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Well Travelled: Wilsons Promontory, Australia

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A Digital Creative and international nomad, Mike Dekker explores the globe with nothing but a backpack and a macbook. In the past, Mike has worked with large brands such as Nike and MTV to develop user interface designs. Currently, Mike is travelling the Southern Hemisphere, capturing his explorations of the coastal wilderness and the rocky mountain tops of Victoria’s Wilson’s Promontory along the way. Take a moment to enjoy the stunning coastal scenery around Mount Oberon, Tidal River and Whiskey Bay, Australia and words by Mike below…

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Packed and ready to go.

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Amazing scenery on our way down to the peninsula.

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Exploring the boulders around the bay.

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Spotted this poor guy between the coastal shrub.

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Amazing Surf at Norman Bay.

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Mount Oberon, seen from Tidal River.

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Probably one of the best things about camping.

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Mind blowing views of the night sky.

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Starting the day with some remote design work.

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We found this amazing beach shelter during one of our walks.

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Corvus Coronoides.

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Great day to surf.

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Wandering through the coastal forests.

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Clear sky.

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Trying to keep my feet dry!

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The end of an amazing trip.

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A Blood moon shines.

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Well Travelled: Nova Scotia, Canada.

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For our latest Well Travlled we bring you, Kealan Shilling. Kealan Shilling was born and grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts in a small town called Marblehead. Chasing dreams of snow, surf, and a rambling roadside, Kerouac inspired life; at age 18 he hit the road and never looked back. Ride along with Kealan as he ventures off on a surf trip to Nova Scotia, Canada with professional surfer, Dean Petty.

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Dean Found His Long Lost Friend

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It is always interesting trying to find time to do work on the road

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Especially when wondering around Nova Scotia

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We searched for the perfect surf

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The endless fields and adventures lead us to some amazing spots

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Found some swell just down the way

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Dean surfed until dawn

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Our friends came out to watch

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We stayed in this rustic house that looked like it was going to topple over

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From there we would drive for hours searching for new breaks

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Equipt to rip

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The landscapes in Nova Scotia are amazing

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And so is the surf…

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Wet and cold seal-looking human

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I could explore this area for months

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In the morning we would check the swell & drink coffee

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Testing his toes on the nose

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Surfing camp fires were essential…

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…To stay warm for sunset sessions

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The view from our rickety old house was insanely beautiful

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Reviewing the work captured

Enjoyed Nova Scotia? Explore the rest of the Well Travelled series or view more of Kealan’s photography here

Herschel Supply: W5&H – Chris Burkard

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Already a Senior Staff Photographer at twenty-six, Chris Burkard was quick to carve a name for himself in Action Sports photography. Read about Chris below…

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1. Who are you?

I am Chris Burkard.. central California native, and bodysurf enthusiast..and love of the outdoors..

2. What do you do?

I am a senior staff photographer for surfer magazine… I shoot a lot of outdoor lifestyle, adventure, and tomfoolery for outdoor brands.. but I’m most known for my editorial style and landscape perspective.

3. Where do you live?

The small beach town of Pismo Beach.. its’ more known for clam chowder and sand dunes than perfect waves.

4. When are you most productive?

In the cold climates of the North Atlantic.. I have never been content with sipping down pina coladas in the south pacific.. and in some way I get a sick sense of accomplishment freezing my but off chasing elusive waves in freezing and remote places.

5. Why photography?

For me, photography just became the most perfect medium for expression, it honestly made the most sense.. I did a lot of art through high school , drawing, clay, paint.. but I hated being tied to a classroom or stuck with and easel on a cliff.. I wanted to be apart of the action.. so photography made the most sense.. it was like a perfect extension of my body.. I could take it in the surf, the mountains, and pretty much anywhere in between.

6. How did you get your start?

My first passion was for shooting landscapes.. that was all I cared about.. so when I first started I went to the desert southwest and just explored.. I eventually combined my passion for being in the water and bought a waterhousings and started shooting friends surfing.. I was sending images to Transworld Surf, and I had a photo editor that gave me some great feedback.. Eventually I was offered an internship.. and the rest is history.. I learned a lot from that experience.. it really made me think hard about how to actually contribute to magazines.. so I started tailoring my work towards editorial..and it made me think in terms of telling the story.

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To view more interviews from the W5&H series, click here.

W5&H: Mikey LeBlanc Interview

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Mikey LeBlanc was once a professional Snowboarder and now co-founder of Holden Outerwear. Below are Mikey’s words on life and such, straight from the heart.

1. Who are you? I have no idea. Really.

2. What do you do? First and foremost, try and spread love.

I work for and co-founded/ co-own HOLDEN Outerwear.

I handle marketing, and like most small businesses many more things day to day.

I enjoy, snowboarding, photos, bike rides, good conversation, etc.

3. Where do you live? VENICE, CA, USA, PLANET EARTH

4. When are you most productive? When I act freely, and I don’t resist any part of the situation at hand.

5. Why outerwear? We make eco-friendlier clothes to keep people feeling good, warm and stylely.

6. How did you get your start? My Mom and Dad this time around. At work I started as a professional snowboarder with an idea to make outerwear that looked like what we wanted to wear every day, and functioned exceptionally well. No one was making gear that transitioned from the MTN to the Street, thats why HOLDEN was a necessity. Before that came skateboarding, which exposed me to so many things, art, music, style, freedom.

 

To view more interviews from the W5&H series, click here.

 

 

Herschel Supply: W5&H – Raekwon

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Long time member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Raekwon is a legend in rap music. Creating music for over 20 years, Raekwon is know world wide as an innovator and is said to be one of the pioneers of the Mafioso rap. Recently Raekwon stopped by the Herschel Supply Office in Vancouver. We had the chance to sit down with him for a W5&H, read about Raekwon below…

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1. Who are you?

Yo I am Raekwan, what’s good.

2. What do you do?

I rhyme for a living you know what I mean I have been in the game for 20 years, a legend. I get a lot of money and I love pretty women.

3. Where do you live?

I live on the land you know, I live everywhere I go it’s like I try to get a place there but right now I stay in Toronto. I stay between Toronto and New york. I got a place in California, I got a place in Atlanta; where my kids is at. They got the best place but you know but you gotta love everyone. I just got a place in Jersey too, I got like five places.

4. When are you most productive?

I am most productive when I am high you know what I mean. When I am out there creating my music, it is all about the ambiance. Weed is a stimulant that helps me be creative, but still I am a business man. I am sharp; it helps me to relax. I am more sharper when I am relaxed and in my zone so it’s always good to have a joint around.

5. Why music?

Music is the key to life, you know what I mean? Music makes the mind settle, music is beautiful, it is the language of today. It represents struggle, it represents your ego, it represents you loving to just enjoy music to take a break from everything.

6. How did you get your start?

What started it all was just a conversation, a phone call to come down to the studio. We was trying to make a record, we was representing Staten Island. That was what we originally wanted to do. We recieved a call and we were excited because it was something to represent where we came from and if we didn’t make that decision we wouldn’t be here today as Wu-Tang Clan.

 

To view more interviews from the W5&H series, click here.