Date Archives September 2014

Summer Series: Java Fernandez

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With plans to explore the Channel Islands, Yosemite National Park, the Mojave desert, and the chuckwalla wilderness, Java Fernandez is no stranger to the outdoors. Recently leaving Portland and Nike for Stance, California’s newest resident, shares some insight into how he spends his summer days…

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Who are you?

Hi. My name is Javier Rafael Fernández Gonzáles. But most people know me as Java.

Where do you live?

Yesterday, a moving company called Rambo-Tarzan moved all of my possessions to San Clemente, CA. So I live there now. -seriously, that’s the name of the moving company.

What do you do?

I do all sorts of things. Professionally, I work for a smart little company that makes the world’s finest socks. It’s called Stance. It’s really neat. Personally, I like to keep my life guessing.

Do you usually travel a good amount for work?

I’ve just started a new job, but I’d imagine I’ll be hitting the road quite a bit. Travel has been a big part of my work in the past and I’ve always enjoyed that.

With so many places on the list, where has been your favourite place to visit?

I’ve been lucky enough to have gone just about everywhere and I’d have to say that there is no place on this planet quite as spectacular as the redwood forest. My mind goes to amazing places when I’m there. An honourable mention should be given to Beirut, Lebanon as well. That place is something else.

What are some of your summer hobbies?

In the summer I like to spend time in the woods, ride my dirt bike, and play tennis. This summer is a little different because I’m having knee surgery in a week or two so my hobbies will probably include limping, stretching, reading, and physical therapy.

That is a bummer you are injured, when you aren’t hurt where do you like to do these hobbies?

I’m gonna have to find places for all of these things down here. I’m immediately planning to check out the Channel Islands, Yosemite National Park, the Mojave desert, and the chuckwalla wilderness. I’m also looking forward to riding my bike at Ocatillo Wells and Zaca Station. -but the bike riding will probably have to wait a little while.

You also have a great amount of nice furniture, do you spend a good amount of time looking for certain pieces?

Well, I’ve just moved into my new house and all of my things don’t seem to fit. If anything, I’ll be spending a good amount of time trying to get rid of things. You know anyone looking for an Oregon tanker desk?

What do you look forward to most about summer?

I look forward to sitting around a campfire, sleeping outside, and riding dirt bikes with my friends.

We heard you are big into BBQ’n. What is your best BBQ recipe:

I am a golden grilling god. They call me the pit boss.

Do you have any bands you are listening to this summer?

I’ve listened to Elvis Costello and the Attractions and the new Pixies album a lot lately. I’ve also been listening to loads of country and western music which is something I have never really listened to much. I’ve also been stuck on Morrissey’s Bona Drag for about the last 22 years.

 

Well Travelled: Port Reyes, San Francisco

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Will Suiter is a young landscape and lifestyle photographer from the San Francisco Bay Area, who lives to explore and share his journeys on his popular Instagram account @WillSuiter. Will has made his mark in the digital and analog photography by showcasing his unique eye for composition and fog.

At the start of summer, Will crossed the golden gate north from San Francisco into Marin County, and headed towards Point Reyes, a cape about 30 miles northwest of San Francisco. It’s beautiful grassland is bordered by thick forests, sandy beaches, and jagged cliffs. Take a look at the beautiful images Will captured while spending a few days exploring all the cape had to offer…

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​Essentials. Lots of film and camera supplies, to be tucked into my Herschel Supply bag. ​

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​​Looking south from the cliffs at Montara, along Highway 1.

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My favorite park in San Francisco (and the highest point in the city), Mount Davidson.

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​​A fallen eucalyptus tree overlooks a foggy city.

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​​The fog got thicker, and we headed north towards our campsite, making sure we wouldn’t have to set up camp in the dark.

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​We camped along the Lagunitas Creek in the heart of the redwoods. 35mm film. ​

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​6:15 am, starting a fire and getting ready for the day. ​

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​My friend Tasos whittling, right before we left and headed to Point Reyes. ​

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An old shipwreck near Iverness, CA.

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​This road was the only one that goes to the lighthouse. ​

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​​A first glimpse of the ocean. 35mm film.

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​​Point Reyes is full of cattle, and probably the only place you’ll see cows sleeping on sand dunes. 35mm film.

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​There are plenty of steep, high cliffs. 35mm film. ​

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​​Inside the old lighthouse keeper’s quarters.

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​​Looking to the ocean, as the low clouds started to clear.

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​Overlooking a seemingly endless South Beach, the wind at this spot was howling. ​

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​We crossed the Golden Gate Bridge south into San Francisco, and headed home.

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