1. BRIAN GABERMAN 

    Brian’s beautiful work first caught my attention by way of the 15 years of Gonz and Adidas exhibit, which is being held at AREA3 in Maboneng (Jhb CBD) from 6 July - 6 August 2013. 

    Brian, a 34 year old photographer from Northern California that has dominated skating photography with his dramatic large format imagery. Brian has traveled the world producing numerous ad campaigns and editorial pieces for every skateboard publication.

    Be sure to check out Brian’s portrait work on his website, too beautiful. 

     
  2. The Bear Hug Man -

    Luke Dixon is a 25 year-old illustrator and graphic artist from Britain.

    What does the general public know about Mr Dixon? Not much, except for few likes which includes drawing obsessively, drinking Guinness, seeing people fall over, documentaries and bears; and a few dislikes, which includes student unions or anyone involved within a student union - usually the smiley kids at any uni with brightly coloured t-shirts and a white pastey face, passing out flyers. As well as tomatoes, cheese, and wind. Funny guy.

    Luke loves bears. His intention is that when he is in his 50s, he will publish a book containing roughly 3000 bears. He is currently working on his fourth bear for this series (long way to go). 

    Check out more of his work here - there is some work for rad brand Brutus Trimfit, as well as images of Naughty by Nature, Steve Buscemi and JayZ. 

     
  3. JAMES QUAINTANCE

    A classic gentleman with an old school punk rock vibe. 

    Also known as Jimmy Q, this Venice Beach native is what some call a slasher - a tattoo artist slash model slash pro skateboarder slash punk rock front man. In this vid by clothing brand The Thiiird, Jimmy talks about his tattoos, his love for skateboarding - the red head in the video is Jimmy’s girlfriend, the beautiful Pippa Holland. 

    Step aside Ricki Hall, I have a new unrequited love. 

     
  4. AGNES CECILE 

    A new favourite, Agnes Cecile (real name Silvia Pelissero) is a self-taught Italian artist uses a combination of oils, acrylics  ink and varnish in her pieces. The red head in the photoset is Anges herself - the tattoo was inspired by her artwork.  

     
  5. JONATHAN DANIEL PRYCE

    Photographer, blogger and social media consultant Jonathan Daniel Pryce photographed a new beard every day for 100 days in the streets of London back in 2012. The beautiful shots taken over the 100 day period have been immortalized in Jonathan’s book, 100 beards 100 days. 

    100beards.bigcartel.com

     
  6. DOGDAY CITY BOWL SESSIONS 

    Beautiful shots by Hugh Holland of Tony Alva and Stacey Peralta using recycled 35mm movie film during skating’s more pure days in the 70s 

    This one’s for you Matt. 

     
  7. CANDY PUNK 

    Samplings from one of my favourite illustrators, Rik Lee. 

    Rik lives and draws in Melbourne, Australia. He has worked for a range of clients including American Express, Nylon, Puma, Wired, Vodaphone, Telstra, Vibe, Vice, Dotti, Clandestine Industries, Hurley, Honour Over Glory and Stussy. He works with grey lead pencils, textas, water colours and his PC. 

     
  8. Graphik H

    Some of the raddest images I have seen in a while. Sammy and Mary, a little Ricki Hall thrown in there for you ;-)

    http://graphikh.tumblr.com/

     
  9. JUST FRECKLES 

     
  10. ANOUK GRIFFIOEN  

    A beautifully talented Dutch artist that creates black and white charcoal and pencil drawings, which seem to bridge fashion photography and art - varying from life-size to overwhelmingly colossal. 

    Anouk’s website captures it perfectly by saying that the great depth, complexity and attraction of her artwork is illustrated and enhanced by the effect of her black and white charcoal and pencil drawings. Her lifelike method of depiction lends them great expressivity. Anouk is capable of committing the invisible and unreal to paper, all the while making it seem like reality to the observer.

    Keep an eye out for some of her upcoming work