BEHIND THE SHOOT
‘M O O D’ A SHORT SURF FILM by F R A N M I L L E R
Fran Miller has recently submitted ‘MOOD’ to be judged in the Action category of The Surfing World Short Film Competition — REELERS 2017 — presented by Corona.
It has been received very favourably by the public, at just day one of submission, it has been ranking as the ‘most watched’ in the Action category & continuing to hold the position after entries have closed, thus far.
We’re chatting to Fran about what inspired her film ‘Mood’, her choice of tunes & mermaid muses. Continue Reading →
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 →
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.
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— 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 →
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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..
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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 →
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.
First there was Serge Gainsbourgand Brigitte Bardot. They had a brief, passionate affair, both were married at the time. Bardot, aged 34, was still a huge star, but her film career appeared to be over. more.. much much more..
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Above photo by Daniella Rech of Cisco in her Luxury Bali Villa Red Door
Garance is interviewing an Australian friend; Cisco Gorrow on her must see places to go and see in Bali. Cisco; a talented slashie : a model / certified Raw Food chef / Yoga teacher / + studying to be a health coach; originates from Germany, but her heart has a home in Bali, especially since she and her husband George Gorrow [Ksubi] have built a house there…Continue Reading →
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‘DEVIL or ANGEL’
by LOU DOILLON
Acoustic inspiration from the album
P L A C E S
French actress, model and now singer Lou Doillon the 31-year-old daughter of Jane Birkin and the half-sister of singer-actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, spent her bohemian childhood entirely in the spotlight. Continue Reading →
S O R M A R I E
N I E V E S A talented Longboard rider, is the essence of beauty, grace and style. Take a look at her surfing images and you will see why she is a huge source of inspiration for us. C I T I Z E N S O F T H E S L I D E
— NOT SO ORDINARY
CITIZENS INTERVIEW —