thewuss A short film I directed alongside the creative direction of @zakbush for @outerknown featuring their #econyl process just launched. It was a true creative collaboration to get this project over the finish line and I'm so happy to see it go live.. Check out the link in my bio. #outerknown #thewussproductions 1h

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thewuss Always good times with these humans on set. #thewussproductions #setlife #toomanypeoplesmallassroom 1d

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thewuss This past March I spent a few amazingly inspiring days with @rob_machado cruising around Bali and checking out some temples there that I've never come across in all my years visiting Bali. Rob is not only one of the best surfers on earth but also a truly great human with an amazing outlook on life. It's always great to spend some time with him amongst his crazy schedule of being one of the best surfers on earth, a dad, and all-around good guy.

@reef_usa just released first installment of episodes that I directed for them that feature some footage that was gathered on the trip.

Go to reef.com to check out the whole clip. #justpassingthrough #surf #reef #frame #bali
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thewuss Negative tides = positive explorations.#magnoliasoleil #sonya7sii #summerinwinter 5d

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thewuss So good to catch up with this guy. We've shared some crazy times together and it's so good to have him come through my new California home. #outerbanks #eastcoastkid #SuperBowl!?!?! 6d

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thewuss New work just dropped that I did with @breelfilms and the amazingly talented cinematic eye of @robhauer. Good times on set with beautiful images as the end product. #setlife #libertybank #smalbusiness 1w

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thewuss Little hands. Little kisses. Love her so much. #magnoliasoleil #carlsbad #love 2w

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thewuss Got my wisdom teeth yanked today... talk about good times. Taking the time reorganize some old photos and came across this one I took of my flight across rural Zambia a few years back. #pray #zambia #ndola #seedsofhope #documentary #travel 2w

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thewuss Before the ocean exploded... @kahanak, @billy_wickens and I got some pretty fun ones in North Tijuana. The Twinnie was holding. #elnino #ib #northtj 2w

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thewuss Headed home after a great time in the city with this babe. #nyc #hemigram #united #colderinsdthannyc #elnino #united1k 2w

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thewuss Sunset in the park. Still aiming snow a week later. #nyc #centralpark 2w

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thewuss Surprised @brinonners with a last minute trip to the city. #nyc #cold #happybirthday #hamiltonmusical 2w

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thewuss One more that @kaneskennar sent over. Trying to blend in a few years back in Tahiti. #bolex #16mm #tahiti #tbt 2w

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thewuss Throwing back to sketchy flights with epic humans. Thanks so much to @kaneskennar for these awesome memories and for being such a legend. #tbt #tahiti #bolex #16mm #filmsnotdeadbutitsexpensive 2w

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thewuss Happy Birthday to this little number... Thanks for being the love of my life... And for getting prettier and prettier each year. Love you so much. #happybirthday #love #nationalspouseday 2w

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thewuss Mom just sent this over... 27 years ago and still pretty spot on. #throwback #7yearsold #80skid 3w

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thewuss Back when it would go flat. #creepyfingers #carlsbad 3w

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thewuss Cheerios and cartoons. #home #wierddad #magnoliasoleil 3w

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thewuss I've spent a lot of time with amazing people in this stretch of land that acted not only as a place for a huge Central American city to put its garbage, but also as a home to some of the most amazing humans I have ever met. I've never seen it from this angle before... And it's much quieter these days... But to the people of Nicaragua and anyone who experienced it, it will be always be known as La Chureca. #ileanasmile #lachureca 3w

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thewuss I took this photo today in a village just outside of Managua, Nicaragua. I had to shoot it on a borrowed camera because the incredibly corrupt Nicaraguan government decided to seize all of our crews equipment with no explanation whatsoever.
It’s my 7th time down here for different projects and I love Nicaragua and it's people. Our intention this time is to tell a few stories of hope for an NGO that is working diligently to make Nicaragua a better place to live for all of it residents. The NGO is also completely run by local people that want nothing more than to help their fellow Nicaraguans.
I travel a lot for the work and have shot in more than 50 countries and I do know the protocol inside and out when it comes to getting cameras in and out of countries (Carnets, ETC...). With that… this is the first time this has ever happened to me and the corruption on the Nicaraguan Government side is beyond frustrating.

Even more than that… it absolutely kills me that this is the kind of corruption that will keep beautiful children like this little girl living in areas of the country that are negatively effected by the greed of the government.

I never like to rant like this, but I hate when people try to make a difference in their surroundings and can’t because of senseless bureaucracy that gets in the way for no reason at all.

I could care less about the gear we brought down here and whether or not we get it back… it just kills me that the stories we were meant to tell won’t get told because of it.

#nicaragua #bureaucracy
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  •   nevinsphoto Amazing portrait though! 3w
  •   mikeroyshow Thumbs down brother. Keep fighting the good fight. 3w
  •   billimo Major bummer 3w
  •   buenobrandi They won't stop you! 3w
  •   traciejahn Thank you for trying 3w
  •   mark_tesi Oh man so sorry to hear this. I'll smuggle some new gear down for you - would love an excuse to join you! 3w
  •   robhauer Well said @thewuss 3w
  •   luludropo Amazing. And unfortunate about the government corruption! 3w

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