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Nov 29, 2014
Nothing gets us stoked more than seeing people do what they love most regardless of age or adversity. Recently deceased Bondi legend Barry ‘Magoo’ McGuigan was the inspiration behind Dean Saffron‘s award-winning short film, Still Swell at 85, that gives us a glimpse into the life this Australian surf icon who continued to surf until final days, despite battling non-Hodgkins lymphoma disease for the last few years. With a twinkle in his eye and sense of contentment that comes from a life spent in the ocean, Magoo was not only the world’s oldest competitive surfer who competed this July at age 85, but a role model whose positive outlook on life reminds us that there really is no excuse to not make time for exercise and keeping the mind, body and spirit well nourished.
To see more of Dean Saffron’s work, be sure to check out his online portfolio here.
Nov 25, 2014
We all know that Jacques Cousteau was the man. An all-round savant with many strings to his bow, but most notably a pioneer of marine conservation and underwater photography whose work as an accomplished filmmaker earned him 3 Oscars throughout his prolific career, Cousteau’s work continues to captivate and mesmerise viewers decades later.
Following the success of his Academy Award winning documentary, Le Monde du Silence (A World of Silence), Le Monde sans Soleil (World Without Sun) chronicles the Continental Shelf Station Two, the world’s first underwater sea colony in scientists set up a station to study the capacity for men to live and work underwater.
The film captures what is essentially scientific research and presents it in a artistic, beautifully eerie and surrealistic style that you can expect of Cousteau. And yes, some folk are quick to question the authenticity of particular sequences from the film, but isn’t that the beauty of creative license?
It’s awesome viewing if you have 90 odd minutes up your sleeve, especially if you can project it onto your ceiling and lay back to stare upwards, as if you’re looking for the ocean floor to the sea above you. Enjoy.
Nov 1, 2014
The power of mother ocean. A surreal photograph capturing the sea when she is in full force. Photograph by our newest contributor Elmo Hernández… Check out more of his work here:
Oct 31, 2014
Emmy award-winning filmmaker and surf enthusiast, Cyrus Sutton is in the process of editing his latest project, ‘Island Earth’. Delving into the very real and worrying issue of industrial agriculture and specifically, the startling prominence of GMOs in Hawaii, Cyrus says this documentary “is about the GMO/pesticide connection and the underground movement of young people moving back to the land and growing their own food in response to corporate corruption.”
It’s hard to believe that Hawaii, a place famed for its verdant tropical splendour has the largest number of GMO per square metre. But its fertile islands that offer favourable year-round growth is what attracts the likes of corporate agriculture demons such as Monsanto, who are not only devastating the natural landscapes in Hawaii, but are using chemicals that are causing high levels of toxicity and thus affecting the communities in areas of production. With medical research showing the rise of birth defects in these affected areas, it’s a dire prospect for what is to come if the issue continues to grow.
But like most complex issues, translating the information to the general public in a way that is comprehendible is often a hard task, but Cyrus is on a mission to make people aware of what is going on through the medium he knows best by producing a “strong cinematic seed from which change can grow.”
He currently has a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the post-production phase of the documentary. A worthy cause to get behind, if you’re interested to learn more and have a few pennies to help him out, then be sure to check out the Island Earth Kickstarter campaign.
A couple of stills from the documentary that are part of the Kickstarter offerings… all photos taken by Cyrus Sutton.
To check out more of Cyrus’s work, head here.
Oct 22, 2014
The maestro of underwater sculpture Jason deCaires Taylor has recently installed his latest work of art titled, Ocean Atlas. Featuring a young local Bahamian girl carrying the weight of the ocean on her shoulders, this is the largest single sculpture ever to be deployed underwater. An absolute beauty to behold, the sculpture extends 5 metres up front he sea and weighs over 60 tonnes and was assemble underwater in sections using an ambitious technique developed by Jason himself.
And if you haven’t seen the feature article we did on Jason in Issue Four, you can check it out over here.