"In early 2016, an injury that stopped me from surfing led me to picking up a camera. When I realised I couldn’t surf anymore, I sold my surfboard and used the money to buy a camera and suitable waterhousing. Initially, it was just a way to find a way to replace my hobby and maybe reconnect with the water. I didn’t expect it to spark a new passion that has become all but consuming. My loss ultimately became my gain. A new light to follow." - Jack Noel DavisRead More
Life’s got a funny way of deciding things for you.
You can sit there endlessly pondering next chapters with no catalyst to send you down one chute or the other, and then bam. You’re off. This is exactly what happened to Beren Hall, a friend who’s been on a voyage of self, and geographic discovery for the best part of a year. Last November, Beren and his fiancé split after seven years together. The life-map that “Bez” had loosely planned out in his head vanished. Instead of the preordained manner in which a male in his 30s is expected to behave post life-changing breakup—booze, drugs, dating inappropriately young women—Beren moved out, quit his job, sold the guts of what he owned, bought a Land Cruiser and took off around the country.Read More
When The King of Cool bombed through the streets of San Francisco in Bullitt, it unearthed in everyone a passion for the American muscle car. More specifically, it made us want a ’60s era Mustang in the worst way. That car, the ’68 Mustang Steve McQueen piloted in the film, was thought to be lost to time. Until now. Sean Kiernan, son of Robert Kiernan, who purchased the car decades ago, unveiled recently that his family has been sitting on the legendary Mustang for some time.Read More
Ryan Craig spent some time in Ireland with a crew of surfers, body boarders and surfer/body boarders recently. Locals Fergal Smith and Tom Gillespie challenge themselves on some of the heavy slabs along the Irish coastline on whatever craft will get them in the best spot, surf board, body board or just about anything else.Read More
Australian photographer Jason Charles Hill went on a life changing two-week trip through the Patagonian part of the Andes, capturing the natural beauty of the environment alongside a Mercedes-Benz G-Class. If these photos don't give you wanderlust, Kalum Ko's video certainly will. Check the photos and the video out below.Read More
Tyson Millar is a man of the people. You would think that a camera wielding man of his stature—complete with long flowing locks—would be intimidating to some. But there’s something about Tyson’s relaxed nature can get anyone to open up, no matter the culture or the situation.Read More
“This trip was for a film we’re working on with Ben Gulliver called Seawolf that’s based around colder locales, so we were looking for spots that fit that criteria. I like going to cold, out-of-the-way places anyway, because I’m used to it and they’re generally a lot less crowded. And the weather in Scotland just breeds a hearty kind of soul. The boys there are super welcoming and friendly, and you don’t hear anyone complaining about the cold. They just love to go out and have a few beers, and they get really excited when the waves are good — and the cold is just part of all that. I like to think Canadians are the same way.”Read More
Miguel Constantino is a jack-of-all-trades. He is a French-Portuguese musician, sound engineer, and photographer. Much of his work focuses on or around these things, and as his life rotates around the beach and his dog, this is reflected in much of his film photography. Miguel only shoots film (35mm or 120mm). His work takes on as much nostalgia as it does depict the days you dream of. Get lost in some of his work below.Read More
A curated set of Paul’s best work to date, and an interview to boot.Where do you look for inspiration?
I get my inspiration through many different people, moments and sights. Whether it's when I'm sitting in the lineup watching the afternoon light change, isolated in the desert during an intense storm, or just being around good people.
When Smith Journal asked Eamon Donnelly what he used to go for at the milk bar, as a kid of the 80s kicking around in East Geelong, he reels off a list without a second thought: a Bubble o' Bill (“because it was a double whammy of ice cream and bubble gum”), a bag of mixed lollies (“mint leaves and fizzers mainly”), a sausage roll and a Big M – or sometimes a milkshake. Read the interview here.Read More
After Fabien Voileau made the move to Australia in 2007—away from his hometown on the edge of the Atlantic on France’s west coast—the remote, vast landscapes in the middle of our sunburnt country completely changed his approach towards photography. It inspired him to set out in search of more of the world’s rarities, travelling across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and more with his father’s old Canon as a constant companion. We asked the man who’s always on the road to tell us about his dreamy new series that makes us nostalgic for places we’ve never even been.Read More
Luke Shadbolt‘s known for capturing the ocean at its most volatile, and his latest exhibition Acquiesce the Front is no exception.The exhibition opened at Photo London with Michael Reid gallery, and get this, it was shortlisted by none other than Brian May. Like, the Brian May. Luke’s series explores the exchange of power in nature, seen in the transfer of energy from the ocean to the land.Read More
London’s great, but sometimes you just need to catch a breath of fresh air.Somewhere away from the eight million people, chain shops, pollution, noise and all those things that can sometimes make a big city a hell of a place to be. Which is why you should take a break from it all and jump on a train at Victoria or London Bridge heading about 97km south to Britain’s most famous sea resort town—Brighton.Read More
We don't all have 17 minutes to spare.But if you do then this is as fine a way to spend it as any we can think of. Morgan Maassen’s spent a large portion of his life, and almost the entirety of his career, travelling to the best surf spots on the globe with some of the finest surfer’s of his generation. He’s known first and foremost as a stills photographer, but as you can see, is more than capable with moving pictures as well.Read More
With a custom Mercedes-Benz van, Chris Burkard seeks to cover new ground in adventure photography.When Ansel Adams first rigged a camera platform to his ’47 Pontiac Streamliner, the golden age of his life’s professional work began in earnest. Perhaps by climbing atop his custom ’06 Sprinter, Burkard is about to do the same. Armed with a new mobile photography rig, he is poised to reach new heights, both literally and figuratively, in the field of adventure photography.Read More
Adam Borrello grew up in Perth, he spent his 20's between jobs and playing in bands whilst finishing his degree. After uni he fell into a career promoting nightclubs and training in martial arts. He was 25. He didn't know at the time but it was here when his life would change forever. Summersite chat to Adam about how he went from club promoter to photographer ahead of his exhibition "Nørge", a collection of images from Norway.Read More
Ducati unveiled the Scrambler Mach 2.0 this week, a special edition artistically tweaked by Roland Sands Design. The name itself plays off the Ducati Scrambler Mach 1 250 from the ’60s and the paint job comes directly from the RSD-designed Bell Cross Idol helmet in the Scrambler 2017 apparel collection. Other than the retro-tastic west coast paint scheme, the Mach 2.0 sets itself apart from the other scramblers by taking a few details from each.Read More
Last night’s launch of the new General Pants flagship on George St welcomed a new retail experience to Sydney, one which centres on new and exciting concepts bound together under the same roof, and turns the typical retail experience on its side to make way for a holistic approach to buying, in essence – cool shit.Read More