Following an epic adventure and months of planning, TheGoodLife! x Bolivares presented “Hecho En Peru,” a galería opening featuring photos by Craig Wetherby on November 11, 2015. Much of our travels in Peru brought unexpected sights, sounds, and tastes, and our aim was to recreate that experience for our friends and familia in Brooklyn. From Craig’s iconic imagery displayed throughout the Bolivares Imports & Co space in Williamsburg to Carlos Baptista’s stunning cinematography projected floor to ceiling to comidas Peruanas by CocoRoco and a nearly never ending flow of Cusqueña, Peru’s signature beer and the only one qualified to be called “The Gold of The Incas,” the stage was set for a full sensory experience. As DJ Smoke L.E.S.played both records and bongos at the same time, we played host for an extended fam that included Ricky Powell, Stretch Armstrong, Joell Ortiz, Venus X, Marina Nery, Hope Watson, Sigrun Jonsdottir, Simonez Wolf and many more until the opening turned into a bona fide house party. Thanks to everyone from Bolivares and TheGoodLife! who made it happen and huge Happy Birthday to Lucho who completed a dream on his born day. Check out photos by Zach Hilty (Bfa) and Peter Pabon (The Wasted Talent) after the jump.
TheGoodLife! Familia Cole Barash and Meg Haywood Sullivan, along with Daniel Russo have joined forces with Salt Optics for “SEESALT,” a group show to benefit Charity Water. Water seems like a given to most of us but in reality more than 660 million people in the world do not have access to clean, drinkable water. “SEESALT” opens tonight at The Hole Gallery NYC. Hit the jump for full details and RSVP. Photo above by Cole Barash.
Much like how our annual TheGoodLife! x Burton party at Milk Studios is the official launch of Summer, our annual movie premiere x rager with Burton is definitely the official launch of winter. This year just might have been the best yet! With nearly 800 shred heads packed into Brooklyn Bowl plus snowboard royalty Danny Davis, Mark McMorris, Kimmy Fasani, Kelly Clark, Zak Hale, Ethan Deiss, Ben Ferguson, and Jack Mitrani on hand for the madness, we premiered The Best of Burton Presents while sipping on Pacifico to the sounds of DJ’s Uncle Mike, Soul, and the one and only Questlove. If you can’t imagine how rad it was, hit the jump for a gallery from Peter Pábon. See you in the mountains!
We’re excited to announce the release of TheGoodLife! familia member Gabe L’Heureux’s new book, Stops Along The Way. Limited to only 150 copies, it’s a must cop for any fan of Gabe’s multifaceted work. In his own words:
“Stops Along the Way is a photo book I just finished from a years worth of travels and shooting. Many of the locations are places or people I found along side the road during whatever trip or shoot I was on at the time. I always try to have a camera on me, its crazy what you find sometimes. Some of the other snaps were more planned or concepted and there is a few favorites from campaigns I did last year. I really had no ryhme or reason to it, I just wanted to make a book of imagery that I thought would fit well in a book. Half of it was shot on film, which makes for good double exposures, film burns, and half the time you forgot what you shot so its super fun getting the film back. Really enjoyed making it. Its only a print run of 150 so really limited. Give it a look.”
Buy one here! Check out more visuals from Stops Along The Way after the jump.
Rounding out our first series with Sports Illustrated and Jimmy Chin comes this gravity defying image of climber Sonnie Trotter. “The extremely talented and endlessly stoked Sonnie Trotter always has a good time when he’s out climbing. Sonnie is one of the best rock climbers out there and has put up first ascents of some of the hardest trad climbs in the world, all with casual panache and understatement. Here he does his impression of the human flag on a climb in the Canadian Rockies, Alberta.” – Jimmy Chin