Archive for Folk

In Conversation with Matt Warshaw

Demi Taylor in conversation with Matt Warshaw, the world’s most knowledgable surf historian for Wavelength Magazine.  We talk bloody knees, Shane Dorian’s testicles, debunking myths and the importance of preserving surfing’s stories with surf culture’s apex gate keeper and founder of Encyclopedia of Surfing.   Why do you…

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I Knew Jack O’Neill – A Tribute

I Knew Jack O’Neill // Screen writing “Kudos to O’Neill for this masterpiece!” BEACHGRIT Jack O’Neill –  trail blazer, inventor of the wetsuit, is one of those cultural figures who manages to transgress boundaries, beyond the notion of brand to the heady realm of surfing pioneer….

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Ripple Effect: Moog

  Moog // Screen writing Bob Moog was a musical maverick and inventor of the ground breaking modular synthesiser – the Moog. Working with some of the most influential names in music, he created created a seismic shift in the sonic landscape building an instrument that…

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Ripple Effect: Juxtapoz

Juxtapoz // Screen writing Blending the essences of punk rock, psychedelics, hot rod culture and pulp comics, fine artist Robert Williams founded the “Low Brow” art movement, kick starting a creative revolution. (If you’re unfamiliar with Robert’s work, check it out HERE, the detail, backstory…

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Ripple Effect: Wired

We were delighted to be commissioned to tell the story of the emergence and subsequent impact of Wired Magazine, one of the 9 episodes we wrote for the award winning documentary series The Ripple Effect a Red Bull TV x Hamblin Imagery production. Wired founder Louis…

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Huck: Scotland’s North Shore

  You have to be made of sturdy stock to surf Scotland’s North Shore but those who went in first are the hardiest of them all. This is the story of those cold water pioneers by Chris Nelson for Huck Magazine. Extract below. ‘There are…

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Ripple Effect: Bob Hurley

Hurley – from backyard shaper to multi-million dollar brand // Screen writing. We were stoked to be commissioned to tell Bob Hurley’s inspiring story – one of the nine episodes we penned for the award winning series The Ripple Effect a Red Bull TV x…

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Taro Tamai – Life on a Leeward Slope

Words: Chris Nelson  // Images: Richie Hopson  Taro Tamai steals a glance out of his kitchen window, away to the east. The large wooden frame is filled by the towering presence of Mount Yotei, the snowcapped volcanic cone that dominates the Niseko area of Hokkaido. For a few…

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The Adjusters

Words: Chris Nelson Image: Demi Taylor Portugal, 2002 The voice is rich, well spoken – expat with southern Africa lilt. “So there I was, naked, and I turned around to see this Portuguese guy running off with my mini-malibu under his arm. So I grabbed my…

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Martin Jackson – Adventures in Lo-Fi

Images: Martin Jackson // Scroll below for image details – the names are almost as awesome as the watercraft themselves! Martin Jackson has the kind of stoke for waveriding that is infectious to be around. In a culture where creativity is increasingly funnelled down an…

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