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JUNGLE FALL – Legendary by Association. While still in Hawaii, and after finishing Pat Rawson’s The Wall, circumstances and good fortune allowed me to complete a second surfboard. This other surfboard would become the twelfth in the collection of the 15 Surfboards by 15 Shapers project. It would be no average surfboard, however. In any field or profession there are those that with hard work, motivation, innovation, excellence and certainly through time and demand become legends. Whatever they produce, by sheer name association, becomes collectible if not legendary. Dick Brewer and Jack Reeves are two such legends and they are… Continue reading 

Balinese men at a cockfight

Nostalgia has no relevance in the forthcoming observation. My comments, instead, are entirely based on photographs taken thirty years ago. I find these long-forgotten images to have a look and feel seldom seen any more. Whether this is good or bad is a subjective point of view. If living in the past keeps one from advancing in the future so be it. However, living without a knowledge of history only keeps the wheels spinning in place and makes a person unwise. Please note that these images depict the use of animals for man’s enjoyment which many of you may find… Continue reading 

silhouetted men posing

Five fingers, five guys wearing hats, carrying sticks and looking cool. There’s but one thing to do, take a picture! I was hitch hiking through the Republic of Transkei, a homeland area for the Xhosa speaking people within South Africa, when I came across these guys who wanted nothing more than to show off for the camera, though others may think differently.

Witches Rock and Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica

Witches Rock in the Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica. This is a seldom seen view of the famous surfing landmark. It was taken half way down the trail head that begins on the Pan American Highway. Most surfers travel by boat and thus are not afforded this scaled back view of the rock.

curvy road by snow covered mountains

“Sign sign everywhere a sign breaking up the scenery blowing my mind”, written and sung by Five Man Electrical Band, could easily be applied to this image. While I don’t think this is quite what they had in mind, I can’t help but think of the song when looking at the picture.

Sunrise over island

This past week Indonesia’s Mentawai Islands were once again struck by a tsunami, which tragically killed hundreds of people and left villages in complete ruin. The Mentawai Islands lie within the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’, an area in constant danger for catastrophe spawned from deep within the Earth.