Woodshed Films doc delves deep into the roots of climbing, surfing, and the environmental movement.
In 1968 Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins set out to surf, ski and climb their way to Patagonia. The wild places they found later motivated them to protect the environment. Inspired by this journey, Jeff Johnson and Woodshed Films set sail on a voyage to South America to climb a mythical peak called Corcovado with Chouinard and Tompkins.
Just as bushy beards and Hunter boots have captured the pastoral fantasies of the urban fashion tribe, a taste for field and stream is driving the travel avant-garde. Nowadays, rural pleasures — whether it’s picking your own asparagus or indulging your inner ranger — have given rise to a new breed of back-to-the-land destinations...MORE -Christian L. Wright (Via T Magazine Blog) Photo:......read more
Hot air balloons are powered by burning big quantities of propane, so they could hardly be considered a clean form of transport. But man, they can be pretty to look at. This time-lapse vid of the annual Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico proves it. Capturing a bunch of balloonists taking to the skies, the video was assembled by Michael Salisbury, and is nicely scored by “Phoneme” from......read more
Last year, Seattle-based artist Sundry Sullen headed south to New Zealand, where he took part in the Rainbow Gathering and captured some dreamy pics of the experience. The co-founder and member of the WAFA collective does great mixed media collage work as well. See more photos of Sullen's Kiwi adventure on his Flickr stream. (via 01)...read more
Patrick of Stillmotion shot this lovely footage at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. The aquarium is home to more than 100,000 animals living in 8.5 millions gallons of marine and fresh water, making it the world's largest aquarium. The soundtrack is "The Ballad of Winslow Homer" by The Dimes. ...read more
Born and raised in the sunny climes of northern Spain, Lara Alegre spent last year in the wintry reaches of Norway, an experience that changed her photography in several ways. "I started a new kind of photography, focused on nature, which I find incredible and surprising. In this new stage I try to show in my pictures the relationship between nature and humans: the immensity and the concrete,......read more
This looks like it's gonna be good. Fall & Winter explores the nature of a planet at the crossroads. Traveling 12,000 miles across the United States, the filmmakers interviewed a diverse group of people whose lives and work intersect in many ways, and discovered a burgeoning movement that just may be humanity's saving grace. From the filmmakers' statement: This film presents the......read more
The Forestbound Carryall transforms recycled canvas from a WWII aviator's kit into the perfect everyday carrier. The roomy carryall has plenty of space for all your daily necessities -- laptop, gym clothes, lunch, books, and more. Two well-protected inside pockets provide perfect homes for valuables like your wallet, iPod, and cell phone. The naturally worn fabric is fully lined with thick......read more
As we write, two brothers are making their way across the United States on self-built bikes made from recycled trash, documenting their search for eco-villages, urban farming initiatives, and new ideas for business. America ReCycled, as Tim and Noah Hussin have dubbed their project, is a quest for the lost American Dream. In their own words: "The modern American is so disconnected from those......read more