Category Archives: Art & Travel

To see time

“To see time” is one of the most amazing short movies we have seen recently. Narrated in Russian through the eyes of a traveler and a photographer it tells us the story about the timeless beauty of nature and the world around us. With stunning footage of windsurfing, surfing and kitesurfing it urges the viewer to live their life to the fullest. So go out and just do it!

Brian Bielmann at TEDxHonolulu

Brian Bielmann is a professional surf Photographer. He traveled around the globe with many of the world’s best surfers such as Bruce and Andy Irons, Kelly Slater and Maya Gabeira. He captures surf images above and below the water and he caputres all the aspects of this amazing sport. In this inspiring talk he at TEDXHonolulu he talks about his passion for surfing and photography.He makes a difference in the lives of many through his art.

October is Breast Cancer Awarness Month

Have a look at this short movie created by B4BC to celebrate October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month around the world and to spread the word about breast cancer.

The Be Healthy. Get Active. Ride! campaign, featuring B4BC’s Team Riders, was created to encourage girls and guys everywhere to get out and ride in support of B4BC’s mission to promote a healthy, active lifestyle.

Studies show that poor diet and lack of exercise can increase the risk for breast cancer and other chronic diseases, so B4BC aims to inspire girls to take charge of their health and participate in board sports and other fun outlets for prevention.

To learn more about B4BC and their mission visit b4bc.org
Early detection + Active lifestyle = Best prevention

Surf: Courtney Conlogue and Sage Erickson
Skate: Mimi Knoop and Allysha Bergado
Snow: Elena Hight and Hana Beaman

The Underwater Project Book

Probably most of you have already heard about The Underwater Project. If not it’s not very hard to judge by the name what it’s all about. Mark Tipple captures underwater images of surfers, bodyboarders and waves. His photos are simply stunning. You can find out more about it at flickamag.com/the-underwater-project

Recently he released fine art book that showcases two years of his award winning work.

The book contains 32 individual frame-able prints. Limited to 250 handmade books, each is individually numbered and signed by Mark.

“I’ve been thinking of making a book for some time now. I had a designer lined up to make a pdf version last year, thinking of chronicling the past 18 months of shooting and making it this huge thing, but it didn’t feel right. I looked into the online printing options, Blurb.com was looking pretty sweet, but it still didn’t feel right. A few photographers nearby were flying overseas to print their books, and while it seemed glamorous … it still didn’t feel right.

The past month of research and tests have led to this concept, a handmade fine art book, the product I can not only put my name to but that I can say it contains my blood, sweat, and breath holds; a labour of love.”

The Underwater Project Book from Mark Tipple on Vimeo.

Yo can buy it online at TheUnderwaterProject.com/book
32 Giclee prints on 235gsm matte archival paper.
Portfolio screw bound; each print can be removed and framed.
Individually signed and numbered

A story for tommorow

Have a look at this amazing short video by Gnarly Bay Productions. It was written and produced during the founder’s travel through Chile & Patagonia with his girlfriend, Nina. They spent 5 weeks exploring this amazing country, and this is the way they chose to tell us their story. Fantastic shoots and great edit. There is so much to see in this world!!!

a story for tomorrow. from gnarly bay productions, Inc. on Vimeo.

Voice over: Castulo Guerra
Equipment used: Canon 1D mark IV + full Canon lens package – 17 tilt shift, 24, 50, 70-200, polarizer, gradient filter, monopod, tripod.
Music:
Bowspirit by Balmorhea
Skeletons by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Mediterranean Diet

Need a change? You are bored of eating the same food over and over again? Maybe you want to lose some weight or feel healthier? Mediterranean diet is soemthing you were looking for, it can help you achieve all your nutritional and self-image goals.

Behind every sucessful surfer and bascially every athlete is a mental attitude of keeping to a healthy diet. Sticking to a low-fat, high-energy food menu means surfers in particular have the beach bodies we wish to have all year-round.

Mediterreanan diet offers tasty and also very healthy food that will make you feel and look better fast.

The Mediterranean diet is a menu packed full of antioxidants, anti-aging properties and all the good nutrients you body needs. It helps to prevent strokes, heart attacks, lung disease, asthma, depression, diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimers. It will help you lead a healthier and longer life

So what should you eat? A lot of fruits, vegetables, wholegrain bread and pasta, brown rice, legumes and olive oil on a daily basis. So anything from paellas to linguine, to ratatouille to stews and pilaffs, they are all on the menu. In addition, cheese and yoghurt low in saturated fat are a must too.

Fish such as sardines, cod, tuna and salmon are a must in the Mediterranean because of their high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids. These are essential for keeping brains ticking over and a big factor in healthy skin. Try for example barbequing fresh fish with olive oil and lemon.

Meat is not strictly forbidden. You can have chicken and turkey, along with a few eggs a week to get you the essential protein. You shouldn’t eat too much red meat though, maybe once a week.

Every once in a while have a glass of wine . Red wine is especially beneficial for the healthy heart.

Snacking? Have some nuts, pistachios, cashews or dry roasted peanuts. They are a great source of essential oils.

Try to use as little salt as you can and instead try using herbs and spices to get the flavourings you need. Spice up meat with paprika, coriander, parsley and basil.

And keep moving. Surfing, yoga, jogging and swimming will compliment the Mediterranean diet perfectly. Getting the right amount of cardiovascular and toning exercises will ensure your muscles are fit and healthy, keeping you slender for summer and healthy for the rest of your life.

What Girls Want?

When Dakine asked some of their best riders and activists “What girls want?” this is what they said.

Whether it’s snowboarding, biking, surfing, street art or skiing, they are passionate about what they do and always motivated to travel, discover , and express themselves in their sports and lifestyle. Meet Koralie, Steffi Marth, Caja Schöpf, Lucia Martiño and Kasia Rusin.

Location: St Lary (France) / St Anton (Austria) / Lanzarote (Canary Islands) / Bolzano (Italy) / Paris (France)
Filming and Editing: Julien Mazard
Additional Camera: Gines Diaz, Clemens Kruger

You will be hearing more about them soon. A series of personal profiles of each one of them are coming up.
August 21st: surfing with Lucia Martiño
September 4th: mountain biking with Steffi Marth
September 18th : street art with Koralie
October 2nd: skiing with Caja Schöpf
October 16th: snowboarding with Kasia Rusin