Met up with Jessie Highlander to snap some photos in Downtown LA.
The morning started with a coffee before our call time of 6:30AM at REBEL8 HQ. We headed up to the Angeles National Forest. When we got up there the light was so epic. We made our way into the mountains through vast and windy roads, finally ending up at a random cafe. We then continued on our search for good shoot locations.
Photos by Linnea Stephan
We had the opportunity to swing by Aftermath Entertainment and check it out. We dropped off some new REBEL8 and hung out for a bit. Here are some photos.
Lots of stuff going on last week over here at R8HQ; design meetings, ice cream, retired Vans, and Brett turned 30!
Britt Nicole came by REBEL8 yesterday to model our very popular leggings and Summer side tie tank.
Madison and I have been trying to shoot since last Summer! I finally got the chance to shoot her last week. Here are some photos.
Hit sales@REBEL8.com if you want to carry REBEL8 in your shop. We are now prebooking Spring '16. Don't sleep!
Willow came by my studio in Long Beach last Friday to shoot. We went over to the Acres of Books for some lifestyle shots.
Reza and I headed out to the Los Angeles Arts District.
Ran into the Mayor of Skid Row, Pepper.
Here are some photos from last weekend's Warped Tour.
Alysha Nett & Mike Fuentes.
Mike Fuente's Pierce The Veil Warped Tour Truth x REBEL8 Drum Kit.
The kit came out killer.
Someone thinks I'm important.
Lunch at Tony's Pizzaria.
Pierce The Veil is the headlining act for this year's Warped Tour.
This fucking guy.
Kingston photos, words by Joshy.
After yesterday's slurpee mission we grabbed some food and found a really big pink wall.
It's a hot day in LA today. Picked up Erin and headed to Melrose to get some slurpees. Originally tried to find Slush Puppies, but I don't think they exist anymore. Regardless, we killed some of this heat with some a good 'ol wild cherry.
While in town for Ink N Iron, Jamey Jasta, lead singer of Hatebreed, stopped by R8HQ for a quick visit and tour. Joshy's episode of Jasta's podcast drops soon!
Graham and I met up in Silverlake to shoot REBEL8's "I Want You" capsule.
Yesterday I went over to Long Beach Museum of Art to visit my buddy Greg Simkins AKA Craola. He, amongst many other artists, are currently doing installations at the museum. As part of Pow Wow Long Beach, it will be really awesome to see the final result of all the participating artists. Be sure to check out the event on June 26th.
Kyle from Proper Barbershop came thru R8 to clean up some of the dudes.
Jayme Foxx came thru REBEL8 HQ to hunt for gluten free donuts. She found some at Kettleglazed Doughnuts. Happy National Donut Day!
Kacy came by for a quick visit all the way from Canada. We've been friends for a while now. I showed her around the HQ and took a couple shots before she bounced. I'll visit soon!
Met up with Nikki Howard in Santa Monica for some sunshine and a little under the pier lurkin'.
Tim came thru for a little skate sesh around the hood.
Sofles and Askew did an awesome mural of a Tahitian girl in the heart of Downtown.
Faith's wall was HUGE. She used the natural texture of the wall as a background.
Seth and a local unnamed Tahitian artist collaborated on this wall.
Jayme Foxx came by to say what up and shoot just a lil bit. Always a good time when she rolls through. Here is a sneak peek of REBEL8 Womens Summer '15.
Graham was introduced to me by my friend Amanda a couple weeks back. Fresh from Denver, CO, he has only been in LA for a month. Graham came thru R8HQ and we wandered around dirty South LA snapping photos. Here is a sneak peek of REBEL8 Summer '15.
Took a trip over to Burbank, CA to visit Jay Howell and Jim Dirschberger, the creators of Sanjay and Craig. The vibe going on at Nickelodeon HQ is pretty awesome; energetic, enthusiastic, and generally-stoked employees. Jay and Jim gave us a quick tour around both buildings.
Joshy spread the 8.
Sponge Bob lurked.
The original-original Sanjay and Craig drawing.
Jay Howell's office.
We sat in on a rough cut of a Sanjay and Craig episode that won't air until 2017. Hilarious!
A wizard is never late.
Went over to Frank's across the street for lunch.
Then back to Nick for more laughs.
Jay Howell & Jim Dirschberger.
I found Astrid via Instagram hashtag #REBEL8. I had to get her to shoot with us! We met up and wandered the streets of the [Los Angeles] Arts District & 4th Street Bridge.
Last week I stopped by Unbreakable Tattoo to visit my buddy Jim Sylvia. I've known Jim for years. We attended neighboring art schools back in Boston, MA. I've gotten a couple of tattoos from him when he worked at Union Electric. And after seeing his amazing work on this visit, I made an appointment for next month! Stay tuned.
Mike Giant's Jason Jesse Santa Cruz legends skateboard deck.
Here at the REBEL8 office we have a rad collection of skateboards that we produced in limited batches over the years. These killer skateboard deck designs don't get old.
Los Ochos, Skull Zinger, REBEL8 x FTC Collab.
Blacklight, Porn Star X-Rated, Web Deck.
Made in California.
Institutionalized, Logo Skateboard Deck, ?.
I get asked a lot of questions about what's in my bag. So take note, here is my current setup:
F-Stop Tilopa BC Camera Backpack
F-Stop Large Pro ICU (Inside Camera Bag)
F-Stop Large Gatekeepers Straps
Nikon 20mm 1.8
Sigma 24-70mm 2.8
Tokina 16-28mm 2.8
Apple MacBook Retina 13"
Incase Accessory Organizer
Incase GoPro Mono Kit
Vangaurd ALTA+ 224
GoPro Hero 4 Black
Model Allegra Nicole stopped by the REBEL8 Headquarters today to shoot some current & next season product of REBEL8 Womens. This was my second timing photographing Allegra. Our previous shoot was in her spot down in San Diego, CA. This time she came to Los Angeles, checked out the REBEL8 offices and worked directly with me in the in-house studio.
Paid a visit to Memoir Tattoo to meet up with artist Shawn Barber. Joshy has been friends with Shawn for years. Shawn actually worked at Everlasting Tattoo on Divisadero Street in San Francisco when Joshy ran REBEL8 out of his apartment next door. He did a killer job on the shop. Here are some photos.
Stopped by Formula Drift in Long Beach, CA. Watched some practice runs in the AM before the main event.
I've seen model Paizley on all the social media networks for months and always loved her vibe. We finally linked up for coffee at Blue Bottle in DTLA, then headed over to the LA river to shoot. The LA river is definitely one of my favorite places. Here are some photos. Thanks Paizley!
This was my first time shooting with model Nikki Howard. Since she is a Venice, CA local, I thought it would be cool to photograph her in her natural element. So we met up right near the boardwalk, grabbed some ice cream and ventured around the area and kind of just shot on the fly. It ended up being more of a hangout session rather than your standard photo shoot. Good times! Here are some photos.
Some of the REBEL8 crew went out to Bicycle Coffee for #FreeCoffeeFriday to check out the space. Can't beat free iced coffee on a hot LA day.
Took a trip up to San Francisco for Mike Giant's show. Such a rad show. So many drawings to look at alongside images by Jason Siegal with Giant's art over it. Decided while up there I might as well go to Yosemite!