Living out west it’s always a bit of a blur when visiting home, especially around the holidays. Running from one event to the next I often don’t stop to smell the roses, or poinsettias! I did however find a few hours to sneak into the city for a rip ride with some old and new friends. Couldn’t help but parody this clip after capturing some Philadelphia vibes on the drive-by.
Nick Zegel is a designer currently living in Long Beach, CA via Philadelphia, PA. This blog serves as a playground for original work, photographs, ideas, doodling and inspiration.
As a kid I spent endless hours poring over surf magazines filled with images of Hawaii’s North Shore. Photographs of the world’s best surfers riding the world’s best waves were burned into my mind. I had the chance to visit nearly a decade ago after finishing college but it was the Summer and the waves were nowhere to be found. My recent trip in December was different. While most everyone with North Shore experience was lamenting over the small swell I found myself in the line-up, adrenaline rushing, catching some of the best waves of my life. While there is no photographic evidence of said waves here is a clip from post-surf skate sessions at the North Shore park and some moments captured on film while safely on land…including my college roommate’s amazing wedding ceremony in Kailua. Aloha Alex & Gena!
1. TITLE – The Tidal Flow of Yes & No
2. MEDIUM – Terry Cloth, Vinyl, Chain-link Fence, Polyester / Spandex Blend.
3. PRICE – $600
4. Flags Context – Imagine each life experience as a pool. Jump in, swim around a bit & get out! The pool, serving as a metaphor to illustrate and elaborate on the challenges and complexities of growing up, allows Zegel to speak candidly and intimately about life. Informed by regular visits to public pools, an interest in mid-century architecture & a passion for skateboarding, the idea of a swimming pool allows the artist to compartmentalize life; one pool at a time.
Captured on film, developed with chemicals, stored on hard drives, archived on the blog…these are frames from Summertime 2016. A trip to San Diego, on tour with BOYTOY, an Arizona weekend filled with skateboarding and football, and a couple snaps from Long Beach.