Sunday, March 27, 2011

Jim Yarborough

My friend Jim is a bad ass in all sense of the word....
Here are some photos of Jim working on some boards...
I am blessed to have friends like Jim....

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Got back in the water today and was throughly blessed!!!!!
A few coverups and some walls to look at and sections to react to....
I like when the waves make u have to react....
I feel like it helped shake the flu hopefully... hopefully i didnt catch anything...
enjoy your day....

i am.......

Friday, March 25, 2011

Dammit man...

Still sick...
Stressing on Rent... stressing on work..... just a clusterfuck of uncertainties.....
SHIT MAN... I lost my users manual.... can someone lend me theirs??

Here is a portrait of Bianca... RIP.
she use to be front girl to Betty Blowtorch and played in Butt Trumpet....
One of my favorite Butt Trumpet songs...

Here was Betty Blowtorch in all their glory!!!

I'll dig up some more amazingly gorgeous photos of the girls playing live and in the studio!!!
You can also hear more in my first film: The People Vs. PornStar

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I have been sick for the past 3 days so bloggin hasn't been my highest priority..
UGH... here is an old photo of beer, girls and skateboarding!!! woohoo

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tamayo Perry

Shooting for contact sheets in my new "cool"!
Tamayo Perry is fun to hang out with...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Surf Nazi's


i don't know who shot this photo..

Friday, March 18, 2011


In Mexico......
I need waves!!! Less bloggin... more surfing!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Aspiring photographers

Here is a letter from Parker who is interested in shooting..
I can't find his questions, but you get the point with my answers...

Aloha Parker!!! 
I apologize for taking so long to get back to you but thankfully i have been extremely busy..
I appreciate ya contacting me and yes your work is coming along!!! Stoked for you and your setup sounds right!!! 

Shadowing or assisting other photographers as much as possible would be a great step in the right direction.. 
Hit up the surf Magazines ( the contacts are in the front of the mags. in the "masthead"). Ask them about internships and how to begin.. You might have to work for free to get your foot in the door and get set in the right direction.. 

asking questions like you have to photographers is a step in the right direction!!!! 
Hitting up local surf shops and asking to work with their top surfers will help. . Working with good surfers is ideal for good shots.. 

Visit as many shooters websites as you can.... learn from others and then put your own twist on it.. 
Don't take no for an answer and LOVE what you do and you will never work a day in your life!!! 

Thanks for the inquiry and feel free to hit me up with any questions, comments or concerns.. 
I hope this finds you well.. 

Jon Steele

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I was able to go surfing with the owner of Patagonia via my introduction from Seth..
Yvon was nice and showed us around!!!
Great times and good surf.!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Art and misc

SO if you notice there are 2 days missing from Thurs. to Sunday on the blog
Thanks Jason for having a Bday! hahaha..
Good times...
been working on some art .... lots of art actually..

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Another day in ....

i love it here..

Thursday, March 10, 2011


GOT NEW BOARDS AND WETSUITS for surf lessons!!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tyler Martin

Portrait day for Tyler...
One of the best contact sheets i have shot in this series...
I am stoked...
amazing day for skating!!!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Cory Grom

Cory is a young gun who rips.... here are a few shots of him from the past week at the bowl..
Heading back down there today to shred cause it's raining here!

Geiselmann and Rozunko... good times..

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Danny Tumia

Danny rips.... Here is what we got of him at the Breadbowl that nite...

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Skate punk sessions at it's finest...!!!
As a kid I could only imagine having a sick band play and skate a private bowl...
Life is Good!