When it comes to capturing moments that give you all the feels, Sam Desantis has it on lock. The way that Sam captures raw moments in time and turns them into nostalgic memories is insanely inspiring. We can’t get enough of her moody “blue” photos and can’t wait to see SXSW through her lens as she captures the festival as a guest blogger for Vans Girls. Follow along all week on the Vans Girls blog and Instagram and get lost in Sam’s photography…
Vans Europe Surf Team rider, Pauline Ado is on fire! After falling off tour in 2014, she was determined to come back stronger than ever— and that she did. Among tons of other accomplishments, she took home gold at the 2017 ISA World Surfing Games on her home turf in Biarritz, France. We talked with Pauline to find out how she got into surfing, and what makes this mademoiselle the Kick-Ass chick she is!
There’s something about Luki’s photos that standout amongst the thousands of other surf photographers, and for us it’s the way she captures tranquil moments in the ocean with a modernized retro vibe that gives us all the nostalgic feels. We’ve spent hours scrolling through her Instagram feed getting lost in the serene colors and gorgeous light she snaps, and just had to learn more about her. We’re chatting with Luki about how she inherited her love for the ocean, and what her dream shoot would be (hint hint, this one includes time travel!).
Paving her way through the mostly male dominated tattoo industry is bad-ass tattoo artist and San Diego native, Jasmine Wright. Her insane tattoos may have been the first thing to catch our attention, but her “anti Pinterest” style and no excuses attitude had us itching to know more about her. We had the chance sit down with Jasmine in her downtown San Diego studio and watch her work some serious magic while chatting about tattoos, life choices, and shrimp brokering.
We’ve been lusting over Summer Meddock’s perfectly curated Instagram filled with dreamy spaces and places she’s created— not to mention her epic collection of Vans she’s got going on too! No, but seriously… take one look and you’ll be drawn in (consider yourselves warned)! We caught up with Summer to talk about how her love with interior design came to be and advice for aspiring interior designers that you just have to read.
I’m definitely glad this poster came out cause we got more of the personalities of the ninja through it.
Nya: can def tell she’s a super pumped awesome chick. She’s ready to kick butt 24/7
Jay: we already knew he was a nerd but LOOK AT THE SMILE
Lloyd: finally, not dark and brooding. He honestly looks kind of laid back, maybe sassy. Seems like a good spin on him cause that’s how I actually pictured him before watching the show.
Zane: ok we can definitely tell he is NOTHING LIKE THE SHOW. But we now have solid proof that he’s probably pretending to be human but is obviously not. Amazing. Not humans trying to be humans is my favorite story trope and although I still prefer usual Zane, this one looks great.
Kai: I was so afraid based on the trailer that Kai was gonna be an angry egotistical teen. Now we can see he looks like one of those party animal teens. Good.
Cole: I don’t have a comment for him really. He honestly just looks like normal cole with a manbun.
No two days are the same when you’re working in a massively creative atmosphere such as ban.do. Whether it’s conceptualizing a new campaign or animating dancing cats (What?! Jealous.), you can guarantee Danielle’s day-to-day as Lead Digital Designer is anything but ordinary. We sat down with this creative wizard to learn what makes her tick, and what her favorite Jen Gotch quote is.
Since she was a little girl, Kindah Khalidy has always taken the path less painted, and for a good reason! She’s got a crazy talent for creating captivating color palettes that draw you in at first glance. We stumbled upon Kindah’s brightly curated Instagram months ago and couldn’t get enough, so we just had to learn more about the Bay Area based artist and find out what inspires her bright, candy coated paintings and textiles.