In 'behind the lens' part 2 we offered a rare perspective of Photographer Matt Shepherd (aquaseen.com) taking some underwater product shots. This time we are showing some snaps from a shoot at the beach in laid-back Byron Bay where we were working with Skatergirl Hailey and our World-traveller friend Jordan. It went a little something like this:
"click" ...... "click"
"uh... you wanna go for a swim? "
... and back to it...
add a surf
Not surprisingly, but after a VERY laid back day we got some great shots! See the final edited snaps on the GROWN website.
Skating is Part of Hailey's daily routine, luckily we caught her right out of the surf! She took some great pics!
28 May 2012
23 May 2012
This is Part 2 of our ongoing raw and uncensored peak behind the scenes of GROWN operations. Do you ever look at a photo in a mag and wonder what was happening on the other side of the camera? Here are a few behind the lens snaps from one of our product shoots with none other than multi-award winning underwater photographer Matthew Shepherd!
Be sure to go to growndesigns.com to see the final results and of course follow Matt and check out his personal portfolio at aquaseen.com, he has some of the Worlds best Underwater shots and you won't be disappointed!
21 May 2012
old surfer, except for one amazing difference; he was born completely blind. Derek hails from Guaranpari on the Northeast Coast of Rio in Brasil and a video released last month has been blowing up throughout the surf world, and spreading an amazing sense of awe to anyone who views it. The Video (below) features Derek, not only surfing, but fully shredding barrels in the North Shore's famous Pipeline!
Rabelo proves again and again that being blind doesn't have to be an obstacle as he uses his other senses to guide him through the rips and onto his waves.
Derek says he is still working on pulling through the entire tube at The Pipeline. Check out the video and pass on this truly inspirational story!
10 May 2012
Percussive 12-string guitarist and didgeridoo player, Blake Noble is a force to be reckoned with. Impressive is an understatement for this predominantly instrumental guitarist from Byron Bay, who plays his guitar more like a drum kit while simultaneously hitting funky bass lines and stunning melodies and harmonics.
Blake's stunning songwriting skills, blended with his amazing NATURAL talent for guitar (he has never had a single lesson!), have already taken him far; and people are taking notice!
Blake is about to embark on a life and soul changing move to America where he is lining up a tour schedule and looking to hit the ground running. The Good news for us is he has promised to keep us posted with Blog/Vlog updates from the good ol' U.S of A.
In the meantime, check out some of his vids below and hit up his site at blakenoblemusic.com
The video below is for a song called 'Bundjalung' and is the first 'lap tapping' song Blake wrote and was inspired by the guitarist 'Erik Mongrain', and the Bundjalung (Arakwal) people of Byron Bay and surrounds. The Bundjalung nation are the traditional owners of Byron Bay, the most Easterly point of Australia. The song also hit #10 on the Triple J unearthed roots chart and stayed in the top 25 for four weeks!