Stance proudly welcomes,Chippa Wilson as the newest addition to the Punks and Poets. Chippa’s skate-influenced style, creativity, and aerial skills enable him to push progression. Whether pioneering new tricks or simply throwing down classics, he provides a fresh approach to surfing. Humble and soft-spoken, Chippa lets his surfing speak for itself. And needless to say, we’re always stoked to listen.continue reading
I'm constantly blown away as to how real and open Kassia is, her opinions are thought out and informative while having a solid stance, all at the same time being an amazing and very likeable person. Check out her new interview by the Inertia to see how she feels about women in the surfing industry, arachnophobia, and other very important topics.continue reading
Bambi, photographed for Stance Muse by Ryan Kenney. All photos by Kenney.
What He Does: Takes pictures, including the shots for our Holiday 2013 Stance Muse look book
It was only Ryan Kenny’s second day in the States when he embarked on a full day of backyard adventures with Bambi and Imogene Barron in Los Angeles, but you’d never know it—his photographs, made just for us for our Holiday 2013 Stance Muse collection, smack of that locals-only exclusivity. We hope he sticks around for a long, long time, but if he decides to trek back to his native Australia, at least he’ll have one hell of a photo album to remember us by.
Introduce yourself for us, Ryan.
I'm from Adelaide, South Australia and I love taking photos of beautiful things so I can remember them later.
Do you remember the first time you picked up a camera and thought, I could make this my career?
I'm still surprised it’s my career. It doesn't feel like a job, I just do what I do.
In terms of subject matter, what or who was your first love?
The Australian desert was the first thing I saw that made me stop and say, "Holy shit.” From then on I started looking at things in a different light.
For you, what turns a model into a muse?
A model is like a photographer, a painter or a songwriter. A muse is the completed piece of art. Wait did I just come up with that? I reckon that's pretty bang on!
Has there ever been a time when a picture you took surprised you when you looked at it later?
It happens more often than not. That's the beautiful mystery of shooting on film!
Do you see yourself more as a photographer or an artist?
I see myself as a little kid who tries everything. I play music, draw and cook. I don't like labeling.
How do you gather ideas for a shoot?
I keep lots of notebooks but they are filled with anything and everything. I operate on the fly, work with the subject and client to create something natural.
What are you currently inspired by or obsessed with?
I'm currently living in Los Angeles. I'm inspired by the sunlight and obsessed with cacti. I just got one tattooed on me—I've got a problem.
What was it like working with Bambi? What was your favorite shot from the day?
It was great to be surrounded by some Aussies (Bambi and Imogene Barron) on what was my second day in the U.S. It's hard to pick a favorite of the day but maybe when we were eating Mexican after the shoot...Bambi and I ran outside onto Virgil to take some photos in the traffic at sunset.
Anything funny or surprising happen on set?
The whole day was a surprise for me as I hadn't gotten the opportunity to explore LA yet, so it was a working tour of a few areas.
Why did you originally want to shoot for Stance? What’s was your favorite part about it, looking back?
Imogene is a great friend of mine—if anything gets her seal of approval it's good by me. [My] favorite part was coming to America and feeling very much at home from the start!continue reading
Kid Creature is definitely a unique guy. The 13 year old Punk and Poet has created a name for himself through the surf industry through his graffiti inspired art and his foundation for Cystic Fibrosis. Watch this video from Transworld as they discuss how he got started at an early age.continue reading