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



In September I helped film a short segment for GQ's short video "The Anointed Ones: The Future Athletic Greats". The video highlights ten of the most talented, up-and-coming athletes like Odell Beckham Jr. and Simone Biles. 

I had the opportunity to film with World Champion surfer, John John Florence (1:25 mark). To see the full article in print, pick up the November 2017 issue of GQ. 


Andy Davis, just opened his new solo show, EYE YI YI, at Trancas Country Market in Malibu, CA. The show features new, original paintings, limited edition prints, installations, and new products designed by Andy.

EYE YI YI will be running from May 26th - July 1st, 2017 (12pm–7pm) at Trancas Country Market ~ 30745 P.C.H BLDG. B Malibu, CA 90265.

For more about EYE YI YI and what Andy's up to visit:


Earlier this month I spent two weeks on the road with Oakland based band, Babewatch, as they traveled to SXSW 2017 in Austin, Texas. On the way to Austin, Babewatch played shows in Los Angeles and Tucson, AZ.

SXSW was an eventful and exciting experience. All week long the city was packed to the brim with musicians, artists, celebrities, and visitors taking in the event's bountiful film screenings, conferences, and live shows. Babewatch played a handful of shows throughout the city and they finished off the week in San Antonio at Burger Records' Hangover Fest. 

The "SXSW : VIGNETTES" below give a glimpse into the everyday happenings at SXSW 2017. 





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:


I've made the trek out to Joshua Tree a handful of times since the summer of 2014 and every trip has outshined the one preceding it. My most recent jaunt was last week for the 2nd Annual Desert & Denim Trade Show put on by Juniper Ridge

Located at the Mojave Sands Motel, Desert & Denim brought a plethora of colorful brands together to showcase their wares. As assortments of intriguing individuals from all walks of life toured the vendors booths, it produced an atmosphere unlike anything I've ever been a part of. The combination of music, art, clothing, and creative humans commingling together with the Mojave Desert as the background made for an eventful two days. 

Juniper Ridge has coined Desert & Denim as "The World's Premier Renegade Trade Show" and I couldn't agree more. It surpassed my expectations and it was the most fulfilling experience I've had at a trade show. I can't wait to head out again next year. 

For more about Desert & Denim visit:


Local surfboard shaper, Josh Oldenburg, recently stopped by Aloha Beach Club and dropped off a fresh, quiver of surfboards that he made with Japanese shaper, Kenji Kono. 

Earlier this summer Josh invited Kenji to visit and shape a collection of surfboards at his new, shop in San Diego. Although this wasn't their first shaping exchange (Josh shaped a collection of boards at Kenji's shop in Japan last year), the entire process was documented for a four-page feature in the newest issue of Japanese surf magazine, Blue. 

I put together this short film, that documents the shaping process from start to finish, for Josh and Kenji. Make sure to stop by Aloha Beach Club, in North Park, to check out these classic shapes. 

To see more of Josh's boards visitJosh Oldenburg Surfboards 

To see more of Kenji's boards visitSurf ID

Dispatch: Use Your Words -- An Urban Typography Book.

My good friend, Shea Sjoberg, made a rad, mixed media book entitled, Use Your Words: An Urban Typography Book. It features Shea's photography and some of his paintings. Shea is a graphic designer based in San Francisco and he specializes in logo and website design. This is a short video that I put together to showcase Use Your Words. Enjoy. 

For more of Shea's work visit:

Thumbnails: Episode Five // Chad Kaimanu Jackson.

Chad Kaimanu Jackson was born and raised in a small coastal town in Central California. He began surfing at a young age and by college he was traveling and surfing for multiple sponsors. Chad is well known for being a big wave pioneer and for surfing remote spots along the California coast.

Five years ago, Chad began shaping sustainable surfboards out of agave wood. He credits his father and Hawaiian lineage for the inspiration to create alternative surfboards that utilize non-toxic materials and function comparable to conventional toxic polyurethane foam surfboards. Chad's describes his unique surfboards as "functional pieces of art" and his meticulous shaping process is evidence of that.

To check out more of Chad's surfboards visit:

Music by: Jake Rosen & Kevin Skelly.

Special thanks to Ryan Miller for the last minute help. 

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:

Thumbnails: Episode Two // Justin "Scrappers" Morrison.

Justin "Scrappers" Morrison is an artist and the founder of Stay Wild Magazine. Stay Wild Magazine is a free adventure magazine that Scrappers and his wife, Amy, run out of their creative workshop, Action, based in Portland, Oregon.

Scrappers' love of the outdoors and art is what makes Stay Wild such a unique and interesting quarterly publication. In the second episode of Thumbnails, Scrappers discusses why he started Stay Wild a year ago. 

To find retailers that carry Stay Wild Magazine near you visit: & follow them on Instagram at .

For more about Scrappers and his artwork visit:


Earlier this year I decided I wanted to make a collection of short films about inspirational people in my community who make really unique work. While in Hawai'i two months ago, I had the opportunity to meet freelance photographer, Lenny Kāholo. After spending a day at his home studio, I knew he was the perfect person to showcase in my first episode of Thumbnails.

Lenny is a wizard when it comes to analog and wet plate photography. Wet plate photography is a tedious and time intensive process that requires a great deal of patience. Here is a brief look into the inner workings of wet plate photography during a portrait session with Lenny and John Hook.

For more of Lenny’s work visit: & his Instagram