Popsicle Sunsets

October seems to hold a bit of magic in her pocket. Maybe it’s that dead wind that keeps the salty air lingering til sun down … I have fond memories of October sunsets and surfs.

All of these dreamy colors
— unspoken words of dependency
notes of smoke in the air
limitless potential as a new season approaches
— but conflicting dark undertones try to get in the way

I love this month.

I sometimes wonder whether the act of surrender is not one of the greatest of all - the highest. It is one of the [most] difficult of all… You see it’s so immensely complicated. It needs real humility and at the same time, an absolute belief in one’s own essential freedom. It is an act of faith. At the last moments, like all great acts, it is pure risk. This is true for me as a human being and as a writer. Dear Heaven, how hard it is to let go - to step into the blue. And yet one’s creative life depends on it and one desires to do nothing else.

— — Katherine Mansfield

( shot with canon 5d mark iv / sigma 100-500mm )

Posted on October 23, 2018 and filed under FRIENDS, LIFESTYLE, OCEAN, PHOTOGRAPHY, SURF, WORDS.

B U E N O S * D I A Z // film

My appreciate for vintage thingz has been passed along from my mum and dad who love thrifting on the regular. They collect Hawaiiana and other memorabilia and so I’ve spent a chunk of my childhood perusing thrift stores all over the place.

When my friend Shea Diaz decided to finally make the move from California to Hawai’i and open her quaint little storefront in the Old Waialua Sugar Mill, I was beyond thrilled for her new venture. Hawai’i needs more vintage. There’s so much treasure to be discovered! So much culture!

So if you love hand-picked goodies that’ll take you back in time and give you all the vintage feelz, you have to check out her store BUENOS DIAZ! Open Saturdays 10am-3pm … and stay on her IG as she often posts her gems to be sold directly: @buenosdiazvintage :)

HMU: Jasmine Mullins
Models: Malia + Nelly
Wardrobe: Mixed with Buenos Diaz Vintage
Old Waialua Sugar Mill

Posted on September 28, 2018 and filed under FASHION, FRIENDS, FILM, MODELS, PHOTOGRAPHY.

Photos that make me feel.

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Have you ever stumbled upon an image that captivates you — sucks you into that singular moment? Sometimes I feel like I could have been there in another life. It lets you escape your current situation but for a second … almost dreamlike, whisking you away into it for what feels like much longer. I hope to do this for people with my art some day . . .

Posted on September 25, 2018 and filed under INSPO, PHOTOGRAPHY, WORDS.

HUJIs from MALDIVES

2018 has had its fair share of fun times abroad, but my time in the Maldives with Turquoise Lane from West Australia definitely left a mark on my heart . . . If it's true that the Maldives may not be around forever, I suggest it make its way onto your bucket list because it truly is a magical place in this world.

X O X O 

Posted on June 18, 2018 and filed under TRAVEL, PHOTOGRAPHY, OCEAN.

Pacific Drift, pt I: Tahiti Film

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M A R C H  2018 // w BILLABONG WOMEN'S

Tahiti is always a hard 'yes'. Never, ever say no to Tahiti.
Being back in beautiful French Polynesia was special. The smells, the food, the creatures, the memories. They all come flooding back in the second you touch down.

Here are some special moments captured on 35mm. Hope you enjoy. X
Model: @maliamurphey

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Posted on May 3, 2018 and filed under CLIENTS, FILM, MODELS, OCEAN, PHOTOGRAPHY, TRAVEL.