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On today’s menu: Vickers Bicycle, Meyerbuilt Metalworks, and the Balmain Boat Company.

 

Build Your Own Rowboat :: via Wall Street Journal
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Vickers Bicycle Company

 

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On today’s menu: driving gloves from Autodromo, trailer from the New York Bicycle Film Festival, a video about The Wedge, an axe, a jet bike, BMD Design Helmets, and a stealth pavilion.

 
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Visually tasty morsels delivered fresh everyday. Videos only today. Including my favorite motorcycle company form India, a renovated double-decker bus, a Deus mechanic, an innovative surfboard recycling initiative, and some snowman riding a Honda C90 motorcycle through the Arctic Circle in winter.

 
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The Daily Deluxe :: 20 February 2013

 

LeRoy Grannis, Duncan Davidson, Lamborghini Miura, Dwayne Vance, PistonBrew, Normandy Motorcycles, Wrecked Metals, Petrolicious.

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Today’s Menu: Sarah Lee, Ian Sutton, Suck My Shovel, Ben Cooper, John Krsteski.

 

Dipping Into December – Sara Lee :: Previously on Megadeluxe

Dipping Into December
Dipping Into December :: Sarah Lee
Dipping Into December
Dipping Into December

“I’m attracted to underwater photography in the ocean because of the lack control I have in such a massive body of water and it’s constant state of change in the lighting, water clarity, currents, surf, etc. It’s somewhere where you have to be completely switched on and be able to adapt to anything it throws at you.”
– sarah lee

 

Jorge Lorenzo – ’12 MotoGP World Champion by J. Krsteski :: Previously on Megadeluxe

Jorge Lorenzo – 2012 MotoGP World Champion :: John Krsteski

 

Custom Triumph By Ian Sutton :: Upcoming Interview

Custom Triumph By Ian Sutton
Custom Triumph By Ian Sutton
Custom Triumph By Ian Sutton

“The bike registers as a ’63 triumph because of the frame but the engine is a 1976 Triumph Bonneville T140V 750cc. Bought it as a complete non-running already hard-tailed chopper monstrosity (think spike bolts all over and plasticky looking chrome crap).
 
All the stuff I made was done with the hand tools and oxy acetylene torch I already had for my bicycle frame building. Mostly made of 16ga 4130 steel plate that I very crudely hammered into shape.”
– ian sutton

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Chris dropped me a line about a new video about his life as a photographer. Chris was one of the first photographers whose work we featured here at MD. He packs a lot of talent in his 24 years.

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Brian Bielmann has been shooting for 35 years. In this TED video he talks about his career and his passion for surfing and surf photography – especially under the water.

Pass It On: Brian Bielmann

Pass It On: Brian Bielmann

“Just imagine you’re underwater, and surfboard fins are whizzing by your head, or you’re watching a wave pass you and it’s dentonating on the reef…just exploding…or even surfers wiping out, and they’re just flying through the air…flying through clouds of massive energy…and it’s all just fingertips away from me.”
– brian bielmann on shooting underwater

Pass It On: Brian Bielmann

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Morgan Maassen is a 21 year old photographer, filmmaker, and artist. Regarding his photos…wow.

Morgan Maassen :: Photographer (1)

Morgan Maassen :: Photographer (2)

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“Surfing has been a great catalyst for exploring the world. It’s introduced me to some of my closest friends, been a staple in my photography and filmmaking work and is such an amazing sport to partake in. Just surfing alone or with just a few friends—there is nothing like it. Such a privilege”
– morgan maassen (via liquid salt)

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Surreal and powerful, Sarah Lee’s photos are getting a lot of attention lately. Sarah discusses her self-taught profession, what it’s like to give up control to the ocean, and the meaning and attitude of the word “stoke.”

Sarah Lee

Sarah Lee

Sarah Lee

“I’m attracted to underwater photography in the ocean because of the lack control I have in such a massive body of water and it’s constant state of change in the lighting, water clarity, currents, surf, etc. It’s somewhere where you have to be completely switched on and be able to adapt to anything it throws at you.”
– sarah lee

 

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Mickey Smith on the hollow waves of his local slab in Ireland, getting hammered on the nug, and why photography has always felt like a natural extension of the way he looks at the world.

Interview with Mickey Smith :: Surf Photographer + Filmmaker
Interview with Mickey Smith :: Surf Photographer + Filmmaker

“I love swimming amongst the waves, I love riding waves, they both feel fulfilling in different ways. Shooting heavy waves swimming around in the impact zone is really challenging mentally and physically. You have to be so switched on to walk away unscathed with some special photographs.”
– mickey smith

About:
My name is Mickey Smith, I work with cameras and I’m a pirate from Penzance.

You say in your film, “I never set out to become anything in particular…” Was photography a calling, or something you backed into?
Photography has always felt like a natural extension of the way I look at the world. I love disappearing into the shadows and observing the world come and go through a lens. It was never a career path or career move, it just evolved and is still evolving for me.

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Darkside of The Lens…why did you decide to make this film?
I made this film for my sister Cherry, who sadly passed away. She was my biggest supporter through thick and thin and she would always ask to hear about my own stories and motivations rather than wanting to read about the people I was off photographing. So I wrote it in her name, for Cherry, so her sons could see how much she inspired me to live this life and the opportunities I have had to the full.

Mickey Smith :: Surf Photographer + Filmmaker

Your narration on this film is poetic…how did this come about?
It just came naturally through notes and ramblings I guess, I can’t really remember to be honest, but I culled a whole load of weird shit out in the edit that for sure.

Regarding the soundtrack on your film, which came first: the narration or the music?
The narrative came first, the song was in my head and came naturally after, I recorded it in one night after a bottle of vodka with my friends Nat and Wilbot laughing at me.

Mickey Smith :: Surf Photographer + Filmmaker

Tell me about this line, “…I see life in angles and lines of perspective, a slight turn of the head, the blink of an eye, subtle glimpses of magic…”
It’s just the way my eyes and my brain works I guess. I’m always crickin my neck to find a way to see things that seems beautiful to me. I like to celebrate the little details all around us.
 
 
What it’s like to shoot in the water?
I love swimming amongst the waves, I love riding waves, they both feel fulfilling in different ways. Shooting heavy waves swimming around in the impact zone is really challenging mentally and physically. You have to be so switched on to walk away unscathed with some special photographs. You have to be able to deal with fear in both rationale and abstract ways to stay in position. It’s a completely unique method of photography. It’s hard to explain, but it’s fun and I love it.

Interview with Mickey Smith :: Surf Photographer + Filmmaker

How has where you surf defined your photography?
I like hollow waves, so I am always looking for those kind of waves to capture my imagination.

“Any session where you have to suck it up to get out there and be ready to take a really scary wave on the head and have everything taken out of your control. That sickly helpless feeling of getting caught out never changes for me.”

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I have this saying, “Cute don’t cut it.” I use it all the time with my son when he’s trying to pull a fast one. But like this video of a surfing bookmark, sometimes you just gotta ride the wave of cuteness.

Much Better Now :: By Salon Alpin

“A bookmark is stuck in a forgotten book that is one day knocked over by wind. It experiences its environment by surfing the pages that turn in to ocean-waves, enjoying the ride of its life. As the book cover closes light reveals new challenges.”

+ Source: Much Better Now :: By Salon Alpin
 
 

New 5’6″ surfboard from Deus Indonesia. Shaped by Ryan Burch.

Surfboard :: Paralesogram By Deus Indonesia

Surfboard :: Paralesogram By Deus Indonesia

Surfboard :: Paralesogram By Deus Indonesia

Surfboard :: Paralesogram By Deus Indonesia

“Deus started as a motorcycle company. but here in Bali, the Temple of Enthusiasm was started by surfers. We build our surfboards here much like we our build motorcycles. Fully custom. Completely in-house. Classic and modern.”

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