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Matt and I would bump into each other along Abbot Kinney Blvd, (Venice) and often talk about surf and how we missed it as we were both slammed at work. We’d talk of the waves we’d had, but would never see each other out at the local breaks, I guess because he was at the ‘Bu establishing his steez on long boards. He has around 5 boards over 10’, and styles on them all (I don’t think he has a board under 8’). We both talked fashion, he had a label, and it was my world too, so the conversations were fun; travel, trade shows, and the industry. Coincidentally then we also both consulted to a surf company and conversations about surf continued. Fast forward to 2 years ago, Matt and Joanne would come to the beach and hang and surf with our crew. Charming peeps. Into style, color and the beach – and he’s always stoked to get a paddle in. Matt’s house is one that’s evolved into an oasis of calm and color, which is going to be a whole lot of fun for their new son Luco Moon, although I’m not sure if it’ll stay calm.

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It was the third morning of my first trip to the North Shore. The swell everyone had been talking about since I got there had arrived; I could hear it. A steady rain was coming down and it was still dark outside. I threw some garbage bags in my camera bag and headed to the bay before first light. My phone buzzed, a CNN update. Two helicopters off the coast of Oahu had collided while I was sleeping.Twelve marines were missing. The scene at the bay was eerie…

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Every year photographer, Morgan Maassen gives us a special glimpse into his world travels through the lens of his iPhone. It is ironic that these quick, raw cuts of his year on the road spent with surfers, models and a never-ending slew of random weirdos inspires us to get out and travel way more than any picturesque, perfectly composed nature shot could. Enjoy.

www.morganmaassen.com

Welcome to our new 27 Frames series. We sent 27 single use cameras out to some of our favorite photographers, they shot stuff with it, then mailed it back to us. We developed the film and are sharing the results with you (and the photographers) now. In this instant, digital age, we want to pay homage to a snapshot photo process we grew up with ourselves — waiting for the film to develop and being surprised by the results. These 27 Frames belong to Meg Haywood Sullivan, AKA the most interesting woman in the world. Meg is a photographer, environmentalist and outdoor adventurer who inspires us to venture out, to respect nature, to live a healthy, natural and more free lifestyle through her beautiful work. As someone who has lived the majority of her life on the road searching for the next adventure, Meg’s photography reflects that idealistic, nomadic outdoor lifestyle we all dream of.

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In Volume 10: “Strange Daze In A Hanoi Haze” we catch up with Roark in the steamy waterways and country roads of Vietnam. Fresh off a stint in Nepal, he seeks R&R in a land filled with evolving promise and the ever-present stains of war. Once again conflict rises within his minds eye as he seeks out freedom and the reconciliation of the pictures created by politicians, war films and the 1960’s anti-war movement. The collection spans four phases of Roark’s voyage: The chaos of Hanoi, the North Vietnamese countryside by motorcycle convoy, Ha Long Bay by Junque Boat, and the long trek to Da Nang. It’s inspired by cash crops, the psychedelics of war and peace, traditional Vietnamese textiles and the beauty of the lands waterways. The garments are sweat-stained, dirty and well worn. Join Roark and crew as they explore new dimensions and find peace amongst chaos and freedom.

www.roarkrevival.com

Rob Kulisek is hands down one of our favorite photographers here at Indoek. We first took note of his work being featured at Saturdays NYC, in Man of The World and Vogue, since then he has shot for numerous other publications and brands we hold in high regard. His style is both subtle and sophisticated, he has an eye for composition and lighting that is developed and refined way beyond his years. A young man of few words from the Garden State and a natural behind the lens (and on a surfboard), Rob is somewhat of an enigma. We are especially pleased to have him involved in the 27 Frames project as Rob is not a surf photographer, but an amazing photographer who happens to surf. In case you are just tuning in to this new series, the concept is simple: we sent 27 single use cameras out to some of our favorite photographers, they shot stuff with it, then mailed it back to us. We developed the film and are sharing the results with you (and the photographers) now. In this instant, digital age, we want to pay homage to a snapshot photo process we grew up with ourselves — waiting for the film to develop and being surprised by the results. These 27 Frames belong to Rob Kulisek.

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Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman, the design duo behind 40 Days of Dating are at it again with a new beautifully designed social experiment. Two self-centered New Yorkers, often focused on what’s ahead instead of what’s around them, created a series of 12 steps as a way to become kinder, more empathetic people. As a resolution, they practiced this for 12 months. Check out the inspiring site here:

www.12kindsofkindness.com
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The beauty is in the craft.

Ever since I saw 180º South, Jeff Johnson has been a personal hero of mine. If you have not seen the flick already, I strongly recommend you stop reading this article and watch it immediately. It will likely change your life – or at the very least inspire you to get off your ass and see more of this beautiful planet. That said, we are truly stoked that Jeff, a longtime staff photographer for Patagonia agreed to participate in the 27 Frames project. In case you are just tuning in to this new series, the concept is simple: we sent 27 single use (disposable) cameras out to some of our favorite photographers, they shot stuff with it, then mailed it back to us. We developed the film and are sharing the results with you (and the photographers) now. In this instant, digital age, we want to pay homage to a snapshot photo process we grew up with ourselves — waiting for the film to develop and being surprised by the results. These 27 Frames belong to Jeff Johnson.

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Revisit (and discover) old and new favorites being given the praise they deserve for their considered compositional excellence. We only wish this video was broken up into a series so that we could savor all the beautiful frames over a prolonged period of time.

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A short film about a short surf, created on a day back before all this swell arrived. Video and surfing by Kevin Butler and Mark Wiesmayr. Music by Walter Martin

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