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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 appreciation 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.

Congrats, Squirt!

Seems like just yesterday we were calling ourselves Bacon + Eggs in the lineup, now you're off winning WORLD TITLES n sh*t .... we're so proud of you for bringing the title home to Hawai'i!  Honolua Blomfield, everyone, get her on your radar if you love surf + style + grace . . .

Seems like just yesterday we were calling ourselves Bacon + Eggs in the lineup, now you're off winning WORLD TITLES n sh*t .... we're so proud of you for bringing the title home to Hawai'i!

Honolua Blomfield, everyone, get her on your radar if you love surf + style + grace . . .

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Posted on December 17, 2017 and filed under FRIENDS, OCEAN, SURF.

Sunnier Days

Sometimes sunny days are hard to come by during Hawaiian winters, but when the sun decides to show its face, best believe we are making the most of those moments!
Halloween 2017 stands out in my mind for a day full of fun surf with all the crew ending up in the water serendipitously . . . the sunrise was out of this world, and the sunset put on a show for us too . . . it'll definitely go down in my memory bank as a day I'll never forget.
And although I got to enjoy a surf in the evening with my friends, I'm so happy I took out the housing for the sandbar session earlier that afternoon. Here are some snaps of happy campers enjoying the calm before the storm :)

XO

Posted on November 27, 2017 and filed under FRIENDS, LIFESTYLE, OCEAN, PHOTOGRAPHY, SURF.

TESTS: Anna Briggs

I mostly love shooting people because of the rich conversations, exchanges, and friendships that can be cultivated in a couple of hours between a piece of glass. It intrigues me and inspires me and these beautiful moments in time are what keep me coming back for more.

My short time spent with Anna Briggs on this particular day stood out amongst other shoots I've done this year. We chose simplicity over complication, nature over things touched by man, and the outcome made my soul happy.

Hair/Makeup by the wonderful Jasmine Mullins :) 

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Posted on October 20, 2017 and filed under FRIENDS, FASHION, MODELS, PHOTOGRAPHY.

FILM: Lily

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.