Editor’s Note: There just aren’t enough things in life like Nate Lawrence. Which is unfortunate, because he fucking rules..at everything. Especially photography. It’s a big reason he was our first choice when deciding who we were bringing into this mess of indie creation. He knew what was in store. And we needed his enthusiasm. There also isn’t anyone else we’d have a better time enjoying life on the road with. This series will be a little window into his world and photography.
Nate Lawrence: “I’ve recently gone through every single one of my hard drives in an attempt to clean up the mess I’ve created since high school. I’m now 31. It was quite a mess. That means for about 15 years the only constant thing in my life has been photography. Well, and surfing. But that feels different.
But what I also realized is that I used to take really shit photos. I still do now, but in 2006 I got really psyched on golden reflector photography. I brought it to Morocco and shot some portraits using it. The results were hideous. But no one ever told me. And I guess that’s the great thing about photography: you can do your own thing, it’s on you. And as long as you don’t go too far off the deep end with your experiments or piss too many people off, you’ll always be allowed back in.
This here photo is the one image that really jumped at me while choosing my first photo for “Photo Credit.” And the only reason for that is because I know I’ll never get tired of looking at this image. And that’s a hard thing to find, something that stands the test of time. And I’ll prove that to you next week by choosing an image from the golden reflector months!”