Date Archives July 2014

Summer Series: Trevor Gordon


Lazy summer days in California consist of surfing, bonfires and burritos. We caught up with California native
Trevor Gordon to learn about his favourite places and what he has planned for the summer season…

Trevor can you tell us where you are from?

Santa Barbara, California, currently living down the road in Carpenteria.

What do you do for work? 

Im a professional surfer…

With surfing as your job do you have any time off, or is it a year round career?

Well, its a year round career in that there are always waves somewhere which means i have to stay busy all the time. But not everything I do is about surfing. My definition as a pro surfer is a hazy one.


Aside from chasing swells, what are your plans for the summer?

Im currently working on a new short video about these four finless surfboards. The plan is to get them in the best waves possible for what they are designed for…

So ill be going to Central America and Baja here pretty soon. Then up to the Pacific Northwest to help a friend build some tree houses.


Out of all the places you have travelled to, where is your favourite spot to surf?

Sandspit at the Santa Barbara harbor mouth.

Burritos are a quintessential after surfing food, where is the best burrito spot in Carpenteria?

Taquieria Rincon Alteno

When you aren’t surfing what do you do?

I paint and draw a lot. Also love taking photos during trips and turning them into little books. Sailing. Camping.

You just moved onto a sailboat correct? Any plans to take the boat out any extended trips this summer?

Haven’t moved in yet, but yes, next month. Ill spend this summer and the rest of the year getting to know the boat and cruising the Channel Islands here. A Baja trip within the next year or two would be awesome.

Where is your favourite summer vacation destination. 

I rarely vacation in the summer… I love going to vancouver Island but thats more towards the fall.

You just hosted a successful zine launch and art show in Venice, California, what projects are you working on now?

Yes, it was so fun. Basically all effort right now goes towards this finless surfboard film… and maybe a small zine to follow.

What music are you listening to this summer?

Kind of sad, wish I could say I was listening to all this cool music… I don’t really listen music unless I’m sitting down and painting or drawing, in which case its usually johnny cash or bob dylan or the velvet underground or something else random, I don’t know. I usually do a pandora radio.


Tamanawas Falls, Oregon

Earlier this summer Cale, Maya, Bryan and I went on a hike to Tamanawas Falls right off the Sherwood Trailhead near Mt. Hood, Oregon. The hike in is pretty mellow,  it is only about two miles to the waterfall with very little  incline.  Take a moment to view some of the photos I shot using a Nikon F camera with Portra 400 film…

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For full details on how to get to the Tamanawas Waterfall in Oregon click here. For more of my photography check out and follow my photography Tumblr. 

Top 20 Instagram Influencer Hashtags

Hashtags, love them or hate them they are a useful tool in digital marketing. Hashtags can be used  to organize niche content,  expand your reach, amplify your brand, target your market, get your content found, improve your SEO, and more.. Although they are generally abused by 15-year-old Instagram stars to gain followers, there is a positive side to the ‘hashtag’ formally known as the pound sign.

Using a popular niche hashtag can get your post seen by a lot of like-minded people. In this case I have complied a list of trending niche photography Instagram hashtags where you can connect with like-minded users and Influencers.  Take a look at the top Instagram Influencer Hashtags  list below..


1. #MakePortraits







6. #Bluronpurpose

7. #Throughthefence












16. #CampVibes



19. #LetsGoSomewhere 

20. #LiveAuthentic 


If the above wasn’t enough for you, here are some more resources to help find trending and influencer generated hashtags:

  •  – Find trending, declining and constant trends, as well as metrics about your social brand.
  • Statigram  –  Search for Instagram hashtags trends and get alternatives for hashtag words, so you can choose the most popular tags.
  • Trendsmap –  See a visual map of geographic hashtag trends. As a local business, this is a great way to quickly know what’s trending in your area.


Know some other Instagram Influencer Hashtags to find great social media photography? Write it in the comments below.