Some people ask me "why do you do this?" and my answer is "Its my mission" What happened on that day in 2007 I will never forget as the 24 hours before was the inspiration and destiny. It was a friday night and upon coming home my son was filling out college applications. I stood there in silence realizing how yes had passed and I was on the treadmill of life raising my kids. It was a true awakening as I said to my wife "I need to get back to surfing". It was what I always loved and knew and like us all inspired by the lucky ones who influenced us. On Saturday afternoon my wife came home with a new camera and said "Make something". The next day I flew to LA to start project on Monday but headed down early for a surf and on Saturday night my cousin phoned and said "lets go to the flea market". Whenever I would attend any sort of flea market like us all I always looked for anything that was related to surfing, skating and the lifestyle as it was my youth.
That was the day when the stars aligned and destiny happened. I built notebook binders of all negatives and referenced images from Larry FLAME Moore's Surfing Magazine archives. Next year will mark the 10th year of my journey and in the last year I am really proud of the people I have met as well as the support to create this brand of authenticity as we all need something that inspires us in this crazy world.
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ALOHA to ALL.