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To my photographer and filmmaker friends and peers. It’s time everyone stops using cigarettes in their pictures and projects. I’ve been seeing… ‘Stop making stupid people famous’… posted about the place, well the same applies here… ‘Stop making cigarettes cool’… I smoked the things for years. They do nothing for you. They are fucking vile. I watched lung cancer tear through my dad. They are filthy, addictive things and they straight up kill ya. DEATH AINT COOL. With the rain around at the moment, keep your eyes out for the people who are truly addicted, not the kids who have a smoke when they drink, I’m talking about the long term smokers, the ones who are controlled by the filth, look for them today in the pouring rain, huddled together sucking on their filth, drenched, misersable… The models you work with can still gorgeous without the cigarette. DITCH THE DURRIES!

03/27/2014 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, WORDS

a few fav’s

03/26/2014 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, ART, FRIENDS OF RV

I’ve been colouring up Brady’s boards for a good part of 10 years. Here is a few of my favourites.

Cast Your Own Shadow with Annalisse Reed

03/25/2014 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, CAST YOUR OWN SHADOW

One thing that will always put a smile on my face is seeing young crew getting creative, but lately it’s been the girls who have really been waving the flag of the creative young guard. I recently came across the artworks of Annalisse Reed and after seeing what she does with paint I wanted to hear what she does with her thoughts.

Meet Annalisse Reed.

RV: ‘Art’ is a pretty loose term… Some of the things I’ve seen labelled ‘art’ have really made me wonder? what’s your take on it?
AR: Yeah, people try and classify just about anything as art? It’s hard to say if it is art or if it’s not. I ‘spose it doesn’t really matter, sometimes it’s cool, sometimes it’s just shit ha.
RV: Some old bloke down the pub says… ‘What are you staring at lovey’… What do you say?
AR: Probably forget how to talk for a bit and then on the way home think of 10 of the best comebacks ever! Ahhhh, always happens.
RV: What was the first piece of art that grabbed your attention?
AR: Reg Mombassa, Mambo art. I love it.

RV: Is there a reason you became an artist and not a hairdresser or removalist?
AR: I love drawing and I hate working for a boss.
RV: Would you be offeneded if someone hung your art on the back of their dunny door?
AR: No way! That’s a prime position for some art!
RV: What’s the most positive criticism you have received about your art?… & negative?
AR: Positive: Reg Mombassa said he liked my artworks haha (in an email)
Negative: I guess it’s not really negative, just annoying when people ask you… “What’s it meant to be?”… Most of the time I don’t even know the answer to that. It has no scientific name, it’s an imaginary creature that came out of my mind? I like drawing weird shit that’s not real, it is just whatever you want?

RV: Do you listen to music or have the TV on when you paint or draw?
AR: I dont watch much telly. Music is always good though!
RV: Any memorable music film clips?
AR: That Tool film clip ‘Vicarious’ with Alex Greys art is mind blowing!

RV: Any phobias?
AR: Maggots and leaches, Yuk!!!
RV: Heads or tails?
AR: Tails.
RV: If you were given a million dollars to start your own company what would you make and what would you call it?
AR: 3 Fish Designs, haha and I would do art and then reproduce it onto clothes, hats, surfboards, skateboards, cars, walls, anything at all.
RV: If you think of something can you draw it?
AR: I try not to think to much about the end result. I like to just start and see how it evolves, it’s so much more fun… Plus I can’t do ”realistic” that’s what cameras are for right??
RV: Whats your thoughts on Runamuk Visuals
Runamuk Visuals is a perfect little company that does all the awesome things that I would love to do and get into and your art is sick, and I wanna buy a hat.

You can check out more of Annalisse’s work here

In this day and age it’s ridiculous that straight people can still hate gay people. Even more ridiculous is that it’s straight people making gay babies…

03/25/2014 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, WORDS

It eats my soul to think that we spend our best years working 5 days a week. I’d be happy to churn a few extra hours each day and only work 4. Have Monday’s off… Sort that out for us Tony and i’ll stop calling you a cunt.

03/24/2014 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, WORDS

S H A N N O N x R V

03/23/2014 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, PHOTOGRAPHY, FRIENDS OF RV

Model: Shannon Walboom (@shboomm) photo: Bianca Brown (@bianca_brown) // the Stay Classy tee is available in limited numbers at the RV Store.  If you dig being underwater, cute bums and summer time you may wanna follow @bianca_brown on Instagram, she’s a tad rad.

beasts of byron

03/23/2014 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, POST WITHOUT PURPOSE, FRIENDS OF RV

nat lanyon

03/23/2014 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, FRIENDS OF RV

 

The guy who made this photo is Nat Lanyon. I’ve always thought of the surf industry as a great place for someone who creates images to hone their trade. Why? ‘Cause they chuck you in the deep end, it’s your choice to sink or swim… “We’re sending you to the North Shore of Hawaii, there will be 15 groms to shoot, plus a summer campaign. We couldn’t get you a bed, but I travelled the world on couches in ’74 so pack a pillow. You will also need to shoot video and edit some clips, drive the van, do airport runs, stock the cupboards and manage the team… Look mate, it’s a Great Oppurtunity!”… And essentially it is, as much as the surf industry can work you over, it produces some very talented lensman and filmmakers. Nat is a prime example, and has recently found himself working in the world of fashion. From what I know of the man, his success comes from being a good bloke. It doesn’t matter how good you are technically with a camera, you cannot capture moments of beauty from a subject without that “something”… Nat has it // Here is a recent shot of Madi Edwards in our Stay Classy tee // Follow Nat’s work here: Nat Lanyon & flatdaze / / Model: Madison Edwards.

 

03/23/2014 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, ART, WORDS

Shenanigans at the Thomas Surfboards shindig.

03/20/2014 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, FRIENDS OF RV

03/19/2014 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, ART, WORDS

03/18/2014 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, WORDS

C H A N E L x R V

03/17/2014 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, PHOTOGRAPHY, FRIENDS OF RV

Model: Chanel Stewart / the Headstone tee

the Headstones Snapbacks return

03/17/2014 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, VIDEO

Hit the RV Store to get yourself one.

m o n i q u e x r v

03/16/2014 - Posted by RV in ARCHIVES, VIDEO, PHOTOGRAPHY, FRIENDS OF RV

A few moments from a recent shoot with Monique Mears… Short film coming soon.