CENTURY OLD ANTARCTIC IMAGES DISCOVERED IN CAPTAIN SCOTT’S HUT
Photographic negatives left a century ago in Captain Scott’s last expedition base at Cape Evans have been discovered and conserved by New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust.
The photographs are from Ernest Shackleton’s 1914-1917 Ross Sea Party, which spent time living in Scott’s hut after being stranded on Ross Island when their ship blew out to sea.
One of the most striking images is of Ross Sea Party member Alexander Stevens, Shackleton’s Chief Scientist, standing on-board the Aurora.
Last week the Great North Collective loaded up their car with Coldsmoke, coffee, jerky, and camera gear, for a five day expedition through the Canadian Rockies. David Guenther, Mike Seehagel and Chris Amat joined up with fellow Albertans Callum Snape,Taylor Burk, and Jeff Bartlett. Here’s a selection of images they captured during their five days of driving, hiking, and flying through Canmore Kananaskis and Jasper, two of the most beautiful areas on earth.
2 weeks, 2,200 Miles, 41 hours behind the wheel, five states, one province, three mountain ranges, gallons of beer, tons of new friends, and countless memories. Needless to say, the Coldsmoke Winter Film Tour was a blast. Thanks to everyone who came out, got inspired by the latest winter films, shared the stoke, and picked up some Coldsmoke gear! Its all added up to the Coldsmoke Awards show, January 10th in Bozeman MT, at the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture. There’s still time to vote for the people’s choice award and be entered to win a cat skiing trip for two at Powder Mountain, in Whistler, and $1000.
The Coldsmoke Winter Film Tour is in full swing and Coldsmoke Apparel has joined forces with our touring trunk show. Our first stop brought us deep into Big Sky country, and the small mountain village nestled at the foot of the magnificent 11,166 ft, Lone Peak. The local color was in full effect including shirtless displays of questionable tattoos, Montennessee moonshine boiled up by a local organic chemistry professor, and one kitchen belt made of cellophane thankfully holding up the pants of the inimitable “Spud”. Coldsmoke gear turned the heads and gained praises of even these self-proclaimed “dirt bags”, members of the “duct tape on gortex tribe”. The next day we journeyed on through the wildest regions of Yellowstone Park and arrived in cowboy Beverly Hills, AKA Jackson WY, for the second stop of the tour. Coldsmoke Collective head honcho Randy Breitenbach and members of the Coldsmoke family including Eddie Wall, PJ’d in for the party and were treated to some early season powder at the Hole. Stay tuned for more pics and updates from the journey. Next stop Bellingham Washington, 12/18. We hope to see you there.
How to define a Ski Bunny? More than just an attractive woman on the slopes, the Ski Bunny is an archetype of female sexuality burning hot amidst the winter elements, she is equal parts chic and gamine, playful and demure… ok, I’m going to quit writing this shit before I get in trouble- enjoy the slide show…
Scotty Vine travels to Japan and shreds what may very well be the finest, fluffiest, champagne bubbliest powder on earth. And he takes our Tantalus and Panel jackets along for the ride. This is product testing at its most entertaining.
A huge thanks to all who came out last Thursday to make the Coldsmoke season kick-off and benefit for the Venice Family Clinic a smashing success! The studio has never looked better, bedecked with works from local artists, CHASE – who made a special live painting on the roof deck- Pascal Shirley, Eddie Wall, and the legendary Mike Parillo. Special thanks goes out to Black Magic Rum for spicing up the bar, Flake and Jolly Oyster for hooking up a cornucopia of finger-licking bites to soak up all the libations. Ya’ll killed two kegs and a bar full of rum in less than three hours, and still comported yourselves with dignity and aplomb- way to go Venice!
If you couldn’t make it out, or if you liked the art but were too tipsy to find your wallet, prints from Eddie Wall and Pascal Shirley will be available on our online store, with proceeds going to the Venice Family Clinic.
We’re stoked to be part of such a supportive and fun community. Looking forward to hanging out with everyone again.
Come by Coldsmoke studios this Thursday 10/23 where we’ll be showing work by talented local artists including photographs from Eddie Wall’s global expedition, and from Pascal Shirley’s epic snowboarding journey Niseko, Japan, as well as paintings by Mike Parillo, and Chase-who will be blowing minds with a live painting demonstration. Stock up on winter gear, have a drink, grab some swag, all while benefitting the Venice Family Clinic.
At Coldsmoke we say “Become One with Your Environment”, German photographer Florian Imgrund applies this sentiment to his compelling analog double exposures morphing human forms with natural scenery. Each image is made in camera without reliance on photoshop. See more of Florian’s work on Flickr.
An iconic destination since its founding in 1905, Venice Beach is fast becoming famous for reasons other than watching tourists and locals alike along the Ocean Front Walk. A historically seedy and salty haunt of Beatniks, artists and gangbangers, Venice is undergoing an unprecedented renaissance into one of the most fashionable shopping and dining destinations in the world.
The new Venice dining scene is defined by haute joints like Gjelina and The Tasting Kitchen, as famous for Beyonce sightings as for their laudable gastro revelations, and as infamous for their snooty wait staff as for their astronomical bills. Suffice it to say, even the most well-rounded culinary connoisseurs appreciate getting off the beaten path and finding a good meal for a good deal, especially after an afternoon shopping the shiny bazaar of Abbot Kinney. To take the bite out of getting a bite to eat in Venice, here’s a rundown of 10 under-the-radar eats for under 10 bucks.
Director Jan Eric Euler reflects on sport, nature, and getting out there.
“When asked what freedom is to us, we’ll probably say nothing. No thoughts, no doubts, no fears, no pressure, no self reflection. A positive emptiness.”