Big Sur Yes Sir

You knew my previous story wouldn't be the last. It was only a matter of time before I needed to get my fix again. ...the addiction to adventure is real.

For the past few weeks I've been staying around Encinitas. It's been nice hanging in a familiar scene and also getting some much needed exercise on the bike, the atrophy of sitting so much has ruined my strength. Not much else has changed since I left nearly a year ago; many of the locals have the same haircut, the dating pool is still shallow, Captain Keenos is still a great dive, and the surfers talk about how radical they are. Well, there are a couple new things: the homeys at Wedge & Lever expanded their office, Metajive relocated to Encinitas, The Black Atlas has some great new stuff, and fellow vagabond Kyle Schwartz has been around surfing. I haven't really missed out on much, and apparently many of my friends haven't missed me either, for getting people to hang out was way more challenging than a simple invite. I suppose most of them follow my Instagram and had no need to catch up- millennial problems.

After a while I started getting uncomfortable staying in just one area. Even though a couple friends offered their couch, I didn't want to take up their space for too long and would revert back to my rolling apartment. I all of a sudden felt like that dude "living in a van down by the river", and don't like it. The solution to fix this was to rent a room or get back on the road. In San Diego I had a couple freelance photoshoots that kept me busy, but nothing consistent so I decided to go visit family in the Bay Area. Instead of taking the boring straight direction up the interstate, Hwy 1 along the coastline through Big Sur was the best route.

[Since I've been back, my resumé has been getting littered across the nation. I've submitted it to brands far and wide, soliciting my marketing/advertising, photography, & other creative services. One brand brought me to Kansas City for an interview, but I'm still searching until it's for sure. So if you have an inside scoop on a job opportunity, please pass along my info or email me: robbie@robbiesell.com] 

(turn up your screen's brightness to enjoy the photos' full glory)

 I've been here before, though took another opportunity to fine tune a few more photographs for a potential book cover. 

I've been here before, though took another opportunity to fine tune a few more photographs for a potential book cover. 

 Get out and stretch your legs. You never know what you'll find.

Get out and stretch your legs. You never know what you'll find.

 Those line got me like.

Those line got me like.

 Before I left,  Bridge & Burn  sent me my new favorite shorts. 

Before I left, Bridge & Burn sent me my new favorite shorts. 

 Neature at it again.

Neature at it again.

 I don't know what's in the currents here that makes the water so beautiful, but I love it.  To turn up the contrast, I put on a circular polarizing filter to deepen the blues of the water and remove any reflection. #RealFilter ; )

I don't know what's in the currents here that makes the water so beautiful, but I love it.  To turn up the contrast, I put on a circular polarizing filter to deepen the blues of the water and remove any reflection. #RealFilter ; )

 When looking for a place to camp the first night, I found a buddy rolling this insane Synchro rig. The next morning I went for a  heavy bike ride up Nacimiento Rd, climbing nearly 4000' in 8 miles . The ride back down almost burned out my brakes!

When looking for a place to camp the first night, I found a buddy rolling this insane Synchro rig. The next morning I went for a heavy bike ride up Nacimiento Rd, climbing nearly 4000' in 8 miles. The ride back down almost burned out my brakes!

 Another great  Bridge & Burn  piece.

Another great Bridge & Burn piece.

 I found the mine to a secret cove.

I found the mine to a secret cove.

 While you're browsing the internet, a hippy is out there doing their thing.

While you're browsing the internet, a hippy is out there doing their thing.

 During a brief part of the year, the earth aligns so the sun sets directly behind this keyhole. I'll be back in a few months for that one if you want to join.

During a brief part of the year, the earth aligns so the sun sets directly behind this keyhole. I'll be back in a few months for that one if you want to join.

 Mandatory selfie at 'that' bridge.

Mandatory selfie at 'that' bridge.

 I've shot  this bridge  a number of times and wanted to find a new view on it, so I braved the poison oak.

I've shot this bridge a number of times and wanted to find a new view on it, so I braved the poison oak.

 About a 1000' descent from the roadway along a primitive trail is this beautiful rocky scene. The fisheye view doesn't do it justice, that crazy cliff is about 400' straight down. 

About a 1000' descent from the roadway along a primitive trail is this beautiful rocky scene. The fisheye view doesn't do it justice, that crazy cliff is about 400' straight down. 

 Big Sur is ok with me.

Big Sur is ok with me.

Now in the Bay Area, I'm building a strategy on how to best produce this book. Since my wallet is empty, a kickstarter campaign may be the best option, unless there's a publisher out there willing to take a chance? If you have any advice, please send me an email.