Trying our best to nail shots of the boys so they can keep stickers on their boards.
From Blog | 1 year, 9 months, 1 day ago
A little insight into the life behind the mysterious @johnnyjungle (John Barton) who lives his life shooting some of the most amazing images out of Indonesia.
Johnny bases himself in the heart of the Mentawai Islands at the epic Pitstop Hill Resort as the staff photographer.
A usual day for 'Jungle Juice' revolves around shooting 5000 odd photos , two coffees (one ice coffee) , three coconuts , one surf , driving boats and being an all time legend.
This project all came about when Riley Laing , Alex Smith , Sam Potter and Myself decided to chase a swell deep into the Mentawai island chain.
This led us to the bearded lensman who spends 10 months of the year sleeping in wooden huts and pointing his camera straight into "Gods Garden" I was pretty interested into the life Johnny lives and had been following his work for years so I decided to sit down with him and have a chat. He told me some really cool stories and got to learn more about the guy behind the beard.
That afternoon we surfed Pitstop's till dark which is a epic right hander straight out the front of the resort. We had the lineup to ourselves and we both got tubed !
The sun was setting and it was like a cute date haha!
Pretty cool seeming as we were the guys dripping in sweat or kicking around in the impact section all day trying our best to nail shots of the boys so they can keep stickers on their boards.
Words by Owen Milne.
Snaps by Johnny Jungle and Owen Milne
Video by Owen Milne