Mark Tipple took the stunning shots of swimmers and surfers emerging underwater engulfed in clouds of whitewater while being frequently rocked by the waves himself.
Mr Tipple, from Sydney, Australia, came up with the idea of photographing waves underwater after becoming frustrated with “normal” surf photography, and wanted to capture the moments from a different perspective.
He said: “During a flat spell in Sydney I shot a few small waves with people swimming off to the side.
“The results were pretty graphic and led to people swimming becoming the focus of the series, which was against my initial intention but looked great.
“Most of the people I photograph are just enjoying themselves at the beach and I ask them if they’d mind being in a picture.
“I tell them what I’m doing and show them a few photos and mostly they’re amazed.
“Most of the time I come off worse than the people I’m shooting, generally I’m looking sidewards to track where they are in relation to where the wave is, and tend to pay more attention to them than the wave; which can rock me pretty hard.
“I’m pretty comfortable underwater from years of surfing, and can ride out the waves breaking overhead.
“Most of the credit has to be paid to the camera though, I’d be lying if I didn’t say that most of the time I hold the shutter down and point in the general direction of the people.
The Mountain Dew artist collaborations are back. After quite an extensive collection last summer, having worked with renowned artists such as Claw Money, this year, Mountain Dew has roped in Nike Sb pro-skater, Paul Rodriguez, and skateboarder/artist, Don Pendleton, to design a can to serve as an inspiration for 35 shops across the United States who will be submitting their own can designs.
To celebrate this collaboration with P-Rod and Pendleton, Mountain Dew has released a commercial featuring Paul Rodriguez on his deck and a behind-the-scenes video which details the working process for Pendleton and P-Rod.
Check them out below.
This November, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit launches you into a new open world landscape behind the wheel of the world’s fastest and most beautiful cars. From Criterion, the award winning studio behind the Burnout series, Hot Pursuit will redefine racing games for a whole new generation.
You’ll experience stunning speeds, takedowns, and getaways as you battle your friends in the most connected Need for Speed game ever. Through Need for Speed Autolog and its innovative approach to connected social competition, your Hot Pursuit experience will extend beyond the console onto the web, social media, and mobile, constantly driving your gameplay in new and unique directions.
Loaded with action, this game will challenge you to become Seacrest County’s top cop or most wanted racer. For the first time ever in a Need for Speed game, you’ll be able to play a full career on either side of the law. This fall, whether you’re a lead foot speeder or a cop with a mean streak, make sure your aviators are spotless and your driving record is anything but.
So who is she? Well, she is a model, a singer, and a dancer.
She comes from the land of Gandhi “I’m full blooded Indian, not mixed with anything.” She was born in Bombay, India and raised in Orange County, California since she was 3 years old.
I want to know what is in that Indian water? Whatever it is, I need it bottled and shipped to me immediately because it works! Quick now, chop chop.
*Howls at monitor and bangs head against keyboard*
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From www.kjaermotorsport.no comes this awesome video of an old BMW M5 getting sideways around a track at a drift meet. I can’t tell you any more info about this video because the website is in a language I don’t understand.
This mask covers the wearers entire head and the top of their chest, leaving holes only for the eyes, nose and mouth. And damn does it look real!
Sure, there’s something uncannily off about the face when you’re looking closely at it. But come on, if you saw someone wearing this on the street, would you think it was a mask? I’m guessing hell no. Nobody would have any idea who you really are.
Something like this would surely cost a lot to make custom for individuals, but if you’re looking to rob a bank or really freak out your mate, I recon it’s totally worth it!
Please Note: Shock Mansion doesn’t actually recommend you rob a bank with this or with anything else for that matter. Unless you cut us in on the dollar dollar bills ya’ll. Just kidding, we don’t want anything to do with it. Ok ok, I’m lying again, how can we help? You can borrow my skateboard as a getaway vehicle. You’ll probably sweat up a storm and faint wearing that mask trying to skate away but hey, it’s better than 10 years prison right?
Following artist Nils Guadagnin’s unveiling of the world’s first semi-functional hoverboard prototype, Blake Bevin ups the ante with a working model of the legendary powerlacing Nike high-tops featured in Back To The Future 2. Fresh!
It’s been a tough few days for bloggers. With everyone wasted drunk over the long weekend, nobody has been bothered to post anything rad online in a while. Thankfully Holly Madison spent the 4th of July at the MGM in Vegas wearing nothing but a bikini and a smile, thank God she did because the photos taken from that event have certainly brightened our day.
Crewzin’ Episode 3 takes you on along for a ride while shooting for their upcoming release The Arena. With years of experience producing their own unique brand of raw snowboard films, Finger On Da Trigger movies always step it up and this session is evidence.
Below Derek Dennison and Dylan Thompson huck it big while Snowboarder Magazine Senior Photographer E-Stone captures the action for next year’s mag. All the while, F.O.D.T. film makers Cole Taylor & Jeremy Mills oversee the video production. Enjoy.
Meet Professor Green. Not by colour, nor by nature. It’s just his alias.
His real name is Stephen Paul Manderson. He was raised in Hackney by his Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
Despite being very academically capable he didn’t see much of school after year 8. As smart as he was, he was too wild to stay in school. What followed was an attempt at a 9 to 5, a bad career choice and a police raid which nearly put him away, but fortunately didn’t.
Since narrowly avoiding prison he has signed a deal with Mike Skinner’s record label ‘The Beats’ (which sadly went bye bye in December 2007), he had his own radio 1 show, and did very well on the battle scene, intoxicating himself all the way along.
After a messy year wrestling with Warner to get his masters back, his dad passing and getting shanked in the neck with a broken bottle, he had a Facebook convo with Lily Allen which spawned a remake of 90′s classic ‘Just Be Good To Me’ for his album, featuring Lily Allen.
A European, UK and Australian tour with Lily (performing the song) later, he has signed to Virgin, gotten his teeth fixed and is just finishing his debut album ‘Alive Till I’m Dead’.
So without further ado, we would like to introduce Professor Green.
Shock Mansion: Green, how you going dude?
Professor Green: I’m doing good thanks.
Shock Mansion: First up mate, we appreciate the time you’ve given us. We know you’re busy as hell so cheers for having us.
Professor Green: Thank you for taking the time to talk to me.
40 of the world’s best park riders gathered for the Nike 6.0 BCN BMX PRO last month in Barcelona, Spain. Heavy hitters in the lineup included Nike 6.0 riders Garrett Reynolds, Dennis Enarson, Mike Spinner and Jason Phelan alongside the likes of Gary Young, Ryan Nyquist, Drew Bezanson, Brett Banasiewicz and a list of quality park contenders. Check the video below to see some world class riding!