Monday Photos: Live From The Moon

posted by / Monday Photos, Photos / December 23, 2013

All Photos And Captions: Brent Bielmann

Alex Gray, about a year ago in the Mentawais. We were filming for another project on this trip and hoarded the best clips for Live From The Moon.

Alex Gray, about a year ago in the Mentawais. We were filming for another project on this trip and hoarded the best clips for Live From The Moon.

Jamie O'Brien at Nias. As you can see, we scored on this trip.

Jamie O'Brien at Nias. As you can see, we scored on this trip.

Ireland was easily the most beautiful place I've ever seen. It's raw and beautiful, and the coastline is so untouched. Not to mention the waves.

Ireland was easily the most beautiful place I've ever seen. It's raw and beautiful, and the coastline is so untouched. And the waves are insane.

We would drive through the countryside and find abandoned castles on the side of the road. Here's Anthony Walsh, looking out through one.

In Ireland, we would drive through the countryside and find abandoned castles on the side of the road. Here's Anthony Walsh, looking out through time.

The people in Ireland were amazing. It seems like everybody just has their role in the community and nobody gets caught up in all the distractions of social media like we do. And here's Alex Gray, at least for a moment, not caring about his Instagram.

The people in Ireland were amazing. It seems like everybody just has their role in the community and nobody gets caught up in all the distractions of social media like we do. And here's Alex Gray, at least for a moment, not caring about his Instagram.

Anthony's been to Ireland quite a bit. He's been there for a few months at a time, on a couple different occasions. He knew of all the spots that could be flat at a certain tide and then be six foot and slabbing when it switches. Here's Cheyne reaping the benefits of Anthony's knowledge.

Anthony's been to Ireland quite a bit — he's been there for a few months at a time, on a couple different occasions. He knew of all the spots that could be flat at a certain tide and then be six foot and slabbing when it switched. Here's Cheyne reaping the benefits of Anthony's knowledge.

The Irish think it's bad luck to tear down a house. So when people buy property there, they'll just leave the old house and build a new one right next to it. It's pretty surreal looking.

The Irish think it's bad luck to tear down a house. So when people buy property there, they'll just leave the old house and build a new one right next to it. It's pretty surreal looking.

We basically showed up to Japan in the middle of a Typhoon, and this photo is from when we were in the eye of it.

We basically showed up to Japan in the middle of a Typhoon, and this is a moment of fleeting perfection in the eye of the storm.

I think everybody gained like ten pounds because the food was so good in Japan. Here's a little dinner with our friends, and I think we're eating kobe beef.

I think everybody gained like ten pounds because the food was so good in Japan. Here's a little kobe beef dinner with our friends.

There are a lot of clips from Hawaii in Live From The Moon. Here's Jamie at Pipe, getting a keeper.

There are a lot of clips from Hawaii in Live From The Moon. Here's Jamie at Pipe, getting a keeper.

We did some filming on Maui, too. Clay Marzo is Cheyne's half-brother and he can be pretty hard to track down, but I was lucky enough to get a few photos of him.

We did some filming on Maui, too. Clay Marzo is Cheyne's half-brother and he can be pretty hard to track down, but I was lucky enough to get a few photos of him.

We filmed a lot in Tahiti, too. Here's a little underwater shot of Anthony Walsh at Teahupoo.

We did a few different trips to Tahiti. Here's a little underwater shot of Anthony Walsh at Teahupoo.

Cheyne Magnusson, Teahupoo. That day was so shallow — you can see the coral heads in this photo. And it definitely wasn't small out there.

Cheyne Magnusson, Teahupoo. That day was so shallow — you can see the coral heads in this photo. And it definitely wasn't small out there.

We were in Tahiti for those two massive swells that were like a week apart last spring. This is Anthony Walsh on one of the tow days.

We were in Tahiti for those two massive swells last spring. This is Anthony Walsh on one of the tow days.

In Moorea, there's a place where you can go and just cruise with all these stingrays and sharks. It's like a natural petting zoo without any nets or supervision. Here's JOB with a ray.

In Moorea, there's a place where you can go and just cruise with all these stingrays and sharks. It's like a natural petting zoo without any nets or supervision. Here's JOB with a ray.

Takanui Smith, Tahiti. This wave was so perfect that it looks photoshopped. I swear it's not.

Takanui Smith, Tahiti. This wave was so perfect that it looks photoshopped. I swear it's not.

Garret McNamara at Teahupoo. That guy driving the ski in the foreground got paralyzed from the waste down surfing there years ago. Now he lives there and tows Raimana into bombs. He's gnarly too — he'll even put himself in danger to pick guys up.

Garret McNamara at Teahupoo. That guy driving the ski in the foreground got paralyzed from the waist down surfing there years ago. Now he lives there and tows Raimana into bombs. He's gnarly too — he'll even put himself in danger to pick guys up.

They have these little taxi tours that drive around the island in Tahiti. And here's Cheyne trying to make some new friends from Japan.

They have these little taxi tours that drive around the island in Tahiti. And here's Cheyne trying to make some new friends from Japan.

It's kind of hard to tell, because I was shooting fisheye, but this is a big wave that Dave Wassel is on. If you don't believe me, just watch the movie.

It's kind of hard to tell, because I was shooting fisheye, but this is a big wave that Dave Wassel is on. If you don't believe me, just watch the movie.


 

I was lucky enough to get on a couple of trips for the production of Body Glove’s new movie, Live From The Moon. We scored good waves all over and I think the movie turned out awesome. There are a ton of good barrels and I feel like it’s more of a core surf film. It kind of has the feel of a movie from the 90s — more about good surfing than anything else. Here are a collection of photos from some of our travels. —Brent Bielmann

Live From The Moon is currently available on iTunes. Shall you?

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  • ItsOnlyAParkinglotWang

    Love this kid’s work, good photo genes in that family!

  • greg browning

    Thanks for the support on the movie!!!! super stoked.

  • The Larsgeb

    Epic

  • truth

    alex gray is a doosh