Keegan Gibbs is a photographer and artist who embodies southern California’s surf punk aesthetic. His photos beautifully capture his friends waxing boards, suiting up for surf sessions before catching waves and generally being awesome. In his most intimate photographic moments, he captures a surfer covered in weather beaten tattoos, holding a beautiful new baby. Not limited strictly to surf culture, his photos also capture the gutter punk lifestyle: kids with Gatorade colored hair, hitting up the county fair, running amok, spitting off the ferris wheel and being enamored in young love. These moments, when photographed by Keegan, stop you dead in your tracks and cause you to stick around for a sun bleached minute.
Keegan has recently teamed up with RVCA, who are featuring his photos in their fall surf ad campaign. Keegan has also created some spectacular moving images, which will have you dreaming of California surf and hitting up the county fair. Here’s a little more about Keegan in his own words:
“I am an aquanaut on a thruster in this ever amazing and boundless source of liquid energy. For me every choice and relationship, all decisions and waking thoughts (and most dreams) are influenced by the pull of the tides, the whiff of an offshore breeze, and the lucid corduroy lines gracefully stampeding towards the coast.”
Via: Keegan Gibs