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@_victoriamoronta for The Manifold shot x @torirayphotogtaphy, styled x @thesunsetsessions. yum yum yum!
Sep 1, 2014 / 1 note

@_victoriamoronta for The Manifold shot x @torirayphotogtaphy, styled x @thesunsetsessions. yum yum yum!

Sep 1, 2014

HOT IN THE CITY x LYALL ASTON

HOT IN THE CITY x LYALL ASTON catch a glimpse of perfection in #manoloblahniks

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MEOW!  Lyall Aston submitted this beautifully put together editorial with a bunch of high named brands that us beach gals could only dream about!  Enjoy!  And in the meantime, go check out Lyall’s work, it’s AH-may-zing.. for real!

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Hoppy #laborday weekend y’all. #3dayweekend #letsgetweird  #sunsoutbunsout ( this cute tush belongs to the beautiful @marleybarbies )
Aug 31, 2014

Hoppy #laborday weekend y’all. #3dayweekend #letsgetweird #sunsoutbunsout ( this cute tush belongs to the beautiful @marleybarbies )

Spotlight Saturday features LA illustrator, @nonstndrd up on the website…
Aug 30, 2014

Spotlight Saturday features LA illustrator, @nonstndrd up on the website…

Aug 30, 2014

Name:

Kwasi B. a.k.a. Nonstndrd

Age: Hella Old

Hometown: Los Angeles (Hollywood/Koreatown specifically)

Preferred medium: Pen & Ink (but I like to paint acrylic on wood too)

Tell us your first experience with art.

I’ve always been a creative person but I didn’t take art seriously until middle school when I got involved in graffiti and skateboarding. That experience got things started for me. I soaked in everything from bus tags and throw ups to skate graphics and that drove me to create things for myself. Not to mention the big influence that Anime had on me as a kid. Macross, Akira, Gundam, Evangelion, Ghost in the Shell, anything by Studio Ghibli…the list goes on and on. All that stuff had a hand in me becoming an artist.

Tell us about your art process from start to finish?

I’m a creature of habit, I’ve been refining my process for my entire life. Most of the time it begins with someone that I see on the street. It doesn’t have to be anyone notable, just as long as I notice them. From there the image normally sticks in my mind and by the next day I’ve started working on a piece. My technique varies depending on the medium but I always start with a light pencil sketch and then begin to craft the line work. My work is really about the relationship between thin and thick lines and the interaction between those lines and the white space.

Do you listen to music while you draw/paint?  If so who pumps you up?

Music is a big part of what I do. At any given point my rotation consists of: Run The Jewels, J-Dilla, Flying Lotus, Mad Lib, Little Dragon, The Foreign Exchange, Dilated Peoples, and way too many other dope artists to name.

I see that your characters are named are they named after certain people or just inspired by your imagination?

I’ve lived in L.A. my whole life and my characters are a blend of different people I observe on a daily basis with an injected dose of fantasy. A lot of times they are named after a feeling that I had when drawing them or it just comes to me when I look at the finished artwork. Occasionally there are political undertones as well.

Do you have a particular piece that is your favorite?  If so why?

My favorite piece is the one I’m going to draw next, I’m all about progression.

How would you say your style of art developed?

My style is a result of growing up in one of the dopest cities in the world and being surrounded by great artists. The way that I render my characters has it’s origins in West Coast graffiti, that’s the foundation that my style is built upon.

Do you have any projects up and coming?  Exhibitions?  

I have a T shirt/zine combo coming out before the end of the year. Possibly some limited edition prints as well, still working out the details on both projects.

What inspires you about the place that you live?  

The diversity and energy of LA is unparalleled. The possibilities are infinite if you stay on your game.

When it comes to art, artists, musicians, designers, filmmakers, etc who would you say has had the most prolific effect on you and why?

Far too many influences to name here but in general, I respect people who push the boundaries of their art. And who actually care about craftsmanship. That’s really important, especially these days.

Do you have a philosophy on life?

Family First.

If you leave this world and are known for one thing what would it be?

Gotta be 2 things, being a dope artist and a great father.

Well that’s definitely a great legacy!  Thank you, Kwasi B for being a part of our Spotlight on Saturdays.

SPOTLIGHT SATURDAY: ILLUSTRATOR KWASI B.. read about what he wants his legacy to be, what pumps him up, and how he first started in art.. Name: Kwasi B. a.k.a. Nonstndrd Age: Hella Old Hometown: Los Angeles (Hollywood/Koreatown specifically) Preferred medium: Pen & Ink (but I like to paint acrylic on wood too)

Aug 29, 2014
—–WHO—–
Who are you in 100 words or less.
My name is Chloe Hall, a freelance illustrator based in Leicester. I love to observe scenes of the everyday, overheard conversations and nature to begin all my illustration projects. When I;m not drawing you will probably find me shopping, reading, with friends or walking.
Who would make you star struck?
Alexa Chung!
Who is your biggest inspiration in life?
Do my mum and dad count?
—–TWO—–
Two things we should know about you..
I live on a boat and I drink too much tea.
Your last meal consists of two things, what is it:
My favourite food is pasta bake at the minute, so pasta and cheese.
Two websites aside from email/social media that you go to the most:
www.asos.com – looking at the clothes I can’t afford.
http://www.creativeleicestershire.org.uk – to look whats going on locally & find local opportunities.
Two favorite cities and why…
Leicester – it’s my home, where most of my family and friends are.
Bristol – I’ve visited before and really want to go back, seems like there is always something going on there.
—–WHAT—–
What do you do for a living?
Freelance illustrator, working from my little shed which I’ve turned into a studio.
What makes you LOL?
Winding my sister up haha.
What is your life’s motto/philosophy?
Don’t worry about what other people think, be happy and do what you want to do.
—–IF—–
If  you could go anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you
go?
Hawaii – always wanted to go.
If you could only pick one person to go with you on this trip who would it
be?
My sister
If your friends were to describe you what would they say?
Laid back, happy, quiet until you get to know me better!
—–FAVORITES—–
Favorite movie of all time?
10 Things I Hate About You
Favorite guilty pleasure?
One of my favourite films is Aristocats
Favorite music right now?
Anything by Chet Faker or Flume
Where can we find you:
contact/twitter/insta/etc
twitter: @chloemhall
instagram: chloe_mhall
FILL IN FRIDAY: ILLUSTRATOR CHLOE HALL tells us about her fantasy travel, last meals, and who makes her star struck… read it. ——-WHO——- Who are you in 100 words or less. My name is Chloe Hall, a freelance illustrator based in Leicester.
Up on the website right meow an editorial feature from @thesunsetsessions. Photography x @torirayphotogtaphy modeled x @_victoriamoronta and @elise_crigar and styled x @thesunsetsessions YUM!!! #skatergirlsrule
Aug 28, 2014 / 1 note

Up on the website right meow an editorial feature from @thesunsetsessions. Photography x @torirayphotogtaphy modeled x @_victoriamoronta and @elise_crigar and styled x @thesunsetsessions YUM!!! #skatergirlsrule

Aug 28, 2014

IT’S BAAACK, THE HI SKATEBOARDING SHOWCASE… COME ON DOWN AND TO THE HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART AND CRUISE ‘EM!

IT’S  BAAAAAAACK, THE ANNUAL HI SKATEBOARDING SHOWCASE…

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Let the surfers and sunbathers have the beaches! Hawai‘i’s skateboarders are happy to exploit every patch of concrete on the islands. At the 3rd annual Hi Sk8 Films showcase, see local skaters and filmmakers alike display their cinematic innovations and indefatigable antics on the big…

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Aug 28, 2014 / 1 note

SUNSET SESSIONS

SUNSET SESSIONS peep these sunset sessions beauties in the skate park.

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From the wonderful beauties at Sunset Sessions we bring this photo skatorial.

Skater/Model 1: Elise Crigar @Elise_Crigar (Insta) Model 2: Victoria Moronta @_VictoriaMoronta Photographer: Tori Ray http://torirayphotography.blogspot.com/ @ToriRayPhotography Wardrobe/Styling: The Sunset Sessions @TheSunsetSessions http://sunset-sessions.com

 

 

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In our HOME issue out now, featuring the photography of @stephen_dyer in an editorial we called “On A Hillside” we take a look at houses in the PA area..
Aug 27, 2014

In our HOME issue out now, featuring the photography of @stephen_dyer in an editorial we called “On A Hillside” we take a look at houses in the PA area..

Aug 27, 2014

VIDEO VEDNESDAY: TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH CHECK OUT OUR SPOTLIGHT ON ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHER, KRYSTAL WRIGHT!

In a preview to our next issue, where we feature adventure photographer, Krystle Wright, we found this amazing video by Canon where she shares what she does and just how gnarly it is! 

skatezophrenic:

Shaun Rodriguez. Triple kickflip.
Aug 27, 2014 / 1,047 notes

skatezophrenic:

Shaun Rodriguez. Triple kickflip.

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Aug 23, 2014

VIDEO WEDNESDAY: HISTORY IN THE MAKING : THE FLYING SQUIRREL

VIDEO WEDNESDAY: HISTORY IN THE MAKING : THE FLYING SQUIRREL this young aussie girl is the next surfing IT girl… watch her rip

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/101483275″>A small surfer makes big waves</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/abcopen”>ABC Open</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 

Young Quincy Symonds is already killing it at age 6 years old and we are watching history in the making.  This Aussie girl reminds me of watching/reading about the young John John Florence…

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Aug 23, 2014

FULLSCREEN: THE JOURNEY OF THE BEASTS

FULLSCREEN: THE JOURNEY OF THE BEASTS, A SKATE JOURNEY TO SE ASIA X SEBASTIAN LINDA

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/102501580″>The Journey of the Beasts</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user395655″>Sebastian Linda</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 

Watching along in the way that Sebastian Linda intended, creating moments from all angles, with mini power ballads of music accompanying majestic Indonesian backgrounds.  Join in on…

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#tbt when we shot this beauty @henanipuakea for our 2nd issue
Aug 21, 2014

#tbt when we shot this beauty @henanipuakea for our 2nd issue