Friday, December 31, 2010

happy new year- stay in today!!

Stay in today, moment by moment. New Years day often calls for a reflection of the year past and planning for the year ahead. My objective is to be solidly grounded in the moment as it unfolds--- surely way easier said than done but that's the intention.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

wishful thinking..

here is a shot from last winter..... no such luck lately here in new york

Monday, December 27, 2010

Talking Heads - This must be the place (Naive Melody) [live - 1984].avi

Probably one of my favorite songs of all time. Hits me on so many levels. Do you have "a face with a view"?

Sunday, December 26, 2010

the good old dayz.....

I lifted this shot of the interweb--- Old San-O. Classic stuff,,,, wouldn't you like to go back in time every once in a while..

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Christmas (War Is Over)

about as beautiful as a christmas song can be....

Happy Hullidays!

Image lifted from my buddies' Adam and ken's now defunct blog (Hultastic Voyage)!!!

In all seriousness- have a joyous, peaceful and mindful holiday season.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

simster- post surf session

This is the first photograph I have exposed in well over a month. Lately, I have been feeling a lack of motivation to shoot. Not sure if its because of the weather, lack of waves or some sense that I am becoming redundant in what I am shooting. That said, I am pretty happy with this picture and in some way it has got me a little more motivated to keeping the camera loaded and ready. Subject matter is boring only if we fail to look hard enough at our surroundings.

Extreme Caroling (Prank busted by cops!)

sit back and smile and laugh!!

Bob Dylan - Shelter From the Storm

Dylan in all his ragged glory!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

happy winter...

hard to believe that today is the first day of winter.. seems like its been going on for some time...

desolation row....

this images was one of my first after I picked up the camera after a long absence from photography. To me the image captures the sometimes quiet desolation of winter surfing. While the idea of being alone when surfing these days is a rarity, at times during the winter it still occurs, thereby allowing for the opportunity to connect with natures surroundings in a deeper, less distracted and more contemplative manner. December is personally a very difficult month for me due to some painful memories; however the "thin line that seperates fish from fowl" is ever healing.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

log love...nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile

light off shores, crystal clear water, knee/thigh high peeling little a frames and being alone with three friends. nothin left to do but smile, smile, smile..

Saturday, December 18, 2010

small but fun enough!

Some times it doesn't take much to get the stoke back-- a little saltwater group ice hydrotherapy did just the trick this morning... my type of attitude adjustment

Friday, December 17, 2010

hope for a little weekend log love

Its been a while since i reconnected with my long boards-hoping to reconnect with trim this weekend

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Winter Hull

Here is my buddy Ken in his "hull period" (8'0"fineline microant). While hulls are a rarity around here now, Ken used to proclaim his love for his "winter Hull"... I was never sure what he meant about that though...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

winter sky......

despite the bitter cold winds of the winter months, east coast winter sky's can be unreal- subtle hues

Sunday, December 12, 2010

swallow tail..

when its flat i start relating everything to surfing.... a different type of swallow tail i suppose

Saturday, December 11, 2010

I wanna be..

I wanna be on this bus heading where the chilly winds don't blow..., and where there is a rideable wave... not diggin' winter so far..

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December 8th: Bodhi Day

December 8th, marks the Buddhist Holiday of Bodhi Day. Bodhi Day is an observance of Siddhartha Gautama's awakening under the Bodhi Tree. Interestingly, the day also marks the anniversary of John Lennon's untimely death(30 years). It strikes me as rather ironic that such a visionary, radical, compassionate man was taken so abruptly on this important day. In his own way, i guess Lennon may have achieved a form of enlightenment on this day also. Take a moment and get in touch with that quiet peace within.

This images is an ode to sitting meditation. The gulls here seem to have the right. idea

Monday, December 6, 2010

north county..

missing being out there... here cold, gusty sideshore and flat for what seems like forever...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

mood enhancer

Finally got wet friday afternoon. very small but perfect shape. able to pick off a bunch on the simster.... its amazing what a little surfing will do for the mood!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

On Sale at Drift...

Holiday sale at Drift for Salt Stained Eyes prints...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Empire State Studio's Annual Group Photo Show

"Another Photo Show"
Time for Empire State Studio's annual photography group show. You all know the deal, spread the word then come down on December 4th at 7pm to check out some awesome photography and have a few cocktails...Empire State Studio. 222 Merrick Road Oceanside NY

I'll be showing some images along with a host of good photogs, come on down if you are around

Here's a link to the event on Facebook...!/event.php?eid=172349186124986