Surfing, Skateboarding, Music, Photography, Travel, Culture and general antics of the youth on the run.

One Roll 022: From Gerry’s Place Nate Leal shoots the faces who pass through the Volcom House on the North Shore

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I was recently walking along the houses on the North Shore, each with it’s own hum of humans drinking and eating and blasting music beneath the starry sky. The place feels like a movie set, somehow well lit, even at night in the dark, the parts you need to see are lit. As I listened and watched the people intermingle, I was happily surprised at just how raw the place still is every winter. Filled with wild men from all over the world and all the girls they can lure into the backyard. It’s fucking beautiful.

Photographer Nate Leal found himself with a roll of film at ground zero, the Gerry Lopez Volcom house. He snapped this roll and it gives a glimpse at the beautiful chaotic harmony of characters and fun that takes place on the porch.

Click below to see the entire roll: 

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One Roll 012: Olya Matvieieva Holding still on the East Coast

Olya Matvieieva has been submitting photos to us since we started What Youth and they’ve always especially caught our eye. They are calm, still, rich in color and always shot on film — all rare and charming qualities in a world gone completely mad and hurried and digital. Her photos silently shout. And appear to exist in…

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One Roll 011: What Youth Japan Behind the scenes of our trip to Japan by Jordan Brown

We recently wrapped up a trip to Japan with Kevin Terpening, Peter Ramondetta, Ishod Wair and Raven Tershy. The trip was photographed by Arto Saari and legendary Japanese skater and photog Rip Zinger. You’ll see those photos in What Youth Issue 13 coming in December. But since the trip was supported by Monster and team…

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One Roll 010 California for the summer with Giovanni Corabi

Giovanni Corabi emailed us recently and  included a roll of film he shot in California, which you’ll find below. Thats’ all he did. But it turns out the photos are really good. Just beautiful photos. Check em out. And remember this could be you. Hit us up, blow our mind. And now meet Giovanni. WHAT…

One Roll 009: Nate Tyler in California Roll(s) shot by Michael Cukr

We tricked Nate Tyler into letting us come stay with him at his beautiful home in Central California a few weeks ago. We told him we’d make a video about him (which we did), but really, we just wanted to hang with him and his beautiful family in his lovely hometown. It really is where…

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One Roll 008: San Francisco with Dane Roll shot by Kai Neville, circa 2011

It’s crazy how a single roll of film can mean so much. We recently came across this one that Kai shot during a spontaneous trip to SF with Dane Reynolds. Dane was surfing in the Rip Curl Search in SF and we had just quit our jobs and were trying to make What Youth a…

ONE ROLL 007: Darren Ankenman New York in Spring

Darren Ankenman has become an in-house favorite. We recently filmed, hungout, interviewed and featured him for What Youth Issue 11 — which, while we’re on the subject is what we will be celebrating all week with glimpses into the pages, more information, teases and giveaways and hopefully some reasons for you to buy it and…

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One Roll 006: Filming for Brother Nate Lawrence’s film from Indonesia

There was a Phantom camera. Two RED cameras. Two action photographers. Dino’s friend with a Handy cam. 14 iPhones. And Nate Lawrence’s Olympus point and shoot. Which is what you see here. Simple camera. Real photos. On film. With a date stamp! And definitely worth a scroll. Most of these photos are taken from our…

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One Roll 005 Nate Lawrence in West Oz for Cluster

Nate Lawrence shot this roll of film in Western Australia while the boys were filming for Cluster. Creed, Craig, Noa, Chippa and Ryan were all posted up in the wilderness with a pizza oven and days were filled hitting slabs once they went onshore. One film roll, no edits.

One Roll 004: Christopher Krieb Winner of our Remember What Youth camera giveaway

We recently gave away 10 disposable What Youth film cameras via our Instagram (@whatyouth) in our #Rememberwhatyouth contest. The contest was aimed at sifting through the sea of amateur photographs on Instagram in hopes of delivering a real camera to some of you to show us your world for real. One of those people was Christopher Krieb…

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One Roll 003 An entire roll of film by Hamish Humphreys from Indonesia

Checking out photos once they’re edited, doctored up, color corrected, Instagrammed and Photoshopped is one thing. But what happens when you shoot an actual roll of film and put it up as is? That’s what we wanted to do with this department. It’s not very often you get the chance the see the whole roll, in all it’s…

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One Roll 002 Nate Lawrence in the Canary Islands for Cluster

Checking out photos once they’re edited, doctored up, color corrected, Instagrammed and Photoshopped is one thing. But what happens when you shoot an actual roll of film and put it up as is? That’s what we wanted to do with this department. It’s not very often you get the chance the see the whole roll,…

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One Roll 001 Nate Lawrence’s black and white film roll from Indo

It’s not very often you get the chance the see the whole roll, in all it’s raw beauty.