Once in a while a sweet dream gig lands in your lap. The type of job you've strived to be in position for your whole career. The type of job that requires super specialised gear and technique. This week's Barkers X Surfline job was exactly that.
The brief was perfect, shoot Roger Hall and the rest of the Surfline team from the water. The goal was to get a variety of images, both surfing and others of the new summer range of board-shorts. Simple, show the boardies in their natural environment, being used for surfing.
I love shooting longboarding, especially from the water. And the chance to hang out with Roger and the rest of the crew. Well, needless to say Barker's Marketing Manager Paul Biddle didn't have a ask twice.
I can't share the the real gold of the shoot with you just yet. Barkers is going to use the A's in their marketing and print. But Roger and I snuck out the evening before for a cheeky warm up session.
Last night was the opening for Richard Hodder's new exhibition 'Four Corners Of Mexico' . The exhibition is on until the end of next week so if you didn't make it along to the Allpress Studio [8 Drake St, Auckland CBD], you've still got time. It's well worth your trouble.
The Big Little Beach Book
Distribution is trucking along for the book. All the pre-orders are out [thanks guys for your lovely feedback-stoked!!!] And the shops are starting to get it out on display. What, you can't find it yet? Well the inter web shop is open all day every day HERE