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EVAN MOCK IN BIARRITZ

French sunshine is of the best in the world, I'm convinced. Their exotically foreign beach culture is in a word, sexy. Topless women lay about the coarse sand coastline; plumes of cigaret smoke rise from their terry cloth territories just as you imagine it would. It's early Fall, but we've managed to catch a heatwave and it's more than ideal basking weather.

My brother Evan is in France for the first time. Though if you know anything about him, you'll know he would have melted right in to this scene, as he typically does in any new place. We shot at the beaches first for the Slowtide SUM19 lookbook, then headed to this bowl we had been daydreaming about for years.

This was one of my favorite days of the trip. Love France, be back soon. x

FIJI TIME ON FILM

Film, it's a beautiful thing. The instant-ness of our digital world sure is convenient, but it's hard to argue the happy feelings of getting back a roll of film and reliving the split moments you've nearly already forgotten about.

This batch of exposures is from my trip to Fiji a few months back. Of all the exotic destinations i've been to, there's undeniably something extra special about this place and it's people. Simple living does the world good, i think.

All shot on my Leica Mini Zoom 35-70mm film camera.

x

EUROPE ON FILM

It was late Summer in 2013. I had never been to Europe before and I was going to spend a month there. Sage [ @sageerickson ], Willie [ @williekessel ] and me. Three best friends driving the coast of three countries; from Porto Portugal, through Spain, to Hossegor France.

These disposable Fuji film captures don't span the whole trip, mostly just France because I forgot I had the camera in my bag up until then. They're mostly grainy and definitely average composition, but they help me remember the moments surrounding each click. Like Sage taking a photo of me at a cafe for the sole purpose of us getting a photo of the steezy french babe sitting behind us. Or the first image below; we were on our way to France, somewhere in Spain and we stopped for petrol and food. We'd been driving all day, listening to one of Sage's burned mix cd's for the 100th time and we were hungry. Unfortunately this wasn't one of those good petrol stations, the ones with the cafes attached. This one was as basic as they come, full of packaged honey roasted nuts and such. I probably bought the nuts, though I remember Sage and Willie bringing a bag of rice crackers and couple cans of sardines to the table. Sardines. Sardines! For as hungry as I was, I still couldn't bring myself to dig in. 

More grainy memories below. x

THINGS NOTED

1. Play on. Make a few Spotify playlists in 'offline mode' or download some Apple Music. It's better than listening one of Sage's mixed cd's over and over and over.

2. Hand-carry. Bring a disposable camera on your trip and keep it on you throughout the day. I like disposables for all the in-between moments, and it keeps things spontaneous. 

3. Pay the man. If you're driving in Europe, have Euros on you for the tolls. There are many of them.