitely more than anything I could ask for.

Thanks Casey, you kick ass!

casey02 Casey + Manoa, HI

casey03 Casey + Manoa, HI

casey04 Casey + Manoa, HI

January 11, 2011

I just moved into a new pad and I am STOKED! Finally I’m back to having my own place where I can be creative and inspired. Posters, artwork, tearsheets, cooking, baking, creating… 2011 is indeed looking to be a great year!

The only shitty thing thus far is that my apartment gets absolutely ZERO AT&T reception. No phone calls, no text messages, no emails! I hate you AT&T! Thankfully, once I get the internet, all my calls and texts can at least be routed to my computers… I love you Google Voice!

Due to the lack of internet and just being busy with the move, I’m finally posting my first post of the year. I shot my friend Saba and her man when I visited NYC in September. They took me on a bike ride throughout Brooklyn and Queens and NYC being as inspiring as it is, I had to shoot! I’m embedding a slideshow, something I’ve never done before, but what the hey… check it out anyway.

And if you don’t, you can always check out the story gallery style¬†here.