Beautiful short film from renowned surf photographer Mickey Smith.
Shot on the frigid Atlantic coastlines of Ireland and England, "The Dark Side of the Lens" presents a side of surfing that few people glimpse: the world of the surf photographer. The film was made by one of the greats, Irishman Mickey Smith (alongside talented DP Allan Wilson), who explains, â€œI wanted to create that something that would give insight into what it takes to grind out a living as a water-based photographer in the surfing industry, to provide a short, experimental glimpse into life lived in the shadow of what is, for me, an obsessive pursuit.â€
Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech, ‘Street Sweeper’, 1967. Rider: Brandon Semenuk Film/Edit: Rupert Walker Location: Barcelona, Spain Animation: Scott Waraniak VFX: Dan Gaud Audio: Keith White Photography: Hector Saura Music: Snake Eyes (Instrumental) – The Earth and Arrow (Licensing through Marmoset Music) Voice Over: Martin Luther King Jr. –......read more
The landscape of the American southwest is an ethereal place. The cathedral towers, deep canyons, and crushed red dirt produce terrain with endless riding possibilities. One is only limited by his efforts to push further. Pedaling along the sun drenched plateaus and in the shadowed canyons, all while sleeping below the stars in the cool night, you can start to feel displaced from the daily......read more
The crowd is his element, as the air is that of birds and water of fishes. His passion and his profession are to become one flesh with the crowd. [...] To be away from home and yet to feel oneself everywhere at home; to see the world, to be at the centre of the world, and yet to remain hidden from the world—impartial natures which the tongue can but clumsily define. The spectator is a......read more
What defines the greatness of Men? Is it just the results you get? Or the commitment to pursuit your dreams? Why some people are afraid of the ocean while others can't live without dropping 40 feet waves? This short documentary follows the story of João de Macedo, an underdog big wave surfer who tries to run the world tour without a major sponsor. Filmed over the last 6 months in some of......read more
Carver Surf Rack's small block rack holds your surfboard to the side of your bicycle, without getting in the way of your pedals. It utilizes an unbreakable clamping system, machined in Loveland, Colorado. For those who bike to the beach, all the rack needs is human balance, a board and some enthusiasm....read more
Selecting the right backpack for work or play is essential. Whether you’re headed to the office or out on a trail, a good bag can ease the stress of travel. Having ample space for your things is important, but all those extra goodies can be a curse as much as a blessing—your pack is liable to become uncomfortably heavy. Lightning Packshas solved this dilemma with......read more