Monday, October 31, 2011

Headed Up To The Local Castle

A couple days ago we were in Kanazawa, Japan for one of the many amazing movie tour stops on this years Japanese tour...We got up early and got a chance to check out the Kanazawa castle and garden...Pretty amazing to say the least

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Jussi began the day airing the grass hip at the base of the castle wall. The bad ass rental bike from our hotel didn't hold up and the tire was flat instantly.

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The castle which was built in the 1300's was in perfect shape.....Ikea was nowhere in site

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The garden which was across the street from the castle was one of the most famous in Japan. Unfortunately, we didn't have a ton of time to check it out. But what we saw was pretty all time.

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Ivar liked his rental bike as well and was glad his tire wasn't as flat as Jussi's

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Media Frenzy

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Its been an all out battle to get the shot on this trip!

Getting In A Quick Session

You never know when you're gonna have a second

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Straight from baggage claim to the train station.

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Or while walking into the premier

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Leg Stretch

Yesterday Mikkel had the bus pull over so he could stretch his legs after a busy tour day in Japan

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Perfectly executed 360 flip yoga

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Back At It

The crew just got to Japan for a few more movie tour stops...Everyone is super excited to be here and other than the little rain should be a super good time!

Friday, October 21, 2011

A Quick Push

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After waiting for an hour for a cop to get off this bridge Jeremy and I were able to shoot this shot...scary part was- he could see the cars coming, i couldn't.

Thanks for the push Jer....Vancouver, BC

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Its Not Over

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Heading to Japan for some more movie tour madness. Can't wait and hopefully have some good blogs from the trip!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

That Looks Familiar

On the drive back from Montreal to Burlington, VT, I was hoping snap a pick of this old farm house that I took a photo of 5 years ago...

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I found it

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Looked a lot different 5 years ago

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I also found this barn...The colors in Souther Quebec at this time of the year are amazing!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Friday Night Bikes

Lately we have been going on some really good night rides around North County

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Definitely isn't the smartest idea but none the less fun

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Justin mounted his 5d to his sissy bar the other night and snapped off a couple shots. Can't wait till the next mission

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sounds About Right

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Do the world a favor, buy a skateboard instead;)

Found This Gem

I asked Blotto to hold the cam for me while I went to grab the iPod for last weeks iPod battle in Montreal and this is what I find on the memory card the next day.

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Blotto lost his finger in a tragic rollerblading accident and he still forgets its missing from time to time:)

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Moss Bank

While shooting this other photo idea last week in Vancouver, Jeremy and I noticed we weren't shooting the right thing. Glowing in the afternoon light was a asphalt bank covered in moss that was waiting for a photo.

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Upon getting to the bank we quickly realized it was about as rough as it could possibly get. And you had the dodge the possible syringes and used condoms that seemed to be everywhere...Jeremy wished he had some 60mm wheels for this spot

Monday, October 10, 2011

Cole Trickle

Going to K1 doesn't suck....Simmers was focused


Movie Touring

The crew has been on the US and Canadian portion of the Standing Sideways movie tour this week. New city each day...Its been super fun and we've had a chance to skate quite a bit....Marc Berardi, our Northwest rep had this amazing ramp in his showroom in Seattle.

Jeremy decided he might as well keep his bag tag on his skate since we were boarding a plane again a few hours after this session in Seattle.

Jussi hadn't done nose blunts in years and then did 3 in a row...perfect.

After the session Sollors decided he needed a new car for the drive home

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Day After

Its always fun waking up after a wedding and seeing the condition of all of your friends....Everyone stepped outside to enjoy some morning sun and watch some golf...

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Pierre was in rare form and I think he was bummed the party was over.

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Stephen was mad that Robbie had the cig for the photo and asked him for it back...way to look bad ass Stephen;)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Northwest Weddings Part 1

This last weekend was one to remember...Corey and Amber invited us up to Washington for their wedding. It had been a while since this crew was back together and it made everyone realize how much we don't get to hang out that much anymore....I had a hard time with how I wanted to structure this blog post but lets just start out with why we were all 2 hours outside of Seattle in the 1st place...

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To hang with the bride and the groom- passing the mic back and forth....I need to ask Corey what song they were singing at this point of the night...Oh Yea, "Bust A Move", by Young MC... classic and unforgettable

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Its so great to see old friends...I've spent good amounts of time with both of these dudes..Pierre Minhondo and Stephen Duke

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Blotto and his girlfriend Ramzi were in town for the wedding too and both looked stunning. Cell phone reception wasn't the best so they had to use the throwback telephone:)

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We were all sad when it was over, including Corey.

Its always fun to see the guys that you spend so much of your life with all dressed up. Luckily we are in a profession where we don't have to wear suits everyday and its still super special to get all decked out:)


Spent a couple really good days at Smashbox studios in LA last week...We shot the JohnJ, welcome to the team video there as well as a couple other new items for the upcoming season..

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It's super fun to work in a studio like this, the super model audition in the studio next door helped too)

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Stump Forest

On the way up to meet the crew at Corey Koniniec's wedding this weekend Robbie and decided to take a little detour after passing this super crazy looking forest of stumps. After a couple dirt roads and wrong turns we found out exactly where we wanted to go.

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Most of the year these old trees are part of the lake. Since the reservoir is pretty close to empty at this time of year they are out in the open and accepting photo opportunites

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Since no supermodels were present Robbie had to suffice..

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This was my favorite stump of the bunch and hopefully in 200 years wont become another stump.

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Alot of times I see things while driving down the road and wish I had the time to stop...Its nice when you actually pull over and it works out