LeRoy “GRANNY” Grannis
VINTAGE SURF PHOTOGRAPHER
The New York Times dubbed him “The Godfather of Surf Photography.” A surfer from an early age, it wasn’t until his late thirties that Grannis took up photography as a hobby, and for a decade or so became one of the most iconic lens man of the times – giving him a nod into the International Surfing Hall of Fame in 1966… Continue Reading →
S E A N S A M E R ≫≫ SHARK CONSERVATIONIST ≫≫ Great White photography by Matt Draper / by Tracee Annetts NORTHERN NSW SHARK CONTROVERSY
The current escalation of recent shark attacks on surfers and swimmers, resulting in injury and death in the past few years in Northern NSW has the public in fear of utilizing our glorious coastline. This controversial and passionate topic, has people on both sides of the argument in heated debate as to whether shark nets will be a solution or instead a human laid death trap to marine life. Continue Reading →
T H E O R I G I N A L
B O H E M I A N S
Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg Family Album.
Their images are bound to seduce you with feelings of nostalgia for the 70’s. Fill you with curiosity and intrigue to know more about the glamour couple, their love-child and children from prior relationships.
Epitomising the perfect family captured in the soft glow of 35mm Kodachrome. Yet as dysfunctional as most famous families of the free-love era. Continue Reading →
C I T I Z E N S O F T H E S L I D E — Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview — I V Y T H O M A S ≫≫ GOLDEN SLIDER ≫≫ by Tracee Annetts – photography by Fran Miller “The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun.” So they say. When Ivy Thomas and her Gold Coast posse including mate and fellow surfer/Photographer Fran Miller hit the waves together, it’s guaranteed to be non-stop smiles. We’ve seen a lot of awe-inspiring ocean images of Ivy taken by the legendary Fran Miller and other talented photographers in the area and wanted to find out what’s keeping Gold Coast-based Ivy stoked in and out of the water.
UNITED BY T H E S E A ≫≫ HANDSOME CITIZENS
BALI TO BYRON BAY ≫≫ Interview with SEEA by Rhea Cortado – photography by Carly Brown
The paradox of photos living in the Internet clouds is that they are simultaneously disposable and immortal. We rediscovered these images of Tracee Annetts aka Handsome Citizens photographed by Carly Brown two years ago in Bali, and the dreamy mood felt no less refreshing. Fascinated by social media’s ability to connect people across oceans and time, we caught up with Tracee to talk more about how Instagram was a lifeline to the outside world while living in Bali, and sparked face-to-face encounters with new friends.
C I T I Z E N S
O F T H E S L I D E
— Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview —
K A R I N A R O Z U N K O ≫≫ SACRED THINGS ≫≫ Karina on Van Life: “It’s a sense of freedom, to get up and leave wherever & whenever you please. You learn to travel light, bring what you need, not things that are precious, but sacred.” Continue Reading →
… T h e E A S E o f a
S U N D A Y M O R N I N G … by Tracee Annetts – photography by Gabi Mulder
With those long lazy days of Summer, but a dream behind us, we’re taking a moment to reflect upon a languid Sunday morning with our face to the sun as we relax on the back porch. Central to capturing this mood, is the ultimate chilled playlist helping you ease into a complete sense of idleness, with no inclination for anything other than falling into a dreamy blissful state.
C R A I G P A R R Y & M I G A L O O by Tracee Annetts – photography by Craig Parry CRAIG is an international, multi award winning nature photographer based in Byron Bay, Australia. Recently Craig captured everyones attention with images of MIGALOO the rare albino humpback whale on his annual migration up the East Coast of Australia, past Byron Bay. Craig shares details with us of the awe-inspiring moments with Migaloo.
To date we have had the pleasure of a talented bunch of female Sea Gypsies who’ve featured in our Citizens Of The Slide Interviews.
And until now no Sea Pirates to add some testosterone
to the mix. Enter Wisp aka
— CHRISTIAN BARKER —
all burly and bearded. Something we noticed
from his recent McTavish
“Dedicated to the Craft” film is that he has soul, and is passionate about his surfing..
—C I T I Z E N S
O F T H E S L I D E
NOT SO ORDINARY CITIZENS INTERVIEW—
The A N C I E N T ART of WAVE RIDING
with its Polynesian origins are thriving in the heart of Josie Prendergast.
Her graceful footsteps hypnotise as they make their way lightly to the nose. Reminiscent of a sacred dance, caressing the tip of her McTavish underfoot, as the beauty of Wategos slides past in the background. Continue Reading →
T H E D O O R S ‘BEFORE YOU SLIP INTO UNCONSCIOUSNESS’ P L A Y L I S T
including the lyrically poetic
‘THE CRYSTAL SHIP’
A compilation of our favourite Doors arrangements along with the compelling lyrics and inspiration behind these iconic tracks. Continue Reading →
— C R O A T I A — The Country with Endless Appeal.
Take us back to the European Summer of June 2006 ~ hot, balmy days, with barely a whisp of wind, the sky so blue, the water in every bay, ocean, inlet; crystal clear in every shade of blissful turquoise.
C O N N E R H A T S have made their way onto the heads and galleries of some very talented surfing / creative individuals on Instagram. On a recent girl’s Eco-surf adventure to Tonga, Chrystal Fitzgerald, Lauren L. Hill and Ming Nomchong had a very sweet selection of Conner Hats packed for their journey.
We are chatting to WILL CONNER, whose father Bill started crafting leather hats in the late 60’s in Florida USA.
He then immigrated to Australia and set up an iconic Australian company named BC hats. These are still made today in the Conner’s hometown of Byron Bay.
— J u k e b o x —
‘ H U R T ‘
a song written by Trent Reznor, first released on
Nine Inch Nails’ 1994 album
‘The Downward Spiral’.
In 2002 ‘H U R T’ was covered by JOHNNY CASH
to critical acclaim; it was one of Cash’s final hit releases before his death.
The song clearly includes references to self-harm and heroin addiction, although the overall meaning of the song is disputed.
B A M B U I N D A H
is a boutique resort featuring traditional Javanese and Sumatran architecture, organic gardens and sweeping views of the Ayung River gorge.
Located along the Sayan Ridge 10 minutes from
Ubud, Bali in Indonesia.
The hotel is a stunning combination of bamboo buildings and antique Javaneseteak wood bridal homes, each with individual design details to surround you in beauty and comfort. Continue Reading →