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Through the Eyes of Warren Smith

RAEN Ambassador Warren Smith is to say the least the ultimate vagabond, but lately he’s been wanting to fixate himself in one place. We catch up with him to see what he’s been doing…

What inspires you?

All kinds of stuff. Too  much to pin point I guess, but the idea of surrendering my brain and trying to pay attention to stillness has been really inspiring creatively and just in general lately.

Digital or film?

I’m not opposed to digital, I just never really do it other than my phone, so ya film if for some reason I have to actually pick one. They’re both cool.

Favorite surf spot?

For getting like surf dog crazy waves, I’d say Indonesia. But for experiences and culture I’d ay India or Iceland, even Maine. I always enjoy going back to my hometown in FL and surfing really shitty wind swells at the pier. So much fun.

What project are you working on?

Sort of a few things. Myself and good friend, Grady, are in the process of moving to LA into an old factory space downtown. We’re putting in a darkroom etc. so that’s been taking up a ton of our time because I haven’t lived in a proper home of my own in like five years, so I have no idea of what I’m doing. I’ve been working on a book of photographs over the past few years that we’re going to release through Welcome Rivers, which I’m really excited about.
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Tomorrow’s Tulips Record Release Party Re-Cap

 
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Live Fast Mag Babes On Tour Recap

“You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living breathing screaming invitation to believe better things.” ― Jamie Tworkowski

A couple weeks back, a babely crew of photographers, models, journalists and dreamers hopped in a car and set off up the California coast to see what they could find… Here are some highlights from Santa Barbara to Big Sur, without forgetting an essential pit stop at the iconic Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. Photography by Laura Austin and Brittney Panda for our friends over at Live Fast Mag.
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Introducing the “Voyage Collection” for Fall 2013

We are excited to present the “Voyage Collection” for Fall 2013, which features two new frames in ultra-strong, super lightweight mixed metal acetate. Frames in the new season collection are offered in both sun and RX with style and function in mind.
#Throughtheeyes of Jenavieve Belair
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Politik Magazine

Our friend, Paige Silveria, is starting up her own biannual print publication. It’s called Politik and, it’s going to be the most amazing zine coming out this Fall. Her best buddy and partner in the project, William Kaner, have set up a kickstarter and here’s the video of them explaining the whole thing.
If you’re in the area, drop by their fundraising event this Wednesday at The Hunt, NYC!
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World Premiere of Tomorrows Tulips’ New Video

RAEN Ambassadors’ Alex Knost and Ford Archbold in their newest music video, “Flowers on the Wall,” presented by Burger Records.
Come to the Record Release Show this Thursday at Casa Bar in Costa Mesa w/ Matt McClure & Burger DJ’s! 9-1 am 21+
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Ford Archbold #Throughtheeyes of Delon Ranger

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Cool Down This Weekend

Hope you’re enjoying a relaxing weekend!
RAEN Ambassador Kassia Meador #throughtheeeys of Brooke Frederick.
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In Good Company Event

Thanks everyone for coming out to our event last week! Check out your photos here.
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Through the Eyes of Molly Stone

RAEN photographer, Molly Stone, went on a recent road trip through Texas. Here are a few photos from her journey. Check out more of her work here.
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