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words by Dersu Rhodes photos by Dean Bradshaw

I have reached a time in my life where I am confronted by a fashion/personality/lifestyle/age crisis. Sounds complicated and dramatic but it’s really very simple. The look I have at my age doesn’t really cater to being active in the way that I love to be. For example, I choose to dress more maturely than I did in high school and college; stylish read more >

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Evan Rossell (Stink) makes art that makes me happy. His colors, characters, and mediums all combine into a glorious style that is easily recognizable and can be seen on surf fins, to boards, to massive murals. If you’re looking for something fun (stickers, beanies, books etc.) check out his online shop, and make sure to follow his art blog and site here.

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Blood Orange is Devonté Hynes, a writer and producer hailing from New York City. His music is so damn eclectic that it’s near impossible to categorize it. Listening to it feels like you are trapped in the best 80′s movie soundtrack you’ve ever heard, while being serenaded by Motown Diva’s, and a Brooklyn hipster quartet.
Devonte does it all, and his accompaniment by collaborates such as Samantha Urbani from Friends, Florence Welch, read more >


Bob Hoste is a southern California based videographer and a self-proclaimed hobbyist photographer.  Originally from the small commercial fishing and tourist community of Point Pleasant Beach in New Jersey, Bob has made his way to California where he is now surrounded by a talented group of unique friends acting as source of constant inspiration coast to coast.
Through his company, The Leeward Shore, Bob produces videos and edits for a roster of clients mainly in action sports. If you’re read more >


Interview and words by Dersu Rhodes

I walk briskly down a street that has a sign I cannot pronounce. When I ask my friend Erik, my guide to the city who walks beside me, how it’s said in Swedish he sounds like he’s singing, Alderbethsgatan. It’s so damn cold in Stockholm that it’s hard not to speed walk, and I now know why every person in Sweden is so fit, I can feel myself growing thinner as my read more >


December means dinner parties and fancy cocktails, getting all of your favorite people together in one room, spending too much money on the ingredients for mulled wine stumbling home hours later – bellies full and hearts filled with a deep sense of gratitude for those incredible people in our lives.
Tested this one out at nice little social hour at my place over the weekend and I must say, it has some real gems. As 2013 read more >


Words by Philipp Vogt
It was a warm spring evening in 2011
and I was returning home from the supermarket in Berlin Mitte when a young guy on a bike with a huge backpack and a proportionally huge smile stopped next to me.
“I’m a backpacker from Oslo, in town for a couple of days, and my idea is to ask random people from the street if I can crash on their couch. Every night has to be a read more >


Words by Philipp Vogt
Dani Garreton lives in San Sebastián, Spain.
If you wanna find out why that seems to be an inspiring place, check out its Wiki page, where you can find stunning pictures like this one.
Her work is romance-laden, capturing a deep and respectful fascination for that magic blue world that accounts for some 70% of our planet’s surface: the sea.
Interpretations of classic oceanic motives are cavorting her art – The read more >

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Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up.
-Pablo Picasso
We, at Witness This, strive to support artists (be it photographers, painters, directors, DJs, Singer/Songwriters, etc.) and introduce you; the readers, our friends, our collaborators and our inspiration, to the other genius minds out there. We come across some of the most talented people, and while doing so, we found two inspiring young women who completely embody the idea of supporting read more >

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Being from Berlin, I am well aware of Marc Houle. He’s a staple in our music culture and in my opinion, completely underrated. So, when I heard that Lindsay was interviewing him, I was stoked to be able to experience his live show, something I’d heard about but never witnessed. His career goes back to the analog days of electronic music, which is exciting because he was an integral part of the foundation of the genre read more >