Documenting life during the first attempt at restoring a vintage motorcycle.

Similar to the zen -like feeling that is realized through surfing,
motorcycle repair can elevate the mind to a meditative state that eludes time and space...
Meaning I obsess over it, get frustrated, yell, laugh at myself and overall waste a lot of time.


Re-Post: Dark Side Of The Lens - The Silent Work Horses of Surfing

Not that there isn't all sorts of awesomeness happening all over right now... The Rip Curl Pro Search in Puerto Rico is into Round 5, Kelly Slater about to win a 10th World Title, the passing of one of the greatest surfers - Andy Irons (not awesome), geneticists creating artificial spider silk, astronauts landing on the moon, Guinness in a bottle, etc... etc... etc... But I just can't get enough of this short film, shot entirely on a Canon 5D mk11 Digital SLR camera. Now go feel sorry for yourself that you don't do incredible things like this with your life (tear, sniffle, frown)

Alright, now I want you take a moment to sit and watch this incredible 6-minute short film about the other side of the surf world... The photographers. In this case, Mickey Smith. (By now this video has spread like wildfire all across the web... featured on every surf and photography site with any sense of style, beauty and appreciation of the amazing.) Be inspired.

DARK SIDE OF THE LENS from Astray Films on Vimeo.

This mind blowing, awe inspiring piece from renowned photographed, surfer and bodyboarder Mickey Smith explores his world of documenting wave riding and the dramatic seascapes of Ireland.

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