Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Come out to the Surfrider benefit art auction/happening this Thurs 9/15 @ 8PM at the Bowery Hotel. Lots of surfy art and boards as well as music , films, and drinks....The event is being hosted by Kassia Meador and Mikey Detemple .. I was asked to submit several pieces for the auction...check it here for more details: SURFRIDER

Thursday, August 25, 2011


this weekend should be interesting............ i wonder how its gonna be

Monday, August 22, 2011


I snapped this one early pre-dawn morning in Oceanside.......I loved the Robert Frank feel to this morning had... I always love to go back to "The Americans".... The volume illustrates better than any history book could the post world war II undercurrent of america....

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

who is the alpha?

cardiff by the sea, right near patagonia.....pups leads boy, boy leads parents.....classic!! kid was so stoked to have a pup!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

no rust buckets here

such awesome cars in salt on the roads, snow and extreme conditions to rust them out i guess

Monday, August 15, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Venice Skater

I am really new to the skateboard shooting thing. not sure what works in an image but i was totally trippin on this guys skills in the bowl/pool. very fun to watch and attempt to shoot...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

i was one of those guys..

image from my brief trip to LA last month. Yes i was one of those cheesey tourists riding on the top of a double decker bus!!! only i had a camera wrapped in duct tape as opposed to some tripped out digital image grabbers...

Monday, August 8, 2011

Venice Beach Skate Park

Here is a happy accident from the Venice Beach Skate Park.. what a killer bowl park!!!

Deer Tick Benefit at Mulcahy's in Wantagh Wed 8/10 sponsored by he Tommy Brull Foundation ...7PM come out if you can

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tommy Brull Foundation Presents A Benefit Concert with Deer Tick

Open invite to all.

Please come join me at The Tommy Brull Foundation "Shine A Light Music Festival Featuring special guest Deer Tick"

The Show is scheduled for August 10th 7PM til 12AM at Mulcahy's in Wantagh NY. Mulcahy's is literally steps from the Long Island Railroad Wantagh Stop for all you Brooklyn and Manhattan people. Tickets are $30.00 in advance $35.00 day of event. Deer Tick have been featured in Taylor Steele's Castles in the Sand and the band has been featured on the David Letterman show-- in short THEY ROCK!!!

Specific info on the event can be found at:

The Tommy Brull Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non for profit group that my family founded to assist those in need in our community. The hope is that the foundation keeps the spirit of my brother Tom alive despite his physical body being passed on.

All proceeds from this Tommy Brull Foundation Event will go to the Camp Anchor Building Fund. Camp Anchor is a recreation program for significantly mentally, physically and emotionally challenged children and adolescents in Nassau County. There main location is Lido Beach NY and they are constructing a building to house their winter programs in>> A well worthwhile endeavor!!1

On another note- sorry for the slacker approach to the blog. I just got back from 2 weeks in north county SD. Hopefully i have some decent images to post up but i had some major lo-fi technical issues so i am keeping my fingers crossed. I did get to spend a wonderful evening with Cher and Steve Pendarvis and I am hoping some images came from my time with them...Great people for sure!!!

Please come out to support the benefit if you are around!! many Thanks

Friday, July 8, 2011

synergy.. i guess

check out shipworm from molluskny rocking a channel island thruster complete with unSound surf sticker...he seems to have enjoyed himself!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Dog Days of Summer

Here is the new addition to the Brull household. Shane Mac is an 8 weeks old yellow lab. Whew, what an adjustment but he is quickly establishing himself in the line- up here at home. My man can nap with the best of us!! Avery is absolutely in love with her pup!!

Sorry for the lack of updates... been shooting a little as of late so hopeful more surfy stuff to come... getting psyched for the yearly jaunt out to north county San Diego... hopefully my less that quick surfing reflexes will come back before i come back to the NY endless bummer...

Friday, June 24, 2011

Dinosaur Jr - I don't wanna go there

I got to catch these guys for the first time last night..... pretty amazing to ears are still feeling the fuzz!!!!

really cool to see henry rollins buck down an person in the crowd after the guy decided to throw his boots at rollins....

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Gibson es 335.... so sweeeeet!!! unmatched tone and neverending sustain!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

summers approaching ...

soon i will be on vacation which will bring on regular dawnies.. hoping to re-establish a pattern of shooting...........

Saturday, June 4, 2011

my new whip..

I know this blog is supposed to be about surfing and my crappy snaps... but had to share this new addition to the quiver.... its an early 80's epiphone sheraton made in Japan... she's getting a bit of an overhaul/setup but should be ready by monday...this winter/spring weather pattern of serious flatness has re-stimulated another interest of mine..playing..errrr.. i mean hacking away on guitars...this girl should sing!!!!

I hope to start shooting crappy snaps again soon....

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

lo-fi garcia

what else can i say.......two of my favorite things...lo-fi photography and garcia and the wall of sound...

Friday, April 29, 2011

Unsound Art Auction and the Tommy Brull Foundation

Unsound Surf in Long Beach NY is sponsoring their second annual Benefit Art Auction. Proceeds from the auction will support the Tommy Brull Foundation and the JDF. The Tommy Brull Foundation is a non-profit foundation that aims to provide support for individual with mental, physical or emotional challanges living on Long Island. The Foundation was started as a way to memorialize my deceased brother Tommy Brull

Killer art work from a vast array of east coast artists and yours truly will be donated

Check the foundation's website for more info:


Neil's rig.. about as cool as it gets, ragged, old and full of fuzzy tone

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

dual fin mini, anyone?

looking for a joe bauguess dual fin mini-simmons in the 5'5- 5'7 range.. if anyone has one hit me up...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

one of those days

got in this morning for a little while- weak high tide lines, clean but way to peaky with short interval. still good to paddle.... hoping this week shapes up a bit being on vacation and all....

Monday, April 11, 2011


I havent heard much about this year's New York Fish Fry(e)..

Friday, April 1, 2011

april fools day nor'easter

surf's up and i am at work- wind will switch to side shore when i am off--- a cruel april fools joke i suppose

Monday, March 28, 2011


three days of surfing this week...i actually am starting to feel if this is something i do...... now i gotta get back to snappin some salt stains.

Friday, March 25, 2011

back in the groove

well its been a while since i got two sessions during the course of the work week. out last night for a few hours on the simster. good to be back to the beach shaking the rust off

Thursday, March 24, 2011


well i finally got in the water for an hour and half on tues afternoon- small but clean low tide waves. first time wet in about 3-4 weeks. It felt great as i was starting to lose motivation. hoping to get in again after work today. looks like some fun little ones to be had. hopefully the wind stays offshore

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wilco - Impossible Germany - Lowlands 2009

nels going insane... tweedy is about the best song writer to come along in the last quarter century

Thursday, March 17, 2011

your own private idaho

as crowded as the line-up can become, surfing is still such a personal endeavor..

Friday, March 11, 2011

smile machine....

three fin simster- 5'8".. .nothin left to do but smile, smile, smile

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hip-storical Landmark- Birth place of "On the Road"

a little polaroid image of my wandering's yesterday..

The Chelsea Hotel was between 1883 and 1885. At time of its construction it was the tallest building in New York. It was designed by the firm of Hubert, Pirsson & Company in a style that has been described variously as Queen Anne Revival and Victorian Gothic.[5] Among its distinctive features are the delicate, flower-ornamented iron balconies on its facade, which were constructed by J.B. and J.M Cornell[3][5] and its grand staircase, which extends upward twelve floors.

Notable residents - a whose who in the creative world:

During its lifetime Hotel Chelsea has provided a home to many great writers and thinkers including Mark Twain, O. Henry, Herbert Huncke,Dylan Thomas, Arthur C. Clarke, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Leonard Cohen, Arthur Miller, Quentin Tennessee Williams, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac (who wrote On the Road there), Robert Hunter, Jean-Paul Sartre, Thomas Wolfe, Charles Bukowski. Dylan Thomas collapsed in Room 205 at the Chelsea on November 9, 1953, and died a few days later in hospital.[9]

Much of Hotel Chelsea's history has been colored by the musicians who have resided or visited there. Some of the most prominent names include The Grateful Dead, Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Jeff Beck, Chick Corea, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Thunders, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Sid Vicious, Abdullah Ibrahim/Sathima Bea Benjamin, and Leonard Cohen.

Visual artists
The hotel has featured and collected the work of the many visual artists who have passed through. Philip Taaffe, Ralph Gibson, Robert Mapplethorpe, Peggy Biderman, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Robert Crumb, Jasper Johns, Edie Sedgwick, Claes Oldenburg, Vali Myers, Donald Baechler, Herbert Gentry, Willem De Kooning, Lynne Drexler and Henri Cartier-Bresson have all spent time at Hotel Chelsea.

Painter & ethnomusicologist Harry Everett Smith lived and died at the Chelsea in Room 328. The painter Alphaeus Philemon Cole lived there for 35 years until his death in 1988 at age 112, when he was the oldest living man.[11] Bohemian abstract and Pop art painter Susan Olmetti creates paintings outside on the sidewalk during her frequent summer residencies at the hotel.

Friday, March 4, 2011

lookin for the right.

Here is Joe, another regular footer in the land of the left. Joe and i always seem to end up at the same peak, both looking to pick off the rare right that rolls thru..

Thursday, March 3, 2011

surf check lenny....

Lenny is the most reliable surf reporter that i have known. His first light report texts are terse and to the point, "waist- light wind... going". "ankle high..on shore... going".. Seems like the word, "..going" is always in the text despite the conditions. this guy loves surfing.