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Ed Templeton | Hairdos of Defiance Event

Saturday March 17th marked the release of Ed Templeton's new photo book, Hairdos of Defiance. To celebrate this publication, Roberts Projects gallery in Los Angeles, CA hosted a photo exhibition, highlighting prints from the book. Many were in attendance, including famed director/producer Judd Apatow. Our friend, Morgnar was there to document the event. Congratulations on the new book Ed.



RVCAloha Advocate Interviews (Pt. 2) | Who's your all-time favorite person to watch surf Pipeline?

During RVCAloha we asked our Advocates who is their favorite person is to watch surf Pipeline. With local knowledge from Advocates like Danny Fuller, Tyler Newton, and Dustin Barca, to a historical perspective via Herbie Fletcher, some legendary names emerge time and time again.

Who's your favorite person to watch surf Pipeline?

Video features: Kona Oliveira, Legend and Mananalu, Dustin Barca, Yuri Goncalves, Nathan Strom, Tyler Newton, David Choe, Christian Fletcher, Danny Fuller, Rico Jimenez, Curren Caples, Shane Borland, Herbie Fletcher, and Zak Noyle.


Ed Templeton | Hairdos of Defiance

ANP Artist, Ed Templeton's latest photography book, "Haridos of Defiance" will be released this Saturday, March 17, 2008 in conjunction with his photo exhibition at Roberts Projects in Los Angeles. Join Ed, Deanna and the Deadbeat Club for night of art, photography, and free vegan ice cream.

To order the book visit Deadbeat Club Press.

* Below is an excerpt from Deadbeat Club's site

An explosion of spiked fluorescent pink hair precariously balanced atop a young girl’s head, eyes painted black in the shape of an Egyptian goddess, slender neck choked by a black leather dog collar ringed with metal thorns, a ripped-up t-shirt barely concealing the flesh of her breasts: it had the same shocking effect on a family walking along London’s King’s Road in 1977 as it did on the explorers encountering the Pawnee Indians in 1541, something exotic and strange to behold. Having a punk hairstyle was a way to spit in the eye of polite society, to rebel and depart from the prevailing fashion trends. It was an emblem of non-conformity and a hairdo of defiance - until it wasn’t.

—Excerpt from "On Mohawks" by Ed Templeton

From Disneyland to Detroit, Spokane to Scotland, Hairdos of Defiance highlights Templeton’s encounters with iconic punk-rock plumage across two decades and two continents. Shot on film, the portraits in Hairdos of Defiance track this ubiquitous expression of individuality on friends and strangers.

In the accompanying essay On Mohawks, Templeton reflects on the evolution of the mohawk, from its origins in indigenous culture to its emergence as a punk identifier, to its co-option by the mainstream, to its significance in his own life as an outsider kid growing up in suburbia.

This hardcover book features 62 photographs, printed in an edition of 1,500. Hairdos of Defiance serves as the catalogue for Templeton’s eponymous solo exhibition at Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, on view March 17 - April 21, 2018.


Betet, Bali and Friends

Betet Merta getting barreled in Bali and beyond with his friends.

Video: Lancifer

Music: Rain Tears - "Bruce I'm on Fire"


RVCAloha Advocate Interviews | Part 1

What do you love about coming to the North Shore? Here's Part 1 of our 3-part video interview series shot during our RVCAloha event on the North Shore of Oahu. The series features RVCA’s deep roster of legendary artists, surf, sport, skate and women’s advocates, recounting their favorite things they admire about Hawaii. When you throw Christian Fletcher amongst Estevan Oriol or Matty Matheson next to Dustin Barca, you truly have the balance of opposites. Stay tuned for part 2 of this video series.


Jason Polydor | RVCA Sport

Jason Polydor (Bordeaux, FRA), 26, first got the gloves on 6 years ago, with no goal or serious training ahead. 6 years in the making, 19 fights under his belt (including 4 in Thailand) and 15 wins, he's now headed to the 2018 French Nationals on March 10 and 11, 2018. A professional fireman, henceforth a dedicated Muay Thai and K1 fighter, Jason has worked hard both in and out of the ring to become one of France's rising talents. Boosted by his beloved family, supported by RVCA Sport for over a year now, and surrounded by a supportive crew of trainers & gyms… Introducing Jason Polydor.

Film & Edit >> BVidéo / Clement Bernagaud

Music >> Mirrors by UTAH


RVCAloha | Advocate Interviews at Off the Wall House

Here's a teaser for our upcoming 3-part video interview series shot during their RVCAloha event on the North Shore of Oahu. The series features our deep roster of legendary artists, surf, sport, skate and women’s advocates, recounting their favorite things they admire about Hawaii. When you throw Christian Fletcher amongst Estevan Oriol or Matty Matheson next to Dustin Barca, you truly have the balance of opposites. Stay tuned for part 1 of this video series.


Byron Bay Surf Festival 2018

RVCA is proud to have supported the 2018 Byron Bay Surf Festival. Over the four day festival RVCA supported a range of different events that celebrated surf culture and the arts.

Opening the festival with the Thursday night opening of ‘KUSP’, a collaboration of works from RVCA Advocate Ari Browne, Josh Keogh & JJ Stanbrook that exhibited finless surfboards, acrylic paintings and 35mm photography at the RVCA Back Gallery.

This lead into the short film premiere of ‘Portal’ on Friday night that was shot & edited by JJ Stanbrook - a work of art in its own rights. In terms of the show, the short film acts as the glue that binds experience to surfboard, surfboard to place, and painting to surfboard.

The film also gave the trio an opportunity to tell a story of adventure, fun, and of course, lordish behaviour.

Stanbrook’s knack for story telling and humour are at work as he depicts a washed up idiot, Ari Browne, who, plays himself a he minces around the exotic Moroccan coastline. Lastly the film showcases the exceptional performance attributes of the ten finless surfboards.

And lastly RVCA had a strong contingent of surfers from all over the world including Alex Knost (USA) & Jordan Griffin (NZ) who joined Australian RVCA Advocates Ellis Ericsson, Ari Browne, Raffy Browne & Gus O’Malley.

Knots turning on a show over the four days walking away as winner of three events including the Free Radicals Expression Session, the Log Invitational as well as the marquee event for the weekend - The McTavish Trim.

Photos: Delon Issacs

Video & Edit: Jackson O’Brien


DISTRACTOR | RECORD RELEASE SHOW

SATURDAY MARCH 10TH, DISTRACTOR will be having a show to celebrate the release of their new record. Bring your shovel and join the show at The Wayfarer in Costa Mesa, CA. $5 entrry, 21 and up. Bring some extra cash to participate in their silent action to win a brand new tractor!


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