ourCaste releases the first launch of their Spring 2016 collection with selected key pieces perfect for transitioning from the colder and wetter holiday months, including Water Repellent light weight flannels, Moisture Wicking wovens, and lastly, a completely water proof bag series. These styles build the foundation for the rest of the products this season with the promise of Goods for Life. To “test” the new line, they hopped on a red-eye and headed from LAX to Costa Rica—Tamarindo to be specific—with the Spring 2016 Collection in tow, some camera gear and a solid crew of good friends. We are particularly fond of the new water proof bags, now all we need is a surf trip to take em on!ourcaste.com
I will never forget meeting a young Jimmy Wilson back in St. Augustine, Florida circa 1999. I was attending Flagler College and Jimmy was the thick-haired wildman of his high school crew of local shredders. Even as a grom, Jimmy had serious passion and natural talent behind the camera lens. That paired with the local talent pool of surfers in St. Auggie as his subjects and you just knew Jimmy was going places. When I transferred to SCAD, I roped Jimmy into helping me with a surf magazine concept for a school project using his photos of Gabe Kling, Zander Morton, Chris Ropero and Jeff Logan. It was the first time I “covered” surfing in any way. Jimmy has come a long way since, he’s now the photo editor for Surfing Magazine and we are stoked to feature him doing his thing with a disposable camera in our 27 Frames series.FULL STORY
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.FULL STORY
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…FULL STORY
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.FULL STORY
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.FULL STORY
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
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.FULL STORY
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.