During a recent trip to Mexico, Cliff Kapono tested out a new surfboard made of Varial foam that was shaped by Matty Raynor of Raynor Surfboards. The collaborative work between Varial & Raynor Surfboards is important because consumers are beginning to seek out more durable and sustainable surfboards. Cliff and Matty are currently putting together a short film that documents the overall value of using alternative surfboard materials while also exploring environmentally sound forms of production.

To learn more about Cliff Kapono & his current projects visit:


After a few days enjoying the fast paced rhythm of New York City, we boarded a bus to the Nation's Capital. We arrived in Washington D.C. just before sunset. The sweltering heat just outside of the Metro Station marked the beginning of a very common activity throughout our trip, sweating profusely. As we headed across town to pick up our new set of wheels for the remainder of the journey, the streets of D.C. remained buzzing after the Pride Festival held earlier in the day. By the time we loaded up the cherry red Ford E-350 (fittingly named, Rhonda, by her old owners) it was 3:00 am. We raced through the darkness to a rest stop in Northern Virginia where we both fell asleep as the sun rose. Three hours later we woke up drenched in sweat, disheveled, and feeling like we had been left in a convection oven overnight.

By the time we reached a Starbucks in Harrisonburg, VA the news about the events that transpired in Orlando began flooding the internet. It was extremely difficult to comprehend and understand why something so senseless could happen, as we sat surrounded by people going about their Sunday routine completely unaffected. It was hard to sit in silence behind my laptop watching the updates trickle in. We ended up driving all day until we reached Nashville, TN. Due to the Country Music Festival Nashville felt like a complete ghost town. The bars and streets were eerily empty as we slipped into a local diner for a midnight omelette. As we drove through downtown, the Seigenthaler Bridge was illuminated with the colors of a rainbow. It was a beautiful sight to witness. After a quick rinse at a local lake the next morning, we packed up Rhonda and hit the road with our sights set on Dallas, TX. 


I just restocked my assortment of prints. Currently, I have prints of these six photographs for sale at Aloha Beach Club in North Park, San Diego. Each print is 8" x 10", printed on light, single-weight Mat board, has a lustre finish and costs $40.00. I'm also selling sets of two prints (of your choosing) for $60.00. 

If you're interested in purchasing any of these prints you can either buy them in-store at Aloha Beach Club, online at, or you can purchase them through my online shop directly.  

I will also be selling custom prints if there are any images that you see on my site that you want printed. For any custom inquires please email me at : (

This custom 24" x 36" print was just sent to Florida.  


I made a small run of 8" x 10" Analogue Convergence prints for the Holidays. Each print is printed on light, single-weight mat board. They are priced at $40 each & $60 for a set of two. 

The prints are available in-store at Aloha Beach Club in North Park, San Diego and through an emailed request.  If you are interested in buying one online, please email me at:



Thumbnails is a collection of short films that focus on unique individuals, who have established careers based on their creative interests. Each film focuses on a person that I look up to or admire because of the unwavering dedication that they have for their craft.

The newest installment of Thumbnails is about Brooks Sterling, a lifestyle photographer and art director based out of North County San Diego. Brooks’ photography has a timeless aesthetic that stems from his keen eye and passion for shooting 35mm film. His timeless imagery captures the essence of surfing and skateboarding from a participatory perspective.

Thumbnails: Episode Six, explores Brooks’ creative process while shooting surf and skate sessions leading up to his most recent collaborative photo show, ROUTINE, at SAID Space. Throughout this episode, Brooks discusses why he chooses to shoot with analog cameras in order to capture meaningful moments on celluloid.

For more of Brooks’ work visit: and follow him on Instagram at

Sessions: Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

Earlier this month I ordered a new waterproof film camera to use during the copious amounts of time I spend in the water this time of year. My friends, Taylor & Eveline, came down to San Diego for a quick weekend jaunt and I snapped these photos of them with my new Minolta Weathermatic DL 35. The camera's lens versatility was its main selling point. You can switch between a 35mm and 50mm with the click of a button. 

This is the second roll I have developed and I cannot wait to log some more hours in the water with this bugger. 

Film: Kodak UltraMax 400