What really goes on on one of our photo shoots… Enjoy!
Known around the world, Pipeline in Hawaii is home to some of the largest and deadliest waves in the world.
Almost every day of the year surfers from around the globe head to Pipeline to try their hand at conquering this infamous break.
Many, many films and documentaries have been shot at Pipeline, but none quite like this.
Using a GoPro camera and a DJI Phantom quadcopter, aerial photographer Eric Sterman has captured some of the world’s top surfers taming these massive waves.
The result is a truly breathtaking video from a perspective which used to be impossible for filmmakers to achieve without hiring a helicopter.
Even if you’re not a surfer, these few minutes will awe and inspire.
Today we’re introducing a very talented friend of ours – Ashleigh Mannix. The video below will serve as a great introduction to her. We had the opportunity late last year to spend the day with Ash at home and record ‘His Harmonica’ live with Ash on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Ash isn’t a cookie cutter artist, not fussed with fads rather taken with being grounded and down to earth.
A singer songwriter with a soulful stirring voice that will reach in and grab your attention and have you craving more and all backed up with lyrics that belie her years. Her stories of life, love and loss are artfully woven together, and often have you thinking through your own.
We’ve been friends with Ash for the better part of 10 years, and seen her grow and change through styles, genre changes and a myriad of tours across the country – both solo and with a band. What I really appreciate is her dedication to her art. She’s persevered and sang her way through countless pubs, festivals and RSL clubs all throughout Australia, Japan and the USA and all working towards this latest EP.
Once you’ve started humming, it’s very hard to stop humming to the soulful sounds of her songs, and quite lucky for us she’s just released a new EP titled From the mountains.
‘From The Mountains’ shows her growth and sheer talent in an 8 track album which is sure to delight and serve as a fantastic introduction to her music. You can listen below and also on iTunes.
Her new music video “Devil in my hometown” has just been released along with the EP.
Ashleigh is currently touring Australia, just check here for dates near you.
Ash also documents her inspiration and travels on her blog Patchwork Shenanigans.
(shot by Jeremy Somers, 2012 in Africa)
National geographic has created a beautiful website to explore the Serengetti Lions.
This is fantastic!
Our friends over at Cinematique have worked with us to MTE our Discovery video. What’s MTE you ask? Standing for Motion Touch Enabled, MTE allows you to select and buy products you see in the video – IN the video. You can give it a go with our campaign video above – just click anything you like and see what happens. We love the technology and are super excited to be working with Cinematique on their launches.
…we’d all be running around banging pterodactyls over the head with clubs. But judging from Suzy Menkes’ article, “The Circus of Fashion,” it would seem some people miss chasing after flying dinosaurs.
Menkes talks about how fashion should only be for the cool kids, arguing “If fashion is for everybody, is it fashion?” Then a bunch of people get mad. And then Tim Blanks reminisces about the good old days, interestingly linking our hunger for glamour and celebrity to economic bad times:
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Dove’s running a nifty new ad campaign called “Real Beauty Sketches” where they use a police sketch artist to compare a woman’s take on her looks with a stranger’s take. Regardless of our shape or size, skin colour or age, I guess we’re all real women; we hate our noses, think our knees are fat, wish those smile lines around our mouths would quit getting deeper.
Even though our inner critic holds up the most unflattering mirror, it’s a comfort to think that others see a different, much more pleasant reflection.
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Our fave song of the week: Thicke – Blurred Lines Feat. Pharell & T.I.
The clip is great too and… well.. there’s a much much more NSFW version below…
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What if money was no object?