Swiss photographer Vincent LaForet releases a collection of shots aimed at capturing the ‘big picture’ of competitive surfing. Featuring a number of incredible images taken from hundreds of feet above the action at the Pipeline Masters in Oahu, HI, the Pulitzer Prize winning lenseman unveils a unique look at the professionals at work and the magnitude of their environment. Check out the images here. More on Vincent after the jump.
Wrapping it’s fourth stop on a six city European tour, The LB Project comes to an end at Paris’ trendy Point Ephémère. The year-long traveling skateboard art show, aimed at uniting a diverse euro skate scene, has now visited Berlin, Copenhagen, Barcelona and Paris, with Amsterdam (March ’15) and London (May ’15) on deck.
The show features art from Michael Sieben, Jeremyville, Todd Bratrud, Jeremy Fish, Funeral French, Kid Creature, Chad Eaton, Mark Foster, Mike Kershnar, BB Bastidas and Lucas Beaufort. Check out images of the hand-painted decks. For more info on upcoming cities here.
Promoting Ambig’s 2014 artist apparel collabs, the brand recently introduced a lifestyle video series profiling the stories, inspirations and entertaining antics of their creative contributors. Sitting down with a mustached Michael Hsiung in his Los Angeles residence, Episode 1 peeks into the mind behind Hsiung’s art and the transitions he’s made to get there. Ambig’s Michael Hsiung tees drop Summer ’14.Michael Hsiung
Previewed on Scoutwell back in December, Warren Smith & Nick Lavecchia debut their latest creative project to the public, opening their FIX THE SHADOWS show in the maritime district of Portland, Maine. Setting out the capture the daily happenings and Northeastern exploits of Warren, Nick and invited friends, the show features collective photographs taken over 3-months time, including local surf, community, nature and more friends. Converting a waterfront loft space into an impromptu gallery, the show features 30 framed photos and countless numbers of loose prints hung on clothes lines around the space. Presented by Insight, RAEN and Monster Children, additional shows are scheduled to hit Los Angeles and Australia later this year – with 100% of proceeds being donated to waterforwaves.org for Sandy Relief.
Photos by show producer & curator The Fin Studio.
The creative brainchild of wandering artist and pro surfer Warren Smith, Fix The Shadows documents a personal sabbatical on the quiet coastline of Maine. Collaborating with renowned photographer Nick LaVecchia, the pair converted a vacant garage into a make-shift darkroom and embarked on a three-month photographic experience, inviting fellow artists, surfers and photographers to join them in the process. Featuring work from Craig Anderson, Dustin Miller, Dion Agius, Brian Nevins and Cole Barash, the project sets out to capture the beauty and stillness of Fall in Maine, surfing cold waves, skating backyards barn ramps and anything that crossed paths in the process. Fix The Shadows opens its tour in Portland, Maine on December 21st with an Artists Reception and live auction of select prints, proceeds donated to Waves 4 Water.org. Additional tour stops to include Los Angeles and Australia. More on the Portland opening here. Sneak peak in the slides above.Nick LaVecchia, photography, Warren Smth
Curated by New York’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Japanese sculptor Haroshi debuts his newest series at Art Basel 2012. Created from used skateboard decks, ‘Foot with Invisible Shoe (1-6)’ is a series of six inspired sculptures. Each foot is unique, created in pairs of two, and sporting transparent renditions of the Vans Half Cab, the HUF Hufnagel Pro or the Nike Dunk SB. Currently in Switzerland? Check out the pieces live at the SCOPE installation. Otherwise, enjoy some photos below.Haroshi