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 raw beauty. Nate is brave, here’s another, and a few words on shooting it. —Travis
Every surf trip has it’s ups and downs. The waves. The direction. The winds. It’s never a for sure thing, but that’s what makes it so fun when you do score those special days. But score or not, the people you’re with makes all the difference. And documenting this Cluster film has been the funnest times I’ve ever had on the road. The Canaries had the worst waves of any trip during filming — but we had so much fun at video arcades, bowling, throwing rocks, drinking, singing Riff Raff songs and chasing our tail. Practically best trip ever.
So here’s 1 roll of film that I shot in the Canaries while filming for Cluster where we didn’t score any good waves. Would I trade good waves for being on a trip with 4 pricks? Never. —Nate Lawrence