Short FIlm


Last month, I directed, filmed, and edited this short film about Oahu based photographer, John Hook, for Banks Journal. John and Banks Journal collaborated on a limited run of photo tees that feature photographs shot by John while wandering through Waikiki, Oahu.  

To check out the tees and see more of John's photographs, click here



Last month, I was invited to visit Tofino, British Columbia, Canada to document the Vans Duct Tape Festival for Stay Wild Magazine. The trip coincided with the release of Vans' new UltraRange shoe designed by their team rider Patrick Gudauskas. 

I filmed and edited a short highlight video from the trip, as well as put together a short story for Stay Wild's Summer 2017 issue entitled, Invited North. To check out more photos from the trip and read the full story visit: or purchase the summer issue at a local shop near you




Last month I headed out to Palm Desert with Aloha Beach Club to celebrate the release of What Youth: Issue Fifteen. As we pulled into the familiar ACE Hotel parking lot, the warm, desert air welcomed us with a tight squeeze and immediately led us to the glistening pool for an evening dip. 

After trekking all day through the Arizona desert, our good friends, Matt Bruening and Brennen Cunningham, met us poolside before we all headed to the private pool at The Commune for the release party. What Youth pulled out all the stops for the event. Los Angeles based punk band, The Paranoyds, kicked off the night with an unreal set before the back-to-back screenings of Everything's Wrong But In The Right Place and Dion Agius' new film, The smiling bag. All in all the night served as a great (unofficial) farewell to summer.

For more photos visit: ALOHA BEACH CLUB ~ FIELD TRIP


Aloha Beach Club and Olive + Oliver present the Interisland Trading Post, an annual marketplace focused on well made goods and the Hawaiian based designers and curators behind them. The inaugural Interisland Trading Post was a curated, open to the public marketplace for makers and craftsmen to showcase and sell ethically and excellently manufactured products with a purpose.

The initial event was geared around building a community of creatively driven young professionals in Honolulu amongst attendees and exhibitors, while instituting Hawaii as a cultural hub for tastemakers within the fashion and apparel industries.

For more about Interisland Trading Post visit:


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:


Heavily influenced by functional attire of the past, our inspiration for the Gates vest comes from the desire to reinterpret the classic photojournalist vest. We wanted to keep the functional elements of this safari staple while slimming and lengthening the body. The result is a lightweight garment featuring 4 front pockets designed to keep all your travel essentials where you can easily find them.

The Gates is made in Hawaii from a water resistant cotton polyester poplin and field tested during hikes through the Ko’olau mountain range and impromptu escapades to some of Baja’s lesser known surf locales.


Four Pocket Travel Vest - Tailored Slim - Available in: Sand/Natural & Military Green

Fabric Content: 5.46 oz Poplin - 45% Cotton / 65% Poly

Trim: Metal Zippers and Coconut Buttons

For more about the Gates Photojournalist Vest visit:


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

Dispatch: Island Fin Design.

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to tour and document the Island Fin Design facilities on the North Shore of Oahu. The Island Fin compound is nestled in a tight knit community of warehouses where historic surfboard builders manufacture boards for the world's best surfers. Island Fin has called the Sugar Mill home for decades now and this short film just barely scratches the surface on the company's history and the man behind the fins, Steve Mock

"Island Fin Design was established on the North Shore of Oahu in 1979 by surfer and craftsman Steve Mock. Since then he has continued to work with many of Hawaii’s legendary board builders and professional surfers. Each of our fins are handmade on the North Shore at our factory in the Old Waialua Sugar Mill. Island Fin Design has become Hawaii’s premier fin supplier, providing a quality product for optimal performance, aesthetic superiority and durability. At Island Fin Design we believe in quality craftsmanship, making things the right way, and taking a classic approach to template and color work trends. Combining these standards with our industry knowledge, we're proud to offer you the best possible fin to suit your style and ride." - Island Fin Design. 

For more about Island Fin Design visit:

Dispatch: Dear Darling Calligraphy & Co.

My good friend Suzy Lee owns a calligraphy business called, Dear Darling Calligraphy & Co. She specializes in unique, commissioned pieces like this wall mural for a baby nursery. She painted this piece in just under four days and it turned out amazing. 

"Words are only words, but the change they can affect, and the hope they can cultivate is powerful. Words have undoubtedly altered the course of many lives, and I can certainly testify of that in my own."
- Suzy Lee, founder of Dear Darling Calligraphy & Co. 

For more of Suzy's work visit: & follow her on Instagram at


I am currently working on a short film piece about local San Diego artist, Kelsey Brookes. Kelsey's scientific background is where he draws a great deal of his artwork's inspiration from. Later this month his work will be featured at Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton, NY. The show entitled, Plants of the Gods, consists of paintings based on hallucinogenic compounds used in indigenous ceremonies throughout the world. For more of Kelsey's work visit:

Stay tuned for an interview and glimpse into Kelsey's creative process in the coming weeks.