Surf

We’re intrigued by the overcast, introspective side of Ezekiel captured by 19-year-old photographer Michael Cukr for the California brand’s summer lookbook. (Reminds us of home here in Seattle—where it happens to be sunny and 70 today, by the way).

Read a Q&A with the photographer on Ezekiel’s site, and check out Cukr’s portfolio for much more.







Young Master: Diving further into Cukr’s body of work, we’re seriously digging everything from his intimate portraits to abstract surf shots. Check out a few favorites below, and more here.











 

SHOP: EZEKIEL | ALL SURF & SKATE

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Thomas Campbell is a soft-spoken guy with larger-than-life ideas. He grew up skating and surfing in California in the ’70s and ’80s, a scene in which, he says, exploring different forms of do-it-yourself creativity was second-nature—be it making music, taking photos, drawing graffiti, or writing a ‘zine.

Campbell parlayed the creative ethos of his youth into a full-time career—or, more accurately, a self-sustaining lifestyle. He lives in Santa Cruz, travels the world, meets interesting people, and “makes stuff.” His artistic output ranges from sculptures to films to paintings—to the the swim trunks and T-shirt below, made in collaboration with California surf and skate brand Element.

Campbell—who was profiled alongside other likeminded, DIY, oddball geniuses like Shepard Fairey and Harmony Korine in the 2008 documentary Beautiful Losers—has also put out three surf films, which are widely revered for their break from the aggro, adrenaline-rush intensity of “extreme sports” in favor of a more meditative, nostalgic homage to surf culture. Beautifully photographed at locations spanning the globe, these excerpts from Thomas Campbell’s Sprout (2004) and The Present (2009) should offer a welcome respite from your Monday-afternoon malaise:




 

SHOP: ELEMENT | ALL SURF & SKATE
 
 

[First video via Element; surf-film excerpts © Thomas Campbell and Woodshed Films, via YouTube. Individuals featured do not endorse Nordstrom.]

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