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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 and we liked his photos enough to post them here in this new One Roll.

Keep in mind this is the entire roll Christopher shot on his disposable camera. Hopefully this is just more proof that your camera matters less than your creativity. Go shoot, you might surprise yourself.

What Youth: Who are you? 

I’m a 26 year old photographer with a curiosity complex and an obsession with documenting the world around me.

Where are you from?

I’m originally from a small one-square mile town on Long Island called Sea Cliff. It’s a suburban, hippie, beach community filled with extremely talented artists, musicians, skaters, surfers, BMX riders etc.. So growing up, I was always surrounded by talented creative people. In the beginning of September 2014 I packed up my car with two of my friends and took some time to drive cross country and explore things we’ve never seen before. After a lot of partying, camping, and near death experiences I wound up in Venice Beach where I lived out of my car for a while but now have an apartment in Mar Vista.


Photography, film cameras, salt water, paint on pavement, paint on clothing, paint on skin, macaroni and cheese (at least three strong cravings for it daily), my golden retriever, my family and friends, my sisters (soon to be) new born son, dirty hair, dirty people, high fives, cursing, mosh pits, drinking, exploring, adventuring, tattoos, necklaces, rings, ripped shirts, silence, noise, thunderstorms, writing, reading, whiskey, leather jackets, hats, tie-dye, temptation, spontaneity, bison (not in burger form), breaking glass, collaging, garage sales, trampolines, jumping off.. anything, bad drawings, middle fingers, people who stay up late, dive bars, cheap beer, head scarves, sunglasses, bare feet, girls with accents, loud live music, meeting new people, forgetting new people, pineapple socks.

Do you have any photography experience? 

I started shooting seriously in my sophomore year of high school. The school had a darkroom so I learned on my Pentax K1000 and shot strictly black and white 35mm film. At the end of my senior year I had a gallery in my school show casing my work from that year — it was a documentary series about the surf culture in New York. After that, it was “time to go to college and pursue a real career” so I unfortunately put down my camera for a little while. Five attempts at college later (dropping out of three and being politely asked to leave two) I started working maintenance, but also began using my cameras again. An ex-girlfriend had given me a Fujifilm instax a few years ago and receiving that is what reminded me how much I love to document life through photography. Now I have a treasure chest in my room filled to the top with polaroids and instax images. Eventually, I went back to school. I took a one year conservatory program at the New York Film Academy and learned everything I needed to know about digital photography and the rest is history.

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One Roll: In-between with Craig and Ryan Nate Lawrence’s black and white roll on the road for Thomas Campbell’s new film

It takes a lot of work to create the beautiful films and shiny imagery that Thomas Campbell and Nate Lawrence are after on a trip like this. But we all know there’s a lot more going on during these trips. The hotel room beers, the naps, the transit, the trips to the city etc. And…

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One Roll: Sammy Boo Reynolds We put Dane’s son to work…again

Dane Reynolds didn’t grow up around a lot of kids. We learned this during filming of his Fairly Normal. But that was surprising because he’s such a natural dad now. Sammy is a little ball of energy living in a surreal reality I know fascinates the hell out of all of us. The animals. The…

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One Roll 025: Colin Moran The best photo journalism starts by being there

Colin Moran is mostly known as a good surfer from Newport Beach. Actually he has one of our favorite styles out there right now, and starred in our short film Everything’s Wrong but in the Right Place last summer. And it really feels like he’s just getting going. He recently sent us this roll of film,…

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One Roll 024: Sydney by Nick Green After the Vans Park Series with Raven Tershy, Ronnie Sandoval, Grant Taylor, and more

Nick Green is a photographer and filmmaker and friend of ours. He recently sent us a batch of photos that somewhat aimlessly ended up on a roll of film he shot while in Sydney during the Vans Park Series. “I went to Sydney with no real plans, he told us. I just wanted to party and chill…

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One Roll 023: Steve Rowe When We Were Young Show at The Observatory

A couple different generations collided in Costa Mesa, CA over the weekend. With a lineup that included ’90s and noughties emo-ish bands like AFI, Morrissey, Descendants, Taking Back Sunday, Saves the Day, Alkaline Trio and The Get Up Kids, as well as modern acts like Sheer Mag, Sunflower Bean, Beach Fossils and tons more, several…

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

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…

One Roll 021: Michael Cukr Japan to Bangkok to Australia and back with some of your favorites including Chippa and Ozzie

Last year we did some traveling. And Michael Cukr did a serious portion of it himself. He recently fired up his scanner and found some film from the journeys. This full roll of film was snapped during a 3-legged monster of travel that included Japan, Bangkok, and Australia. And once in Australia we went to…

One Roll 020: Michael Cukr When the What Youth parking lot caught fire, backstage at HQ and us shipping the Dylan Issue

I woke up this morning and everything said 2016 sucked. And fuck, at times it most certainly did. We lost a lot of great this year. But if there’s nothing else you get out of checking out our site, mags or vids, is that, well, thats’ part of this shark fight called life. It’s how…

One Roll 019: Tom Carey One unedited roll of film shot behind the scenes on the North Shore

The North Shore is a bizarre and beautiful place. On the surface it can look like a surf mecca with tourists, bystanders and a few sprinkles of international professional surfers and locals — not unlike any surf town. But upon closer inspection, it is one the most authentic surf experiences on the planet. And the…

One Roll 018: Sweden and Norway A roll of film shot by Michael Cukr

Next month we’ll be premiering a new film we made from this trip through Scandinavia. We brought all sorts of boards: some surf, some snow, some skate and even more jackets. Chippa Wilson, Jake Blauvelt, Keegan Valaika and Louif Paradis bundled up with us and wandered through the all-day light. And our very own Michael Cukr fired…

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One Roll 017: The Copenhagen Open Shot and captioned by Jordan Brown

Every year all of skating’s best descend on Copenhagen. Jordan Brown was there running around with his trusty point and shoot and a roll of film. This is what he got. For more of his photography, check it out here. Click the gallery for full screen and captions by Jordan.

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One Roll 016: From the Mentawais A roll of film shot on the boat by Scott Chenoweth

The voyage out to the Mentawais from Padang was rough. We set sail with a batch of fresh faces including Soli Bailey, Ian Crane, Colin Moran, Kai Hing, Luke Hynd and Zak Condon. We left for the crossing straight into a storm with gusts so strong they snapped one of the ropes holding up the main…

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