News From May 2009

More from Barcelona, Spain

Where the rain gave me plenty of time to shoot pictures.
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Good Friday.
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las Ramblas.
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Polaroid makes a comeback?
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The Bromance of Decay.
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No Commercial Value.
Posted May 30th, 2009 by The Weekender hopefully will not be a Weak Ender.
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Photos by Deanna Templeton

While we were in Dusseldorf.
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Don't worry Devinbriggs.com, I didn't forget.
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A trend started.
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People love to scrub.
Posted May 29th, 2009 by just some schlub who is buried in menial tasks
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Photography by Grant Hatfield

From our trip to Barcelona.
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Double criddle.
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Usually if I am hugging Kevin that means I said something to bum him out.
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At the Park Guell.
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Sunny D? Gimme some of that Purple Drink.

The Flog, Berlin.
Posted May 28th, 2009 by Things to see and do, less screen, more reality
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Photographs from the road: Barcelona

Shot in April 2009...
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Living in the Present.
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Gaudi's Pedrera House. I wonder.
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I wonder what Kevin is thinking?
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Posted May 27th, 2009 by I must not think bad thoughts, I must not think bad thoughts.
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Memorial Day Island Adventures

Santa Catalina Island, part of the Channel Islands off California's coast.
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We started out south from Avalon, and had our lunch on the little boat...
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With the motor off it was very relaxing, you could only hear the water and these Sea Lions barking at each other.
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Sharks?------------- No, only Sea Lions relaxing. They like to lay at the surface on their side, but to us humans, it looks a lot like a shark.
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Seeing them jump up and try to get a spot is pretty entertaining because the ones that are already on there bark and bite to keep thier spots.
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Deanna floats to shore on her Chill Tube, she puts a wetsuit on just to get her ass wet.
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We found one of a plethora of deserted beaches to explore, this one is called Willow Cove and there is a campsite there.
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The waters were tranquil, and there were barely any people around.
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We headed back into Avalon.
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The famous Casino Ballroom. That house on the hill in the background? William Wrigley's house, now a hotel.
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The Wrigley Memorial, finished in 1934, was supposed to be the resting place of William Wrigley, but things changed and he is not buried here. So now it is just a nice place to check out.
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Things are changing in Avalon. Hopefully for the better. But we fear it may be for the worse.
Posted May 26th, 2009 by Tired of your job? Quit. Money grows on trees.
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Jimmy Boyce sent me some photos...

From a sesh at Geoff's ramp up in the woods a while back.
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That's Appleyard, Geoff, Luke McKirdy, Moi, and Ewan, up in Big Bear, California.
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Oh yeah, Alex Moul was there too. Stalefish.
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Tailslide up the extension.
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Geoff doing some trickery to disaster.
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Big Spin, yeah, he's really good.
Posted May 23rd, 2009 by A break from all the B&W photos - enjoy your holiday weekend
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Barcelona iguala un buen rato

Fotografías en blanco y negro
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Diego y Mabel disfrutan de la noche.
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Go considera la nueva película que practica surf de Thomas Campbell, "The Present"
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Un fuego ha devastado a través del edificio.
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Los seres humanos han devastado a estas criaturas del mar.
"Cabezas de pescado pescado jefes Rolly Polly cabezas de pescado, cabezas de pescado comer cabezas de pescado hasta yum."
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Controle hacia fuera este gráfico.
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Tirado del coche.
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Estudio de una mala hierba.
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Diego asesinará a su familia entera con su patinaje. Su asno como sombrero.
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Ed flota un ollie, ese tipo es viejo. Foto: Grant Hatfield
Posted May 21st, 2009 by Raspador de orto-!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Mixed Locations, B&W photographs from Europe


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Koln, Germany - Heavy petting in public. How far is too far?
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Calm down, it's just a mannequin.
Claire de Rouen Books now online...
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Berlin - naked girl statues attract lonely males.
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Grant and Kevin in Barcelona, inside/outside, how Hopper-esque?
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I was waiting for a kid to slide out under these bull balls, but I wasn't close enough and in focus enough to make a good shot when it happened. Here it is anyway.
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Inside the Louvre, Paris.
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Da Vinci Code freaks might recognize that this is just under the famous Louvre glass pyramid...

Check out Mark Lewman's daughter (in brown shirt) jamming with Frank Black!

Toy Commercial ? -- Rvca Promo ?
Posted May 20th, 2009 by Head Exploding Aches, but the Lakers.
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Dusseldorf, Germany in B&W

We were in Dusseldorf for Deanna's photo exhibition...
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Lurking the streets.
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What's up skate brother.
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Deanna at her show.
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Arm-band recycle at the NRW-Forum
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Posted May 19th, 2009 by See the front page for all the links...
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RVCA Signing, last Saturday...

Mostly teenage girls without skateboards, go figure.
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I signed some balls.
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See Jimmy's RVCA Blog about it (featuring Rob Dyrdek?)

And see Erica's photos at Active
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I can be all of these girls' dad.
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Guess who this guy is holding a piece of the HB park.
That's right, Devin Briggs of DevinBriggs.com...
Now there is a face to the name, and I know where he works, so he better not post any mean comments.
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I think this is the first Disco Ball I have signed, although I can't remember.
Austin and Spanky were mildly amused.
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"Can I get a photo with you?"
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"Sure."
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Kevin did sign one little boys' boxer shorts.
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Yet another plaid-fest. (From L to R) Eric (Erica Yary's (Formerly known as Active Erica) Boyfreind, Moi, Jimmy from RVCA, and Deanna. "JImmy, you blinked!"
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"I know, it's my my new "Art Move", Deanna loves "Art Moves".

Get the RVCA promo DVD!
Posted May 18th, 2009 by Dirty Thoughts are always welcomed...
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Brutality of Belief

Enjoy your weekend.
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What, - is my hair messed up?
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When the fig-leaf gave way to the screaming eagle as an artistic device for covering dicks.
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"Wasn't me bro..."
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"Excuse me, I was supposed to make the first cut..."
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Drifting implants in the 1600's?
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I can't wait to get famous enough to have my feet washed with a woman's hair. Do you think the Pope rocks that? Or George Clooney?
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Aphrodite.
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Have you seen the RVCA promo DVD?

Also: Your's Truly at the Berrics

If you are seeing this on Saturday before 2:00 and you live in Orange County, California, then drive over to the RVCA signing!
Posted May 16th, 2009 by Swimsuit marketeers, get on the ball-!!!!!!!
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Protesting of Capitalism in Berlin

The things you come across...
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Come to the RVCA signing in HB.
Posted May 15th, 2009 by I guess they want communism back
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Deutchland, aka Germany...

Where some of my blood is from I am told.
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The DOM in Koln, aka Cologne.
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Dusseldorf on the Rhine River.
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Berlin.
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Berlin near the Reichstag.
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On the train I saw a skatepark...
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With sooooo much run-up.

Don't forget the RVCA signing this weekend!

And some random Berrics coverage... Where's my First Try Friday?
Posted May 14th, 2009 by Edvard Von Hering at yor zervice Herr Scwartzweiss
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Paris to the Hilt, on Film

Yeah.
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This reminds me, there is a RVCA signing this weekend in Huntington Beach.
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Posted May 13th, 2009 by So, you're too cool for this huh?
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Leaving Belgium for Paris...

It was chilly the first time we went to Paris.
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This is in Antwerp, where my show was.
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Self Portrait with Tim Van Laere, my gallerist in Belgium.
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The rest are shot in Paris, France.
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How touristy, right?
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Unashamed.
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"It's Marge! Lemme in Bitch!"
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I don't know what is going on here, but I'm down.
Posted May 12th, 2009 by Tourism is the buying of trinkets in new countries
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Antwerp, Belgium part 3


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Posted May 11th, 2009 by growing distaste about the finals...
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More from Antwerp

Repent your sins or suffer.
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Posted May 11th, 2009
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Antwerp Art Tripping

Through the ghastly side of religious art from the past...
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Burning oil - or perhaps molten lead down the hatch.
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This angel is actually putting this dead guy back together.
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A little rape there from the Bible...
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Good ol' Saint Sebastian
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Repent...
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Or die.
Posted May 9th, 2009 by Rich people don't go to heaven, look in the Bible.
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Antwerp, Belgium Number Two

And some Paris as well...
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Antwerp.
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Paris.
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Antwerp.
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Paris.
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Antwerp.
Posted May 8th, 2009 by Nobody looks at the web on Friday
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Antwerp, Belgium

Photographs from my recent trip to Europe.
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Lady gets whipped in front of church, Antwerp.
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And then inside the church, more whipping.
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Tram driver.
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"Honey, get back! there is a bear right there..."
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Elke, the glue that keeps the TVL gallery together.
Posted May 7th, 2009 by Look and move on, Love and a few hairs..
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Grant and Kevin Drink Wine

Living the good life on the streets of Paris...
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Remember the kid from Deanna's show in Germany?
Get the whole story on our Events Page.
Posted May 6th, 2009 by OK, OK, where does one come off?
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Photos from the European Union

I have been organizing these and they may be in better order soon.

But for now here is a random grouping.
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Hoodie, unzipped, no bra. Shot from Diego's car in Barcelona.
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"I had no idea we would be walking so much." Blister repair, Paris.
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Grant, Moi, & Kevin in a moment of rest, Paris.
Deanna must have shot this.

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Paris.
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The Metropolitan Lines, Paris.
Posted May 5th, 2009 by Tired of not being able to break habits
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Photographs from Europe

First in a long series of posts showing some of my photographs from my recent 7 week trip to Europe.
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Amsterdam, right outside the Marseille House, a photography based museum.
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Barcelona, near Catedral.
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Some elevator in Paris, near Rue Saint Honore
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Inside Notre Dame, Paris.
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Berlin, on top of the Berliner Dom.
Posted May 4th, 2009 by Read a book or watch TV?
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Weekend Post of Life

Some photos of people from the past. Sent in by Jose Cerda.
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Vision pro Don Brown, probably around 1987, 88.
He now is one of the major CEO's of Sole Tech.
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Ron Chatman, street skater from my childhood days.
See Rubbish Heap.
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Skip Pronier, rode for Black Label.
I went to High School with him.
Posted May 2nd, 2009 by Slap it in a Jer
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