Documenting the talents of amazing people who happen to surf.
Iconic surfer Rob Machado has traveled the world for more than half his life. And during that time, he’s crossed paths with countless individuals who share a love for surfing and a passion for the arts. In his new series called Through The Lens, we meet these individuals and follow Rob as he re-connects with the people who've inspired him along the way.
In this episode, Rob has the unique opportunity to spend a week working along side legendary tree house builder Takashi Kobayashi during the final stages of what Takashi describes as “his most important tree house” to date. By working along side Takashi Rob begins to understand the power this beautiful, symbolic tree house can bring to the Tsunami stricken Sendai region of Japan. This great gift Takashi is offering to the surviving children of this region is one small step in bringing some joy, happiness, and light to a part of Japan heavily impacted by the Tsunami disaster.
At age 19 Chris Burkard began his professional career in photography. 5 years in, he has garnered international acclaim for his unique perspective on the surf world. Chris is a staff photographer for Surfer Magazine and lives on the central coast of California with his wife. Lonelyleap sought to capture a glimpse of the inspiration that drives his work.
WORLD PREMIERE SEPTEMBER 15th, 2011 in Denver, CO Gothic Theatre 7pm
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Patagonia and Dynafit present...
SOLITAIRE: A Backcountry Skiing, Snowboarding, and Telemark Film from Sweetgrass Productions
In the high desert of South America, winter takes hold, devouring bleached bones and abandoned shacks. Into these most inhospitable of lands, a handful of drifters emerge from the whiteout, ready to cast their lot on forsaken peaks both merciless and magnificent. Venturing beyond the frontiers of most mountain films, Solitaire is backcountry skiing forged in the tradition of Western cinema. Born in the spires of Argentina’s legendary Las Lenas, a lonely two-year journey begins through an abandoned world, wandering the length of a continent from Peru’s Cordillera Blanca to Chilean Patagonia.
Lost in the winds of snowbound badlands and the blizzards of primordial forests; seen from a horse’s saddle and a paraglider’s wings; ridden on ski and board and telemark...
Solitaire fuses western-inspired tales of backcountry gambles into landscapes never before visited on film.
Shot on location in: Las Lenas, Argentina; Portillo, Chile;
Nevados de Chillan, Chile; Patagonia, Chile; Bariloche, Argentina; Caviahue, Argentina; Huaraz, Peru; Iquitos, Peru; Uyuni, Bolivia; and Sajama, Bolivia.
Featuring: Leo Ahrens, JP Auclair, Ryland Bell, Will Cardamone, Johnny Collinson, Forrest Coots, Stephan Drake, Jacqui Edgerly, Chris Erickson, Sebastian Haag, Kip Garre, Atsushi Gomyo, Kim Havell, Eliel Hindert, Erica Laidlaw, Jaime Laidlaw, Kyle Miller, Osamu “Ommu” Okada, Carston Oliver, Alex Paul, Thayne Rich, Dave Rosenbarger, Don Roth, Elyse Saugstad, Aidan Sheahan, Forrest Shearer, Ptor Spricenieks, Thomas Steiner, Drew Stoecklein, Taro Tamai, Jack Tolan… and honoring Arne Backstrom and Kip Garre.
Axel Fervoordt is a Belgian designer and antiques collector, gallery owner, author of three books and founder of Axel Vervoordt, a multi-disciplinary company that works in interior- and furniture design, antiques, archeology, modern art and real estate. About a hundred designers, art historians, architects, artists and restorers work at Axel Vervoordt’s family firm. The antiques, art and interior design department is run by his son Boris.
The lecture will be about the concept of wabi, to which Alex Vevoordt devoted his last book and which lies at the heart of many of his firm’s interior creations. The Japanese wabi philosophy is based on simplicity and restraint, on a rejection of everything excessive, extreme and artificial, on using natural materials and ancient objects. The lecturers will talk about what it is about the wabi philosophy that inspires them, why it’s important in today's world, what wabi principles they use in their interiors, and what's important when doing a project for a client.