For those of you unfamiliar with 13th Witness, he is a young New Yorker, best known for his work capturing images via photography and video. 13th Witness, AKA Tim McGurr took his first trip to Australia to work on the New Balance x Gold Fields project which saw multiple creative processes unfold over a couple of perfect days of sunshine in Ballarat and Melbourne. The end result was the creation of a music video for the Gold Field’s song Holy No and an accompanying, behind-the-scenes documentary which also doubles as a video look-book for New Balance’s lifestyle heritage range, married in most scenes with clothing from Sydney label Vanishing Elephant.
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Conor Harrington’s graffiti is impressive on its own. But when you get the guy talking about its relationship with his Irish identity and sense of history it really takes on new dimensions. Filmmaker Andrew Telling recognized that there was more to this guy than sneakers and spray, so he followed him around with a camera for a few days and caught his thoughts as well as his work. The final film Black Herds Of The Rain stands as a good argument against graffiti as mindless vandalism.
Japanese artist Haroshi makes amazing pieces out of skateboards, and has amassed a pretty impressive following from all over the world doing so. The guys at Hyperbeast are some of his biggest fans and produced this short film about his collaboration with Keith Hugnagel and DLX. Haroshi made custom works representing each of the guys involved, and not only are they cool, but also the ultimate bro move.
Well summer is nearly over, so lets just take a moment to reflect of how awesome it is before we’re plunged back into months of grey drizzle and people talking about snowboarding all the time. Check out this clip of the biggest Teahupoo on record, caught by filmmaker Chri Bryan at last years Billabong pro. The surf that day was so dangerous the French Navy called for a double code red, making it illegal to enter the water. For the record, that didn’t stop anyone, including a handful of Australian surfers who had a go before breaking a few bones on the drop out. Because there is nothing more Australian than ignoring all reasonable warnings for a chance to do something cool and dangerous while making another country look like a bunch of little girls.
BIGGEST TEAHUPOO EVER from UnFuzzy on Vimeo.