Keegan Gibbs – Blog

land

Posted in Beach Culture, friends, Indonesia, Open Spaces, Photography, Surfing, Travel by Keegan on October 10, 2011

Directly off the boat in Indonesia I headed to Bali. Here are some more non-captioned photos. Enjoy.  (more…)

Southern Cross clips

Posted in Beach Culture, Films, friends, Indonesia, Open Spaces, Surfing, Travel by Keegan on October 6, 2011

The Southern Cross

Posted in Beach Culture, friends, Indonesia, Open Spaces, Photography, Surfing, Travel by Keegan on October 3, 2011


I am going to keep this post simple. There are a lot of photos, and I could probably try and explain the scenario for each and every one, or explain why I made the image or where the spot was, or why I like a specific texture etc… But I think since I havent posted in so long, I would rather just keep the photos to themselves, and let them speak. I went on another boat trip to somewhere in Indonesia on the wonderful Southern Cross captained by the legendary Scuzz. Here are some photos. Enjoy. And I apologize for taking almost 2 months to update this thing, especially over summer when I should be posting more than ever. Again, please enjoy.

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post number 267

Posted in Beach Culture, friends, Indonesia, Open Spaces, Photography, Surfing, Travel by Keegan on July 18, 2011

flew over my home break on the way to shooting the band Angels and Airwaves in Seattle last week. I think I can see Pascal getting a wave from Mystos to Gully all the way from here…

Leaving for Indonesia in a few days and can’t wait to completely check out for a little while. Until then, lots of work to do.

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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racetrack

Posted in Beach Culture, Indonesia, Photography, Surfing, Travel by Keegan on June 1, 2010

Finally got out in the water and shot some water photos at the racetrack at Uluwatu.

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deserted

Posted in Beach Culture, Indonesia, Photography, Surfing, Travel by Keegan on May 26, 2010

Getting acclimated.

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