benrenschen Such a pleasure to capture and share how @kit_king + @coreypopp find the yin and the yang in a challenging task that is typically reserved for one. Thanks again for lettin @society6 in and for letting me get down with your pizza, pop tarts and cheese puffs! 19h

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benrenschen Room With A View // This picture was taken at about 730am, May 10. The night before, my friend Terri and I turned down a dirt road that descended quickly into a darkening valley. We passed a sign that read IMPASSABLE IN WET WEATHER. We reached the base and drove deeper in. We found a spot and considered setting up camp. The sun was going down and the 65ft canopy prevented any moonlight from reaching the forest floor - as if the misty cloud cover wasn't already doing that. We debated the clear potential for rain but really, fuck it. We built the tent.

As we busted out the propane to make a late dinner in the open air, we heard a distant snap. Within a few seconds, a hefty branch smashed to the ground not 7ft from us. Best we eat in the tent. I grabbed my tire iron from the truck bc mountain lions and bears. I've never experienced pitch black in the outdoors like this. A sensation to remember. Some conversation and sleep.

Just before taking this picture, I shook out our shoes. Spider. I shook again, we laced up and drove the coast south to LA. A true thank you, Big Sur. Feeling alive. #VSCOcam
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benrenschen rays for days and food for the hungry. if you can't make it out - that seal is looking straight at us. all the fisherman on the #MalibuPier have conditioned this smart beggar to expect lunch. #ivanpavlovwouldbeproud 1mon

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benrenschen up up n away // killer day at LAMAG with the whole @society6 clan for the @juxtapozmag slang aesthetic and 20 years under the influence shows. Even more inspiring the second time around. #robertwilliams #undertheinfluence #slangaesthetic 1mon

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benrenschen 100% Pure Colombian import straight from Medellín. @alejogiraldo_ thank you brutha for the envelope #art! So badass. Can't wait to rock the new @velmost gear! #santamonica #california #socal #type #typography #illustration 2mon

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benrenschen Look all around, there's nothin but blue skies. -Johnny Nash 2mon

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benrenschen The desert she calls. @blake.god riding off. 2mon

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benrenschen crossing the wash. #santamonica 2mon

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benrenschen things are lookin up. #la 2mon

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benrenschen Just before mile 12 of today's @LAMarathon, I saw this guy stop running to kiss his wife and exchange a few words. Upon waving goodbye, I was directly in his way as he took off again. Rookie mistake, but he was smiling nonetheless as he navigated around me through the jam-packed Hollywood streets. A little bit ago, I showed my family these photos (among others) and my dad laughed, "I looked right at you!" 2mon
  •   kuhrpops Great action picture of a super hero!! 2mon
  •   benrenschen @kuhrpops you're both about to be super heroes in the outback! 2mon
  •   5koors looks like he's in the lead!! Way to go, 20985! 2mon

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benrenschen What an epic day at the incomparable @the_malibu_cafe with some of the best in LA. @justinbrannock @itspostas + all families in tow 2mon

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benrenschen It's only ever been about the journey. I roped my parents and uncle into coming with me in my search for shots of the @LAMarathon #LightsOnLA installation. 26 spotlights shining straight to the sky over 26.2 miles from Dodgers Stadium to the Santa Monica pier. This was my favorite capture - the brutal staircase climb up Baldwin Hill to get the best view of the lights in LA. Overexposed so we can see what we're looking at. Grateful for family and clear skies last night. 2mon

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benrenschen it's a good cave. #riseandgrind 2mon

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benrenschen searching for deserts edge #cinemastyle. insanely grateful for a killer crew this weekend in #joshuatree. cruisin: @blake.god @hondawgg 2mon

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benrenschen How often do we really see ourselves as we are? #singleexposure 2mon

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benrenschen Desert's Edge // moonrise kingdom. #joshuatree 3mon

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benrenschen eye level in the pacific. had I turned the camera around you'd see a beached seal on his last breath. The circle of life was claiming yet another. But by the time I got my phone and into the water, the lifeguards had already setup a parameter to clear the group of gawking onlookers, photo-takers and tourists. Although I understand we are a curious people, it was uncomfortable to see this guy dying and people still up in his space. Thankfully, the lifeguards helped him rest in peace and made sure no one messed with that process. I bet he was thinkin of all those girls he spent summers catching fish with as his final tide massaged him to sleep. 3mon
  •   vanemillon this was a beautiful read my friend. I just took a deep breath for that guy. It's the circle of life and it pains my little heart to think of him but this shot of the light piercing the waves is priceless and reminds me that life is bright no matter what the circumstance. 3mon
  •   benrenschen couldn't agree more @vanemillon. 3mon

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benrenschen surf by sunrise. rarely a better way. 3mon

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benrenschen Given or handmade? #luck 4mon

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benrenschen gallery style #santamonica #VSCOcam 4mon

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