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May 10th, 2014 | By | 3 Comments

SeaMade: #CityWild Essentials Stories of native wanderings by blogger, Madison

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CityWild has been an extraordinary journey. Between hiking 10 miles from the countryside to the beach of Malibu, to the actual production, the whole trip was an amazing process. The entire crew learned so much about outdoors trekking, surfing, and even style. Here’s a behind the scenes glimpse at the products we loved. After all, you can’t go CityWild in Los Angeles without some stylish layers….
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May 9th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
Sometimes we don’t have access to a crystal clear ocean, so we must improvise! I recently took photos for the first time in an indoor pool. I faced a lot of challenges I had never experienced before. The pool was heavily chlorinated, so the water was cloudy. Usually the clarity of the water isn’t too big of a deal as long as you can make up for it with bright sunlight. Since the pool was indoors, the lighting was extremely poor. I felt defeated. But, I discovered there was a pool light underwater! I seized the opportunity to try something new and take photos that were not my typical “style.” So when conditions are not what you expected, don’t fret…embrace the moment as an opportunity to learn something and create photos entirely unexpected.

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May 8th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Meet Your Maker | PUSH by Element

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PUSH is a talented artist and designer rooted in the city of Los Angeles. With a creative sensibility developed from years as a muralist and graffiti artist with the MSK/AWR crew (more…)

May 8th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

#SWELLivin

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In the surf movie, Waterman, Gerry Lopez said one of the more profound statements I’ve ever heard…I don’t know what it is exactly word for word,  but it basically said “I am getting rich each day, in ways that don’t count at the bank.” That quote has stuck with me for a quite some time. And man oh man is Gerry correct.
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