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Life is a beach, literally, at least for photographer Morgan Maassen. Known for his unique and dreamy surf photos, Maassen truly has been around the world and back. While Maassen was born and raised in Santa Barbara, Calif., he rarely find himself in one place for long. Whether he’s photographing the likes of Kelly Slater in Portugal or trailblazing through the misty mountains of Chile, Maassen is always armed with camera in hand, ready to capture life’s beautiful and unusual.
Like most chefs, Matt Christianson prides himself on his delicately prepared dishes. However, chef Christianson not only dedicates endless care and attention to his meal preparations, but also places great value on the well-nurtured relationships he possesses with local farmers. Christianson currently holds the title of executive chef at the Urban Farmer Steakhouse in Portland, Oregon, where he excitedly shares his many years of experience learning how to unite his “love of working with farmers and local product with his affinity with for urban environment.”
Imagine if the beach was your front yard, the stars were your roof, the coastal cliffs were your playground and complete strangers became your companions.
For most, this type of fantasy only exists in their wildest dreams. For photographer James Barkman, this is reality and the life he scored when he loaded up his Volkswagen van and hit the open road to explore parts unknown. Barkman first moved into his VW van two years ago and has been traveling the country ever since. Barkman, with his heart set on adventure and his camera lens aimed at endless possibility, has become famous for his stellar outdoor photos and willingness to try just about anything.
Learning to ride a bike remains a nostalgic childhood memory for most. After a wobbly start and an eventual mastery of riding these two-wheelers, bike-riding continues to pose as a prime mode of transportation for many.
Magdalena Wosinska escaped from Poland and was listed as a “trader” by the age of nine. She received paid trips to Paris and Spain to shoot magazine covers at 17. She bought her own house in Los Angeles at 24. She played bass in a metal band and toured the world for eight years. She possesses a highly covetable resume of work, from shooting campaigns for companies like Urban Outfitters and Converse, editorials for Vogue, Spin and of course, LA CANVAS. For most individuals, this would take a lifetime to accomplish. For lifestyle photographer Wosinska, this was her reality all by the age of 32.
Historic gem, Clifton’s Cafeteria is located on Broadway between 7th and 8th streets in the Historic Core of Downtown LA since the 1930s. Dormant for years, the iconic establishment is about to crack open its re-furbished doors after years of construction and palpable anticipation.
Following four years of detailed remodeling and months of intricate interior and exterior design by acclaimed Londubh Studio, the cafeteria-style eatery has reached completion. Clifton’s invites Angelenos to take a trip back in time and dine on savory dishes while relishing in the surrounding iconic decor, antique photographs, and decades worth of memories.
Women who ride motorcycles, what could be more badass than that? It is hard not to insinuate some sort of feminist agenda when picturing a group of women who ride their bikes out to the desert for an all-female camp out. However, the goal for this particular group of women is not to aggressively spread overbearing womanism, but rather to encourage women to ride motorcycles safely, for the right reasons and to provide a “really fun open environment for women to be more comfortable in the motorcycle community.”