Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Photo: Anya Chibis.
Here's proof that you don't need much a wave to go surfing. This photo was taken last Thursday at Long Beach.
Also wanted to say again that if you are going to be out in Montauk or the Hamptons this summer do not hesitate to email me for a private lesson. I might even go up there of my own free will because the waves are fun and the city is too hot, and will therefore already be available to help you out whether it you are just beginning or are an intermediate working on positioning, turning, and reading lineups. Oh yeah and I'll be out of town in California from July 25-August 8. I am going to attempt to head out east a few times in the last few weeks of August too. Shoot a line!
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Posting for the sake of posting. The intense heat of the New York summer has firmly taken root. Today is my first day of rest in about 6 or 7. I just spent the last 3 waking up before 6am (as early as 3:30am in one case). My sister-in-law and amazing photographer, Anya Chibis, has been in town for the past four days and we've done a total of three photo shoots. I have styled for and mugged in two previous photo shoots with Anya, so this was our third stab at it. The purpose is mostly artistic—to collaborate on something that both of us can use—but also professional—she to show that she keeps putting out fresh work in the lifestyle/fashion photography arena—and I for my blogs, surf lessons, and any potential work of various sorts in the fashion industry (styling, consulting, designing, and what the heck, even muggin' if the price is right). Some of the highlights and b-sides will be aired here and on my other blog: http://burningfromtheinside.tumblr.com. We did a little surf stretching sequence, so that I can share with all of those beginning seekers of surf stoke how to properly warm up and prepare for a life dedicated to wave sliding. In that vein, I am still around for lessons and can teach out east if desired or required. The re-branding of the surf school and possible T-shirt project is still on the board and being sketched out. If anyone wants to take a stab at helping me create a new blog/website in exchange for lessons please do not hesitate to send a message.