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ocean day abstracts

Donald Brink


...we drove silently along the shoreline looking out to sea through the rain."It's like mom" he exclaimed in a respectful tone coming from behind his large white beard. All these years had proved what a teacher,class room, sanctuary and guardian the sea could be. The seats creaked as we bounced twice over the speed bumps and we watched the water saying no more.  



Taking a swim to freeze time in a place where the dynamics at play can be so over studied in pursuit of design excellence that the big picture can be easily forgotten.   

World ocean day, everyday. 

Cross Procession

Donald Brink

Time spent with Grant Ellis.  

Photo: Grant Ellis  

Photo: Grant Ellis  

I have so much respect for Grant as a photographer. I had not met him till fairly recently but along side images through the years I began to know his name and respect his perspective on the people waves and moments of the surfing life.   Being a fellow South African it's a common  bond and proud sense of origin. 

Grant stopped by to show me a board he recently shaped in the back yard and it put many shop stock models to shame. We spent some discussing things that mattered and the joys and frustrations of the current surfing platform.  

I'll never forget his perspective and value the passion towards the same causes that I awake to daily and like he and many others, strive to pursue and progress with excellence.  

Grant ever so gracefully shot a few rolls around the shop with some propper cameras and being a fascinated photographer myself  I valued the committed  approach and it seemed special and sincere. 

Tools in Grants bag. be real do good  

Tools in Grants bag. be real do good