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Kane Brown: Photographer

ROAR: After meeting you whilst surfing in Byron we were keen to check your creative work. You have a unique style for ocean, coastal, nature and surfing photography that sets you apart from others. Where did this passion and creativity come from?

Kane: Definitely growing up i've had a strong connection with the ocean, waking up in the early hours before school and Racing down the beach with friends, seeing who can ride with out hands the longest (ah they were the days).  It would've been about my 15th birthday until i got my first camera. Early stages were just mucking around documenting friends surfing and skating bluh bluh maybe the odd landscape photograph. My passion has rapidly grown over the past two years. Having you're licence and the freedom to pack up the camera gear and leave, would have to be the best feeling about the whole thing. 

ROAR: Where are you from and how has this influenced you style?

Kane: The Sunny Coast. It's not the most consistent place for waves but being a pretty motivated person it ain't so bad. Living on the coast, there are already few guys out there taking photos, so the next shoot you're always trying to look for something new and different, to set you apart from the others. 
ROAR: What are some rad photo shoots you have been involved in so far?

Kane: I haven't been involved in anything to rad. It's always something special adventuring to new locations, especially when you score it with you're friends
ROAR: Is the plan to make a career of being a photographer?

Kane: It wouldn't be the worst gig i can tell you that, but for now i'll continue being a struggling artist selling prints down at the local markets and some extra part time work. See what happens in the new year. 

ROAR: What are some things that you are excited about for 2015

Kane: I'm definitely looking forward to more trips overseas and down the coast in the commo

. You can follow Kane on his instagram @kanebrownphoto and on his website Kanebrownphoto.com

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Tim Boyden: Artist & Woodworker

We met Tim in the town of Eugene as we were adventuring and van living our way through Oregon. His unique art and woodwork grabbed our attention and we were impressed with Tim's ability to create individual pieces out of recycled material and driftwood. Tim told us some of the stories of going to the coastline and local rivers to explore and find wood and bits and pieces, which he could turn into functional tables, coffee tables, chairs, cutting boards etc. A very interesting story was when he went to the Oregon coastline and found pieces of furniture that were very unique and had come from the country of Japan, possibly from the nuclear explosion. Tim has his own gallery in downtown Eugene called Out On A Limb Gallery. You can get in contact with Tim and follow his adventures and rustic style of fine woodwork by following his interesting and creative blog timboydenart.com. On his blog Tim states "I strive to use locally salvaged or gathered materials whenever possible! Be it collecting river stones and driftwood along the Willamette River by my home or from the gorgeous Oregon coast, buying locally harvested and milled trees or by using our cultures broken discarded items". We at ROAR love meeting creative and interesting people in our travels, who are offering something positive to their community. All pictures used in this article are from Tim's blog.

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