shawnparkin One more from yesterday's session with @jstersurf photographing @jonwegenersurfboards, with @reallisadodge on the assist. Watching the plate go through it's chemical baths, and turn from nothing into a negative, then into a positive image, was akin to opening a Christmas present as a kid. The anticipation, excitement and pure joy of unwrapping the perfect gift is a pretty special thing, particularly so when it is "work". #Surfland #tintype #wetplatecollodion 15h
  •   ryanstruck So cool 15h
  •   matarneyphotography I too have been lucky enough to watch @jstersurf and @reallisadodge at work when they came to Cornwall,UK last summer and seeing the negative develop into a positive image was like watching magic happen! The entire process is such a great spectacle. 13h
  •   aqsurf I've wanted to see @jstersurf do this! I've been following her for sometime, did they have the whole tent set up? 11h
  •   jstersurf He got my heart side 11h
  •   shawnparkin Oh yeah, the while shebang @aqsurf. Very cool. 11h

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shawnparkin Today I had the great pleasure of watching Joni Sternbach make tin type photographs of my friend Jon Wegener and his beautiful handmade alaia surfboards. This process of making photos has been around for more than 150 years, and creates a rich and unique look unachievable with other processes. Check out her feed @jstersurf to see the final portrait from today, and many others from her #surfland series. @jonwegenersurfboards #alaia #tintype #wetplatecollodion 1d

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shawnparkin Sticking with the wood theme for the day. My long time friend @mattallen_art got this shot of me riding my #alaia by @jonwegenersurfboards, down at the house of worship a couple weeks back. #crossprocessed #35mm #film 2d

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shawnparkin Tool of the trade, the other hand plane. @grainsurfboards @jonwegenersurfboards 2d

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shawnparkin Life inspiration, courtesy of @grainsurfboards. 2d

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shawnparkin There's nothing quite like a refreshing submersion in the great blue Pacific to revitalize body and mind. #gopro #hero4silver #freediving #pelagic #underwater #waterandlight @waterandlight #channelislandsnationalpark #freediver #waterphotographer 3d

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shawnparkin Love is in the air, and wedding season is just around the corner. Email inquiries --> shawnparkin@gmail.com 3d

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shawnparkin Low tide laps with @turkstopnik. 3d

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shawnparkin @haalliiee on a lovely evening at the local watering hole. Nice to meet you ladies @_lucrecia_ @theseea 4d

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shawnparkin My wife has some pretty cool plants. No idea what this succulent is called, but it looks to me like something out of a horror flick. I envision it coming to life and revealing thousands of sharp teeth. What's this thing called @brookeparkin? 1w

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shawnparkin "It's an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea - whether it is to sail or to watch it - we are going back from whence we came." -John F. Kennedy #gopro #hero4silver 1w

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shawnparkin Horn Shark, Anacapa Island. @gopro #gopro #hero4silver 1w

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shawnparkin Outtake from a @surfersjournal photo shoot with @raimanaworld in Tahiti. @redbull @oakley @oakleysurfing @quiksilver 1w

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shawnparkin Here's a shot stoke master @nakisurf got of me riding my alaia during our recent run of great surf. Thanks for the photo Naki. @jonwegenersurfboards #alaia #lala #sideslide #finlessfun 1w

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shawnparkin 4X Olympic gold medalist, Matt Grevers (@mgrevers). Behind the scenes of a @tyrsport shoot, with @richmc. Thanks for bringing me in Rich. @gopro #gopro #hero4silver 30/2 burst mode 1w

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shawnparkin Soak it all in. @chrisdelmoro111 doing just that, on a magical evening a few days ago. Enjoy the long weekend, my friends! 2w

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shawnparkin Im not usually one to post other people's work. But this is so cool and I felt like sharing. Plus, this is an appropriate image for today. @dariustwin does some mind boggling things by painting with light. Great stuff! Check out more radness >> @dariustwin 2w

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shawnparkin One of the greatest places we've been @brookeparkin! #milfordsound #parkinworldtour 2w
  •   muleady Such a magical place. I would go back in a heartbeat. 2w
  •   pennylanerasta I sure love those faces2w
  •   mooraes_ Perfect waterfall love 2w

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shawnparkin Happy Valentines @brookeparkin, from our younger selves. Do you remember where this was? Hint: #parkinworldtour 2w

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