Friday, February 27, 2009

Tom Curren

Shot I took of Tom Curren a few years back.  Tom is paddling out at Pipeline on the North Shore.  It was huge that day and Curren was owning it. Pretty much out there by himself.  I think there might have been one or two other guys out at that time.  It was amazing to watch him surf it with so much style.

Random Photos

Shot these photos last year down in LA and Olvera Street.
This is on the wall in Olvera Street that I saw.

I was down shooting in the LA Art District and this homeless guy comes along.  He didn't ask for any money but wanted to sing a song for us.  He told us that he used to be a blues singer so he sang us a song.  While he was doing that I snapped this shot of him.  Gave him some money and off he went.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

New Death Machine Stuff

Support my friend over at Death Machine.  Buy some of his new stuff.  Go here to his online store.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

James Geirman Rigid

I shot this bike a few months back.  Will work on getting the specs on the bike and post it with more photos.


On my way to Watsonville, Ca I passed through "The Artichoke Center Of The World."

Monday, February 23, 2009

Mucho Gracias

A big thank you to Andrew for being around and helping out with the photoshoot this past weekend.  I really appreciate your help so I could get the shots that I needed.  
New Joyrides Showcase coming soon.  Stay tuned.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Los Boulevardos Blog

Check out their blog.  I shot Eryk Frias' 53 Olds a little while back down in Burbank.  Check out the photos here. 

Surfboard Art

I drew a picture onto my buddy, Greg Browning's (Ex-pro Surfer, now film guy.  Greg films and directs the "Drive Thru Series" on Fuel TV) new surf board he got through Cheyne Magnusson (pro surfer.) Greg is a Star Wars fanatic so I came up with a Darth Maul skull interpretation type deal.  All I got to do is seal it with a clear coat and give it to him on Monday.
The original sketch I came up with.
Then I layed in the face and worked my way out.  I really don't know what I'm doing and kinda of learning as I go when I work with the paint pens.  The paint pens are the "Posca Pens" that I picked up in Japan when I was down there little over a year ago.
The finished face.  I screwed up the side by the face so all you gotta do is wet the paint and it wipes right off.  So I was able to fix my mistakes.

The finished product. It's fun to go back to my roots of where I started.  Just drawing and coloring.  I haven't done much of that in years since I focused more on graphic design and computers and then into photography.  

Dive N Surf Photoshoot

Did a photoshoot the other day for Dive N Surf in Redondo Beach, Ca for some upcoming ads in the local publications.  Here are a few from that day.  Off for a little road trip with the family for the weekend.  Everybody have a good one.  See you on Monday.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Got the specs from Barry the other night on this CFL that he built.  West Coast Choppers CFL 4" up frame, Storz Performance 49 mm forks, S&S 96" inch motor with IST ignition, PM foot controls, PM Domino Wheels and Brakes, ISR hand controls with hydraulic clutch from Sweden, Baker 6-speed, BDL primary, Top Shelf Customs taillight, custom stainless steel pipes with machined end caps by Top Shelf Customs, Paint by Color Zone with the pinstriping and hand lettered logo done by Bob Iverson, WCC seat pan and rear fender.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

Top Shelf Customs Photoshoot

Went down to Santa Monica Airport yesterday with Barry LaCour to go shoot one of the CFL's he built for a customer.  The customer, Vic, collects bikes and has 2 hanger full of various motorcycles and a helicopter.  So anyways these are shots I took for Top Shelf's website.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Photo God-4

Hidden Treasure.  Worked with him for awhile and opened my eyes to new things.  Andrew Sarneki of Hippy Tree.  Feel the love here.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Photo Goddess_3

She's so good it's not even fair. Go here to be amazed.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Photo Gods-2

Estevan Oriol. Who isn't influenced by him?  Check it here.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

R.I.P. Jeremy Lusk

Photo Gods

David Perry. One of my heros that I find influence from. Check out his work here.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Color Abberations

Had color abberation problems with photos in high contrast areas.  Almost always in the chrome areas.  Been trying to figure out the easiest way to correct it.  Well today while on lunch break I went to Barnes & Noble just to check out the mag section.  I stumbled across a photoshop mag and low and behold it had my golden answer to my problem.  Thank god. Now I don't feel like a dork leaving those blemishes in the photos.

Anyways, shot a very cool wedding this weekend.  Very different from your traditional style weddings.  I'll see if I can get approval from the newly weds to post some of the shots.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Joyrides Art Co. Online Store

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A few shots from the GNRS 09 show a few weeks back.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Joyrides Art Co Myspace

Posted some new photos from past photoshoots in the "Photos" section of the Joyrides Art Company Myspace site. 

Helping Hand

Pac Man helping Tony kickstart the bike.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

DIve Training.

I spent the last few days photographing some of Body Glove's surf team riders as they go through the process of getting certified for diving.
Day 1 is classroom.  
Day 2 they go out to the pool and practice their underwater skills.
Part of the training they need to tread water for 10 mins and swim 16 laps.  
Here they are doing their skills test in the shallow end of the pool.
One of the test the instructor shuts the air off from the tank to show you how it feels when your out of air.
Dive Instructor: Scott Smith.  Scott also works with me at Body Glove.  He is the video and edit guy.  Great guy and fun to hang out with.
Here the class is ready to drop down the anchor line.  It was a perfect day for diving.  The weather was clear and little swell in the water which made for good visibility down below.
Scott Smith having the class perform their skills down at 40 feet.
After they do their skill tests Scott takes them on a little tour around the bottom of the ocean.
Mike Losness (Body Glove Team Pro Surfer) with his wife Ally.

The class swimming around through the kelp.  They had to 2 dives on Tuesday and another 2 on Wednesday.  Once they complete that then they are certified to go down to 60 feet.