Every year is the same, again. We heading to the south west of France, for the biggest soul-bike-surf meeting . Here the recap of this year.
Earlier this year, in NYC , I was lucky to spend a rainy morning with Rmell. Was not the best timing for skateboarding, but at least I got the opportunity to test the new Brand of my friend Olivier : ANYWAYS.
ANYWAYS offers a new life to vintage pieces by reworking cut, stitching and details using durable materials with prints made directly in PARIS and guess what : It's available only on INSTAGRAM
Photography & words by Sebastien Zanella
Every year, a group of wild humans decide to own the desert
for the love of freedom & friendship.
And for what they call the Grizzly Ride
Photography by Sebastien Zanella
Antoine, got a pretty special personality, sometimes he is weird as fuck, and sometimes…. Incredibly talented. This video resume perfectly the talent of Antoine, to, first, skate well, and also, be always in front of creative minds.
Directed by : Killian Lassablière and Antoine Plainfossé
Editor : Martin Pierret
Skater : Antoine Plainfossé
Cinematographer : Killian Lassablière
Music Composer : Maxime Hervé
Sound Designer : Valerian Ponsero
AC : Eva Jiang, Tristan Tilagone
Additional filming : Jonayd Cherifi
Graphic Designer : Nigi Chiang
Supported by : Desillusion, Anyways, Undun Footwear
You know maybe already Antoine Plainfosse . Each time I'm in Paris, I try to connect with this wild human, to explore the city of lights. This time It's Luke Paige, an incredible & young photographer , that team with Antoine for a stunning serie , featuring some of our "Death of cool" apparel. Enjoy.
In a subculture where everybody claim freedom, it’s funny to see how you easely hated, just because your different. Ben is one of them ; Hated, and different. And that’s mainly why I love him, and I asked him to spend a day with me, cruising around L.A. discovering his new playground since he left england.
And what I discovered with him, it’s that sometimes been hated by the crowd, is the only true meaning of being different & creative.
( sorry for my french )
Text & photography Sebastien Zanella
Well, let's start with a lie.This portfolio of Sasha Golyanova was not shot in Russia, but in Bali, Indonesia. In my defense, the subject here Nikita Avdeev ( & the photographer ) is from Russia and it's enough to justify the title.
Let’s start again…Nikita, is a young prodigy supported by Anker company, the first surf related brand from Russia. So, you see? the title says everything. Need to say more ?
If I had to hate someone for an unfair reason, it would be Lucas Werner for sure. At just 19 years old, he is everything I love about skateboarding, art and photography : A mix between innocence and arrogance. Far away from the hype, and so close to the soul.
Here Lucas shares with us some captured moments from his latest trip to Japan with a friend of his, and the result is... unfair. enjoy.
Sometimes early morning doesn’t look the same. Every stars are perfectly align, and the sun is ready to rise. It was one of this morning, when I was lucky to share the first light with the RVCA women team - Jess Bouvier, Margaux Arramon-Tucoo and Emilie Libier .
It was only few waves, only few hours, but sometimes it's enough to keep the summer alive.
A month ago, I was lucky to spend some time with a crew of local skateboarder in Singapore.
It was fascinating to see that wherever you are on the planet, skateboarding still share the same value of friendship and creativity. And yeah..it was really hot.
By Sebastien Zanella
"Thanks to Tudor Watches, This year I was able to shoot the Wheels & Waves, in Biarritz / France . Here a recap of what o have seen, and waht I have feel. See you next year Vincent & all the people I met there. " S.Zanella
Young and uprising director Gabriel Novis, followed Desillusion creator Sebastien Zanella, through his journey across USA earlier this year. They discuss about everything but mostly we discover who is the man behind Desillusion .
“so, here you are
too foreign for home
too foreign for here.
never enough for both.”
— Ijeoma Umebinyuo
Muse : Marie-Laure Daillut / le-monde-est-a-nous.net
Director : Sebastien Zanella
Sound Design : Delvinder Signh
Thanks to Eastpak
"The desert is our troubled state. It is the dwelling place of our demons. This is a land of illusions and thin air, the vision is so cleared at times that the truth itself is deceptive." —John C. Van Dyke, The Desert, 1901
Directed, filmed & edited by Sebastien Zanella
Tabernas Desert, Spain
Supported by Scrambler Ducati
Read the story in META Volume 008 - Available at readmeta.com
Sebastien Zanella, Just spend a day with the two most fun women in the surf world : Kassia Meador & Lola Mignot at world class surf Spot Rincon. Enjoy.
And don't forget to head over : https://kassiasurf.com/ To Discover the beautiful world of Kassia.
"I grew up on Vancouver Island (Canada) and now live on its western shores in Tofino. I admire the power of the area and the effect it has on the people who call this place home. I, however, am not quite ready to do the same. I still love to travel and experience beauty in all its worldly forms. That’s probably why I’m not comfortable labelling myself. I take photos of surfing, but I’m not just a surf photographer. I draw inspiration from other fields into my work in the hope of it not becoming labelled. Whether it’s people, places or passions, I want simple descriptions like “surf photo” or “nature shot” to fall short. I think that’s when my work becomes art."
"I am Friedjof, 29, skateboarding photographer living in Hanover, Germany.
Skateboarding, photography and travelling are playing a prominent role in my life.
All these things clear the way for my daily routine and create space for creativity.
Through photography I am able to communicate without actually talking which I personally really like.
Enough said. Let the photos speak for themselves."
More photos of mine on www.feye-photography.com
"Seven pictures with seven different perspective : Skaters & countries but they all have some things in common, the same deep passion, the one that keep us motivated to go explore and push ourself more & more everyday.
No matter who you are or what’s your style, we just keep going and pushing for the same reason….love of Skateboarding.
Shinya Masuda - Osaka, Japan
Kevin Vu - Phuket, Thaïlande
Lucas Puig & Flo Mirtain - Toulouse, France
Hélas Crew (max Frion, Lucas Puig, Stephen Khou, Dan Leung, Brian Peacock ) - Shanghai , China