Wednesday, May 27, 2009

One swallow does not make a summer....

So summer has unofficially arrived here on the Eastcoast and so has a new crop of surfers...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

NY Fish Frye Photograph #6

I snapped this shot at the fish frye, although I am not sure this person was here for the frye or just for the surf. I like the tonality of the image and the fact that she turned to the camera at the precise moment I pulled the shutter. When spring/summer happens, it is funny how the line-up changes so quickly.. makes me miss the colder water a bit.

Further.... on down the road

Memorial day weekend was sandwiched between two awesome busBBQ's at a pseudo san-o NY locale. Luckily the local authorities have been chill. Thursday night's featured blue point oysters in the raw, smoked beef brisket, and some killer BBQ ribs, veggie kabob, bbq'd bunt cake and brownies. Monday night featured deep fried coconut shrimp, fried clams with spicy hot tartar sauce, Buffalo wings, lamb chops, and barbecued chicken followed by homemade chocolate ice cream. plently of dark and stormies and assorted cup beverages were circulating. Bill Patron, and LaCheezy do it right, chill tunes and a very mellow, kid friendly vibe!! I am always amazed at the food preparation. The above photograph was taken at last month's dead show at nassau. Surf was marginal at best this weekend, however had some fun on the 10'1 nosedevil- what an aircraft carrier!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

NY Fish Frye Photograph #5

I snapped this photograph as I was leaving the fish frye. I kind of like it though I am not sure why? It might be the combination of darkness into lightness and the random silhouettes set against the horizon.

Friday, May 22, 2009

NY Fish Frye Photograph #4

Dubs and his 6'7' Pavel Quad Fish with skip frye fins, as insisted by Mr. Pavel. Such a nice board!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

NY Fish Frye Photograph #3

Looks like the dynamic duo of molluskny were enjoying the fish frye. I think this shot captures the overall feelings of everyone that morning.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New York Fish Frye- Photograph #2

Shipworm and his beloved 6'0 Steve Lis Keel Fish. My man has a lis obsession and probably the biggest lis quiver on the east coast. When not surfing, he doubles as the blogging/hipster version of the galloping gourmet!! check for the latest recipes, serious "surfcraft", and molluskine happenings.... In all seriousness- the molluskrew has done good things for the surfing community in new york. the shop is a great alternative to the status quo.

Monday, May 18, 2009

New York Fish Frye - Photograph #1

Over the next couple of days I'll be posting some pictures from the third annual NY Fish Frye. Good times were had with a wide selection of insane boards.

Pictured here is Dubstar feeling up a Trent's 6'9 Skip frye twin keel. The board is so, so nice. dub was psyched in a way only he can get around great boards. It was great seeing everyone despite the weather and my tight time frame.

I was able to grab some fun shots on my new vintage Snappy camera (diana clone). These old dianas are so cool- absolutely no quality assurance so each camera has a totally unique quality.

lo-fi/high-flex fantasy

EMBRACE THE BLUR....... Another shot of my hull- I know I've got a problem. Greg Liddle wide base fin. shot with diana+, handheld bulb setting.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

outgoing tide, offshore winds and no lens

Here is another pinhole image from monday morning. I have been interested in lens-less photography for well over a decade, I love the magic that is evident when slowing down time. Leonardo DiVinci was a master on so many levels, so ahead of his time. Interested readers should check out the pinhole resource for some insane photography

Also don't forget to take note of my newly established blog that features my favorite photographs:

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

camera obscura at dawn

I exposed this photograph shortly before a little hull session earlier in the week. The photograph was taken with a camera obscura (pinhole camera). I love the effects of the infinite depth of field and the long exposure times. The session was good too!! thanks again Mr. Hilbers!!

In other happenings, I just initiated another blog that will feature work posted on saltstainedeyes that I feel is print-worthy. Check it at

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

sometimes its not about the surf but,

the connectivity of being in-sync with the ocean. The sea sounds, salt air scents and the feel of the sand under foot provide a tremendous sense of groundedness and stillness which I crave during difficult times . The last few weeks have been charged with some significant stressors, but the ocean has provided a unique therapeutic opportunity.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I just scored a 6'8 josh hall long fish simmons- psyched to get it wet.. let go of a rainbow pavel to fund purchase- hopefully this board has a nice combination of early entry, speed and turnability for swells chest/shoulder high and above. the boards got pretty pronounced single into double concave. diana image from a couple of weeks ago- nor'easter swell.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

thicker and chunkier than my wife's lentil soup

Another funky diana negative- dense fog, low light, leaks and lo-fi lens quality. I hope this photo conveys the mood of a twlight spring fogged in surf session. the fog and the waves were thicker and chunkier than my wife's lentil soup.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

after school skate session with the little one

It's so great that it finally stopped raining. good to get out after school. Avery and I frequently skate/bike around after school- she love it because she gets to "ride in the street". Had a great little surf session yesterday afternoon with my bro, clean lines coming in, not t0o crowded- i felt totally displaced ;) . Beers and wings afterwards- always good.

Monday, May 4, 2009

the diana's response to the beauty of low light and fog

Diana camera image from a week or so ago. the diana seems to really do nicely in low light foggy conditions, really increases the overall mood of the scene. I like the quiet contemplative feel this image evokes.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

coney island baby.. the glory of love just might see you through!

Well definitely not a surf-related post but Coney Island is a jewel of the the New York coastline. My daughter and I just can't get enough of it. It's an absolutely one of kind and timeless experience. Just like Lou Reed- PURE NYC!!! I dig this sequence as it gives the viewer a little sense of the cyclone, interestingly it was another diana happy accident-more and more the digital camera is losing its appeal, as are all hi-fi analog cameras. BTW good surf all weekend.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Daybreak.. Daybreak on the land...

I am hoping to get int the water this weekend- its been a flat week and I am feeling somewhat disconnected.