All in Travel
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.
Since its birth, the United States has remained a proud melting pot of influences from all corners of the world. Despite the nation’s cultural differences and vast ancestral influences, one tradition remains highly celebrated: food. Whether your stomach grumbles at the very thought of juicy barbecue, you salivate at the smell of spicy street tacos, or live for long courses of authentic Japanese sushi, America offers a mouthwatering meld of century-old recipes blended with new-age cooking techniques for truly diverse dishes that can be found all across the nation.
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.
Natural, irrational and appealing are the methodical descriptors the photography duo known as Synchrodogs chose to characterize their work. Although untraditional in nature, these attributes prove iconic and true for all of their photos
Many artists tribute their years of accumulated success and talent to their early adolescent exposure to the arts, claiming to have created masterpieces from the crib and learning how to paint before learning how to walk. For French illustrator Lucas Beaufort, it wasn’t until the age of 26 when he first picked up a brush, quit his day job of eight years, and pursued his newfound yet deeply rooted passion for creating.
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.”