Lily: Film

My DSLR has been moody lately -- maybe it was Mercury -- or maybe it was just tired of working, and so film has made a comeback in a huge way in my life as of late. 

Film was my foundation, and although I wish I was still in the dark room, I still thoroughly enjoy that state of anticipation waiting for rolls to come in ... 

Here's a couple clicks of Lily <3

 

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Posted on September 14, 2017 and filed under FILM, FASHION, FRIENDS, LIFESTYLE, MODELS, OCEAN, PHOTOGRAPHY.

'Paradise Found' - Issa de' Mar Summer 2017 Campaign, Maldives

There's nothing better than working with friends.
A beautiful thing happened in the Maldives when a girl's trip turned into a spontaneous campaign shoot ... clear blue water and bikinis are life ... and to be able to create images in tropical destinations alongside my best friends is my life dream realized. :)

Model: Malia Murphey (@maliamurphey)
Creative Direction: Melissa Jasniy (@aseaofpeople)
Brand: Issa de' Mar (@issademar)

Pick up the current collection here: ISSA DE' MAR . COM

INSPO: JEFF DIVINE PHOTOGRAPHY

The photography of Jeff Divine has got me feeling a kind of way . . .
Maybe because I wish I was alive + shooting in the sixties and seventies, or because he was so great at capturing the raw and candid moments in surf culture, or possibly because film is my favorite thing in the world.

I think about what it would have been like to be in the mix like this . . .
I just love it so much.

If you are a surfer (or love surfing), you have to pick up his book, SURFING PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE SEVENTIES TAKEN by JEFF DIVINE !

Ah. :) 

Posted on June 14, 2017 and filed under INSPO, PHOTOGRAPHY, OCEAN, SURF.

Ceylon Sliders

What is it about traveling that heightens your senses? Expands your gratitude? Makes you more open to spontaneity, susceptible to being social, awake to what's possible? 

I can't quite put my finger on it, but I'm addicted to the journey. I often travel for work, to follow people around shooting photos, and while I'm there I can't help but be completely immersed in the moment. Maybe it's because I don't want to miss a thing ...

One word to sum up my time at CEYLON SLIDERS?
... ICED COFFEE.

... and surf. and food. and more iced coffee. and more surf + food.

I believe that Sri Lanka -- and even further, Maldives -- is the farthest I could possibly travel away from my home base in Hawai'i. Three airplanes and a 3 hour bus ride later we landed at Ceylon Sliders, a quaint boutique hotel with 5 adorable rooms right across the street from the Indian Ocean. From one island to another, I felt very at home being surrounded by the ocean and found comfort in surfing with familiar faces. The team at Ceylon Sliders / Sunshine Stories (a sister company that offers yoga and surf retreats) inspired me in more ways than they'll ever know. Their hospitality was beautiful and they showed us such a wonderful time in Sri Lanka that included mostly food, art, surf, and wild tuk tuk rides!

XX, B

Posted on May 23, 2017 and filed under FRIENDS, LIFESTYLE, PHOTOGRAPHY, OCEAN, TRAVEL, SURF.

Coconut Comradery

Alana Spencer is someone that should be on your radar.
I've known her since she was just a tiny 12-year-old surfer grom, but she's always carried herself different than the rest. She's grown into such a beautifully calm, gracious, and gifted woman and it's always exciting to see what kind of projects she's diving into.

It was a pleasure taking her pic as she made time for me in her busy schedule right before flying out to the Gold Coast of Australia. Having self-employed friends who travel all over the world for work is so inspiring; but it's always the best when we get to catch up on life in our favorite place on earth, HOME.

Follow her on IG: @coconutcomradery

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Posted on April 1, 2017 and filed under FRIENDS, LIFESTYLE, PHOTOGRAPHY, SURF.