News From August 2011

Huntington Beach this summer...

It has been a fast and exciting summer here.
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Even in deep suburbia I am watching you...
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"If you play acoustic guitar you're the depressed, sensitive guy." -Elliott Smith
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Hey, this is Laguna Beach...
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"I thought that if you had An acoustic guitar Then it meant that you were A Protest Singer Oh I can smile about it now But at the time it was terrible." -SM
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"To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me." -Isaac Newton
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"You'll never find your gold on a sandy beach." -Jim Steinman
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"Hold me in your arms, lava lamp! Let me seek magma comfort and peace in the warmth of your kryptonite embrace." -Isabel Yosito
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"The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any." -Marilyn Monroe
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Posted August 26th, 2011 by Looking forward to a skatepark being built here...
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Zealots...

In Huntington Beach.
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The zealots are always out.
Posted August 23rd, 2011 by ed
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Off to New York City

June and July were crazy months for travel.
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Terry licks a cupcake.
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"A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain." -Robert Frost
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"He that hath deserved hanging may be glad to escape with a whipping." -Thomas Brooks
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"Photo shoots for underage girls are like letting an ant walk around with honey." -Janice Dickinson
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"We still have pretty good sales, especially for the art books." -Glenn Danzig
Posted August 22nd, 2011 by time to shine, time to be dull.
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Londoners Lamentation

Not unlike the lamentation of the women.
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Drunken nights being escorted under my umbrella.
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"These America guys are so gentlemanly!" -Drunk girls under my umbrella
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"The airheads of Congress will keep their own plush healthcare plan - it's the rest of us guinea pigs who will be thrown to the wolves." -Camille Paglia
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"No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow." -Euripides
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"My religion lies in my composition." -John Philip Sousa
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"Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian." -Herman Melville
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"You learn that the only way to get rock-star power as a girl is to be a groupie and bare your breasts and get chosen for the night. We learn that the only way to get anywhere is through men. And it's a lie." -Kathleen Hanna
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"The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural." -Calvin Klein
"What?" -Me
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"It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow." -Benjamin Franklin
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Grant Hatfield, London, 2011
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"Our fear of hypocrisy is forcing us to live in a world where gluttons are fine, so long as they champion gluttony." -Jonah Goldberg
Posted August 19th, 2011 by The old one sucked, how will the new one be better?
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B&W from my trip to London

Late in the month of May, 2011.
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"You just wait. I'm going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world." -Bruce Lee
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"I'm learning English at the moment. I can say 'Big Ben', 'Hello Rodney', 'Tower Bridge' and 'Loo'." -Cher
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"I smoke 'cos I'm hoping for an early death and I need to cling to something!" -Steven Morrissey
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"Words are a commodity in which there is never any slump." -Christopher Morley
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"One of the dumbest things on the planet." -Ed Templeton
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Posted August 19th, 2011 by M. Bachman and S. Palin have lezzed on the campaign trail
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Mid-week nobody looks at websites?

Photo nerds unite and bring film back to glory. MORE photos from London...
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It's the cancer I'm after really, not the taste.
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People smoking are easy targets.
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"Men will pay large sums to whores for telling them they are not bores." -W. H. Auden
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Barcelona fans taking over Piccadilly Circus.
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"Even crushed against his brother in the Tube the average Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone." -Germaine Greer
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"Quoting, like smoking, is a dirty habit to which I am devoted." -Carolyn Heilbrun
Posted August 18th, 2011 by Something to see in London is the Gherkin
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Mired in London, Floating on Tarmack.

Strike that, reverse it.
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"Woman's destiny is to be wanton, like the bitch, the she-wolf; she must belong to all who claim her." -Marquis de Sade
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"Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent." -William Shakespeare
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"Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire." -George Bernard Shaw
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Lurking through a window...
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"A photo is a creation." -Eva Herzigova What?
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"A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run." -Elbert Hubbard
Posted August 17th, 2011 by finally it happened to me
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London: Month of May 2011

More B&W images from London Town earlier this year.
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"I heard that Jesus had a pet dinosaur. Evolution must be a myth then." -John Bacon
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"I'm tired of being labelled anti-American because I ask questions." -Susan Sarandon
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"My least favorite phrase in the English language is "I don't care." -James Caan
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"Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on." -Samuel Butler
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"A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?" -Albert Einstein
Posted August 16th, 2011 by milky black and white in lo-quality scans, sorry.
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London 2011

Before the riots, when everything was peaceful.
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"A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands." -Lord Byron
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"There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory." -Francis Drake
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"I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything." -John Steinbeck
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"Even the smallest dog can lift its leg on the tallest building." -Jim Hightower
Posted August 10th, 2011 by Burn down the disco taken seriously, no?
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US Open Carnage in HB

I barely touched my digi-cam, so this is all I have for now. Just think of the B&W film destruction coming whenever I get my film back...
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It's hard to explain how this event has gotten more intense over the years. But somehow each year it gets more weird. This years new trend: Teenage communication via "Body Art."
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Stopped in on a Vans signing at the Garage. The table points in the right direction.
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The Grif Dog handing out beers to the team. Get wasted at the signing bros!
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"Curren don't be a pussy, take this beer." -Griffin
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Big Boy was at the signing too.
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'Free Hugs' was a popular message.
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The next day at the same store was our signing. Sunday at 12:00.
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J-Lay back for more autograph giving.
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Dan-Lu was prepared to handle business.
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The craziness outside made for a strange crowd. A guy was on the street with a loudspeaker yelling. "The entire Toy Machine team is inside signing autographs!" 2 or 3 real fans came in by chance.
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This guy was from Cape Town, South Africa, and this graphic of mine tattooed into his arm was his first board ever. That was pretty cool to see.
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These guys...
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Then right at the end, the grand finale.
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"My name is long!" -Dan-Lu
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"These are real" -The girl
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"Lemme feel." -The Dan-Lu
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Whoa!
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Later in the day I'm walking around, and I hear a siren go off. I look over and there is Johnny and his GF getting a J-Walking ticket! J-Lay busted J-Walking, classic.
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Your identification sir.
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"What the fuck?"
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"I'm glad you didn't get me yesterday when I parked illegally right in front of your police station all day." - J-Lay
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Racquel was signaling she wanted to eat pussy?
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Even sideways!
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Sign here.
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Wall to wall coverage.
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Ta-Da! Money gone. Luckily he cut back on his weed budget that is more than you pay for rent each month.
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Later in the day...
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Black-Label x Templeton co-lab ink.
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Planking is the ultimate in stupidity.
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"My ass keeps trying to eat my bottoms."
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Whew!
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This was from the first days of the US Open. This photo-shoot was going down in front of me so I snuck in for a shot, and captured a wedgie.
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At the "Hurley Graffiti Wall" drunk girls were getting 'tagged' by random strangers.
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Her belly says, "Wanna get Lucky?"
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Deanna was having a field day shooting people here.
Posted August 7th, 2011
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Old photos from the archive 2

Scanned some old proofs. A party at Jamie Thomas' house, a trip to Europe with the Toy Team, and a visit to Berlin with McCrank and the Canadian homies. All over a decade ago, the Austria ones are slightly newer, maybe 8 years ago.
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Shane Heyl at the Warner Ave House in HB.
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Jamie and Joanne Thomas.
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The Chief.
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Greco.
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Justin Regan.
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Burn-Dog and Katherine, pre family building.
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Erik Ellington wrestles with Wiggins.
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Brad Staba in Berlin.
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Dylan Doubt piggy backs a creepy man statue.
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Rick McCrank in the U-Bahn, Berlin.
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Tracy in Berlin.
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Diego and Billy.
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Self-portrait with Kevin Barnett.
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Minister of Propaganda, Kevin.
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Diego the Butcher in Austria.
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Austin Stephens with fans in Austria, 2003.
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Innsbruck, Austria, 2003.
Posted August 5th, 2011 by stick that in yer craw.
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