BLONDE LOVE

Check out the new Blonde issue “Just Married” with an AB feature on page 28… Anyone speak German!?

MAKE IT COUNT PHOTO SERIES – RYAN KINGMAN

Throughout 2009, Kirk Dianda filmed and edited MAKE IT COUNT, The Element Story. The documentary is a four-part series, that tells the story of the iconic brand and the people that helped shape what it is today. Element also released a 200-page photo book, which included a DVD of the film too, which sold out almost immediately. But if you missed it, FUEL TV will be airing the film as a 4-part series… Tune in, and check it out.

Throughout the production process, I was lucky enough to travel with Kirk while he interviewed this collection of truly inspiring people and shoot behind-the-scenes photos.

From starting out as a kid that was scraping the ink off skateboard silk screens, to becoming the Team Manager, and eventually the Marketing Director, Kingman’s long history with Element has been one and the same.

Ryan Kingman is a gentle giant, with a distinctive red mustache, that has since moved on to new endeavors. Here is a link to a brand he is helping start from the ground up, again… STANCE.

Nevertheless, here is a collection of photos I shot of Kingman and Kirk at Element (Irvine, California, circa 2009) during his MAKE IT COUNT interview.

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OYSTER LOVE

Check out a little AB interview over at OYSTER.

MAKE IT COUNT PHOTO SERIES – RYAN DEWITT

Throughout 2009, Kirk Dianda filmed and edited MAKE IT COUNT, The Element Story. The documentary is a four-part series, that tells the story of the iconic brand and the people that helped shape what it is today. Element also released a 200-page photo book, which included a DVD of the film too, which sold out almost immediately. But if you missed it, FUEL TV will be airing the film as a 4-part series… Tune in, and check it out.

Throughout the production process, I was lucky enough to travel with Kirk while he interviewed this collection of truly inspiring people and shoot behind the scenes photos.

Ryan Dewitt, an avid bird watcher and team manager for Element, is a unique personality within skateboarding. His infectious laugh can be heard from miles around, and carries through to his job…

A fun game around the office is to photoshop Dewitt in different scenarios; for example here is Dewitt as Mad Max.

Here is a collection of photos I shot of Dewitt in Irvine, California, circa 2009, during his MAKE IT COUNT interview.

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STILLEBEN

MAKE IT COUNT PHOTO SERIES – MIKE KERSHNAR

Throughout 2009, Kirk Dianda filmed and edited MAKE IT COUNT, The Element Story. The documentary is a four-part series, that tells the story of the iconic brand and the people that helped shape what it is today.

Element also released a 200-page photo book, which included a DVD of the film too, which sold out almost immediately. But if you missed it, FUEL TV will be airing the film as a 4-part series… Tune in, and check it out.

Throughout the production process, I was lucky enough to travel with Kirk while he interviewed this collection of truly inspiring people and shoot behind the scenes photos.

Mike Kershnar is a prolific and provocative creative. We recently spent some time with him up at the Element YMCA Skate Camp, where he co-founded Elemental Awareness, and was also a counselor. During our recent visit, he was painting a canvas on the side of the skate bowl, and it was a truly an inspiring experience to watch him paint.

Here are a collection of photos I shot of Kershnar in his studio in San Francisco, circa 2009.

Check out Kershnar’s website here.

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LOVE & GUTS PORTRAITS

The LOVE & GUTS exhibition hit The Camp in Costa Mesa this month… Here are a series of portraits I shot of the artists involved.

Check out the highlight reel by Kirk Dianda.

DON PENDLETON

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LEVI’S THUMB

“Once upon a time,  far up in the beautiful Sequoia National forest, there were three boys fishing around the lake…”

We are heading up to skate camp this week. And for Levi Brown and Alma Chevez, in memory of poor Levi’s thumb, I made this cushion! x

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CRAPPY INTERNET CONNECTION

The world wide web and I have been collaborating on something special; it’s entitled Crappy Internet Connection!

This is mine and Hulu’s interpretation of the Bachelorette.

ONE WAY OR ANOTHER

The deadline has been extended untill August 21!!  Get your very own art work, created especially for you by some amazing creatives and for a great cause!! Check it out.

http://www.wearecontributors.bigcartel.com/