Matthew Allen

Back when I was in Japan for the Greenroom Festival I told Toro…

Back when I was in Japan for the Greenroom Festival I told Toro from @blue.mag about a trip that @jonas_draws and I had planned to Amami Oshima. Toro asked me to take some photos and write a story about our trip for the magazine. I spent years working as an Art Director for @surfer_magazine so I felt like I had some inside knowledge on what was needed for telling the story of our trip both visually and with the written word. I was excited to give it a shot. I think, all in all, it turned out pretty good. Additional photos by @surfpic_ and @jonas_draws . Also, side note, never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have a spread photo of me surfing in a surf magazine. High performance surfing at its finest 😆 If anyone wants to read the article and see if I actually have some writing skills I’d be happy to email it to you!
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Headed out of Noosa and down towards Byron today. Last night I…

Headed out of Noosa and down towards Byron today. Last night I saw the movie Sealone and was super inspired by the surfing of the women in it. Such grace and creativity on longboards. @lolamignot was a standout. This is a design I did awhile back for @libllis and it seemed appropriate to pair with this post
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