Throughout the month of November enter to win our entire 12 piece holiday dress collection! The rules are simple...
1.) Go into your local Volcom retailer and put together your favorite head to toe party look using only Volcom product
2.) Try on that outfit and snap a selfie
3.) Upload to instagram and tag @volcomwomens, #volcomparty and the retailer where you found this rad party outfit
THAT'S IT! You are now entered to win. The winner will be chosen on Saturday, November 30th and 12pm and notified through a comment on their photo. Check out our Pinterest board "Dress for the Best Night Ever" for some photos of what could show up on your doorstep December 5th!
Where is your favorite place to watch the sun go down?
The sunset at the San Clemente Pier is always pretty. The colors are always different, sometimes pink shades, sometimes orange shades. My mom said it depends on the smog in LA haha!
Are you early to bed/ early riser or a night owl?
I'm usually super tired by 8pm because of surfing and training. But, now with school my classes are a lot harder so I'm slowly becoming a night owl.
What is your favorite inspirational quote or song lyric you've been into lately?
Lately, I've been really liking that song by Lorde called Royals. The whole album is actually pretty good =)
What time of day is your favorite to surf? (doesn't have to be sunset :) & why?
I like afternoon and evening sessions the best only because I'm fully awake and ready to surf
When did you take your first photograph and on what camera?
My dad had an old Minolta that I used to love playing around with mostly for the love of cool analog machines. I took pictures here and there but it did not
really click until sometime in high school when I got my hands on a Mamiya twin lens medium format. Once I got that it was over. I built a dark room in my
families laundry room and I was regularly developing my own film and making prints and learning to read light. Those were the first actual photographs
and I'm still happy with some of those moments to this day.
Do you remember what the image was and why you felt compelled to capture it?
There was as shot I did down in Tijuana, looking over someones fence into their backyard. There was a mishmash of stuff, clothes lines, fences, electrical lines,
it looked unique and very graphic. It was one of the first times I was conscious of capturing a moment or a graphic as opposed to
documenting with a snap shot which is the more common use of a camera.
When / how did you decide it was going to be the go-to medium for your creative?
I saw an Ansel Adams exhibit in 8th grade and the depth of the images resonated with me in a really profound way. The black of the sky, the glow of the rocks,
there was something about that monochromatic palate that had a depth and impressionism that captured life in a way that was completely attractive to me.
That was my first experience with being moved in some way by art.
If you had to listen to one band/ artist all day in your studio who would it be?
Geez, what mood am I in that day? Neil Young, "Everyone Knows This is Nowehere" is always welcome. I did go through an entire year where my darkroom
soundtrack was Portishead "Dummy", it fit the mood of the dark so well and I listened to it over and over and over, I was too lazy and too happy to go get
I started shooting for Volcom in 1995 as probably the only photographer that never shot surf/snow/skate. It was cool that they saw something in my work and
kept me around. There's never too much supervision and it's pretty laid back. At the end of the day, I can take a bunch of girls outfits up to some sand dunes,
make some cool photos with just me and a little crew, print them out, dump paint and stuff on them, and then re photograph them and turn them in
without anyone telling me this is right or wrong. Pretty cool to have that kind of freedom working for such a big company right? Plus they usually feed me
pretty well. Food and creative freedom are huge motivators.
Last year I was able to race in The Better Half Dash. A race with NASCAR wives and girlfriends in little cars called Bandoleros. We race on a ¼ mile track on the front straight of Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Naturally I am a very competitive person. When I first heard about this race I told Travis it was my goal to win it! So last year I set out determined to be first or last! With My husband (NASCAR Nationwide Driver Travis Pastrana) as my spotter I was able to be the first to the checkered flag and win the race! Now a spotter is someone who is high enough up to see the whole track, helps kind of coach the driver, and let them know when there are cars around them. It’s their job to help the driver pass and or get out of the way when someone else is trying to pass them. Usually Travis and I coaching one another isn’t the best situation, not unlike most couples. So we were pleasantly surprised at how smoothly things went and how well we worked together in practice and the race. I think one of the best parts about this race is that the significant others (mostly drivers) are the spotters and they all approach their duties differently. Some might take the “you are so slow just drive like _____” route, most take the “you are doing so great honey, keep up the good work, don’t worry about being in the back”, or someone like Travis took the route of telling me whatever info I asked for which generally was “why am I going so slow!? How can I get to the apron properly???, am I fastest!!???”.
Anyway the race is set for Thursday October 10th this year. I will be 5.5 weeks post birth of our daughter Addy and I’ll be ready!
The race is put on and benefits MRO (Motor Racing Outreach) and if I win my winnings will go to The Women’s Sports Foundation again.
If you would like to donate on my behalf go to http://www.go2mro.com/betterhalfdash/
If you would like to read a little more about the race or buy tickets to watch go to http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/media/news/ladies-nascar-wheel-bandoleros-third-annual-better-half-dash-bojangles-pole-night.html
Check out this video from last year and check back after the 10th to see if I was able to keep my title of “The Fastest Better Half”!
~Lyn-z Adams Hawkins Pastrana
@mitch_coleborn just breezing along in the Mexican wind! - photo: @brianbielmann. Go check out stabmag.com for a rad documentary on @brianbielmann, the man behind a lot of great surf imagery, aptly titled ' Bielmann : Straight Up The Man // @volcomsurf #volcom #volcomsurf #volcomboardshorts
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@_balaram cleared the uprights with this punt! // photo: @chroniclesofchristie @volcomsurf #volcomsurf #volcomhawaii #volcomboardshorts