Keegan Gibbs – Blog

OPEN SPACE

This weekend, on January 15th from 8-11, I will have the opening of my first solo photo exhibition at the beautiful Known Gallery on Fairfax in Los Angeles.

I have been working tirelessly on this collection of images and installations, and my friends Brendan Lynch and Sage Vaughn will also be showing work in the Project room. I got a good look at the final prints the other day before they were sent off to the framer and I can’t begin to say how excited I was to see the body of work all together in its final stages. It was a mix of pure joy and excitement as tears almost filled my eyes as we rolled open the images, one by one, my face grinning ear to ear as each passed by. The gallery is beautiful and the installation is going to be amazing. Please come out and hang, have a drink, find me, say hi, and enjoy the night with a bunch of us.

Thanks to EVERYONE for all the support, including everyone who checks this site out. Below are some words describing the motivation for this collection of images.

“The ocean is and always has been the epicenter of my existence on this planet. I am an aquanaut on a thruster in this ever amazing and boundless liquid energy. I have optimized and streamlined my life to ensure maximum time gliding across water. Every choice and relationship, all decisions and waking thoughts (and most dreams) are influenced and infused by the pull of the tides, the whiff of an offshore breeze, and the lucid corduroy lines gracefully stampeding
towards the coast.

I go to the sea to surf, to bond with friends or to be alone, to let out aggression or to find inner peace. The moving ocean is my solid ground. The moment one stands up on a board, propelled by a wave racing across the sea, one is only aware of the present – nothing else. I have never found any other way to achieve that absolutely pure and meditative mindstate.

Open Space is my expression of the state one falls into while floating weightless off shore, looking out to sea, hoping and waiting for the next set. Troubles are isolated far away on the unreality of land, while you are free in the truest reality of water. It is a timeless unspoilable state that cannot be ruined, not even by the angry local that may be slashing your tires and waxing your windows simply because he doesn’t want to share some waves. To a surfer it’s an understandable
act of necessary evil to keep an ungoverned subculture in form, and from it breaking into full bore beachblanket-bingo havoc.

Open Space is a collection of images, collages, and installations that evoke the balance in my life.”
Cheers,Keegan

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Posted in Films, Skateboarding by Keegan on July 7, 2010

I was pretty sick and then busy for a bit. The other night I felt semi-better and went out and shot a few clips of Logan skating. Music by King Crimson. Check out some of the sweet skate vids he makes HERE.

he’s out there.

Posted in friends, Graffiti, New York, Photography, Skateboarding, Tattoo Journal by Keegan on March 8, 2010

My friend Jack.

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locals only

Posted in friends, Graffiti, Photography, Skateboarding by Keegan on December 20, 2009

A week or so ago I went up in our local mountains to a semi-secret little skate park to skate and shoot some photos. Above, Russel Hamm.

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About Time pt. 1 / NY in the fall pt. 2

Posted in New York, Photography, Skateboarding, Tattoo Journal, Travel by Keegan on December 4, 2009

I finally got around to getting a few rolls of film developed. Here are a few in New York. I forgot how much I like shooting black and white film.

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one hundred

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Well, this is my 100th post. Not that it is of any real significance, but I figured it a time to look back at some of my old posts and try to find a collection of my favorite images from this journal. I havent updated my portfolio site in some time, ever since starting this blog, so it was an exercise to see if I can put some of them into my portfolio which I am updating right now.

101st post will be coming up tomorrow. Guess I just didnt think I would keep up with it. Thanks for checking it out. All the comments and feedback and views are what motivate me to keep posting.

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the last of NY

Posted in New York, Photography, Skateboarding by Keegan on May 6, 2009

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My last day in NY in the bottom of Manhattan. Click for

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