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ISSUE 12: IDENTITY

 This issue has so many good tidbits in it. Everything from our interview with Waikiki beach boy Mr. Toots, to our very own emoji set created by Dan Madsen of Oasis skate shop (which is available as grip tape btw!!!!), not to mention our own interview with Cliff Kapono a research scientist surfer who’s trying […]

PRISMATIC

Nick Pourfard upcycles the very decks you’ve deemed unrideable and turns them into musical works of art. Name: Nick Pourfard Age: 23 Hometown: San Diego Occupation: Owner/Luthier at Prisma Guitars Company established:  2014 Best trick: BS Hurricane Favorite video: First Love The Manifold: Tell us a bit about your background. Are you an artist? A […]

UKULELE GODDESS: TAIMANE GARDNER

If you have ever seen Taimane Gardner perform you know what an amazing artist she really is. I say “artist” instead of “musician” because what she does on stage goes far beyond playing an instrument. Instead, she mesmerizes with the way she moves and dances and interacts with the audience. That’s not to negate her […]

HELL BENT

Jeremy Strength has been living in Japan for four years, and for the past month he’s been playing tour guide, hosting skaters, graffiti artists, and those considering a move to Japan. We meet at the Machida rail station near Yokohama. It’s my first time meeting Jeremy and I’m nearly two hours late. He presents me […]

ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST: WINNERS

  A while back we had a photo contest and the winners were featured in issue 11: Loaded. With a loaded bag of film and a wandering spirit, Gabi and Dru took to the streets of Waikiki and Honolulu to share their “dark” side. Gabi Sinehara and Dru Hara are photographers from Honolulu and work […]

LOW BROS: INTERVIEW

       T he Low Bros are a German street artist duo who are making this 80’s baby flush with nostaligia. Their playful color palate, geometric layering and skate/hip hop vibes will legit make you feel like you grew up on the salty sidewalks of Venice Beach. They got mad street cred, hitting up walls in […]

LEFTOVERS: THE QUIET THINGS THAT NO ONE EVER KNOWS

What a magical creative team we had on this day. And as you can see we can so many wonderful shots to choose from. Here are all the LEFTOVERS to prove it. photography x simone komine modeled x mudra josephson styled x torie okemora hair and makeup x kate broadhurst

A SAILOR JERRY HOLIDAY

When I first got approached to tour around a group of journalists from all over the world for Sailor Jerry Rum I thought, duh, this is a no brainer. I get to show off our lovely island to people of like minds in the journalism community all the while taking them to my favorite haunts […]

OUTSTANDING IN THE FIELD

You start out, standing in the field. With appetizers floating around you, sun kissing your shoulders and libations in hand. Everything is locally sourced and the people around you are taking in some breathtaking scenery. The Ko’olau lizard back (or jagged mountain range) tickles your eyes and your taste buds playfully tongue limu butter and […]

PHOTOGRAPHY SPOTLIGHT: NATALIE NAKASONE 2016 PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST WINNER

  Natalie Nakasone is the winner of our photography contest 2016 online. Her work under the theme of “loaded” was very refreshing and captured a new take on the word. Born and raised in Honolulu, Natalie Nakasone is a 31-year-old private school girl who just started learning how to adult.  After spending most of her […]

KNIGHTS OF BEDLAM AND HORROR

interview By Tracy Negrete Photographs: Mario Gorman Knights of Bedlam & Horror is a lifestyle brand based out of Long Beach California. The company is funded financially & physically by the owners, all money’s made from sales goes right back into the brand. Their goal is to do this for the next 3-5 years and […]

VCR HEADQUARTERS

    We took a look into Long Beach’s Headquarters and VCR Gallery on 4th Street Retro Row, a creative hub where local artists, musicians and skaters can create and flourish. Co-founder Nat Iosbaker showed us around the depths of the local hot spot for creatives to come and express themselves while making a positive impact […]

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE…

  photography x lila lee text x napua camarillo When I’m away from home what I tend to miss most are the smells and sounds of Hawai’i. The sounds of the birds chirping and the smell of the rain are what I notice in their absence.   Roosters crowing, ukuleles strumming, tuberose leis, and wafting pineapple […]

IMPERMANENCE OF DIY

DIY has been something I lived before I knew what it was. Back in the early 80’s I lived in a small house in an affordable neighborhood in a northern suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.   Our neighborhood was still being developed when we moved in. New houses were emerging slowly, which made great places for […]

LEFTOVERS: FULL CIRCLE X DTF

LEFTOVERS is a photo series of all the photos that don’t make it to print but deserve to be seen. This particular series comes from a story we did on song bird and real beauty Jae-mi Shishido who’s following her passion for singing from coast to coast. Check out her video from Blake Bogosian at […]

FILL IN FRIDAY: ALEXANDER STADIL

The man behind all these videos who runs the website LaDevise.com shared a little more about himself in our web interview series : Fill in Fridays. —–WHO—– Who are you in 100 words or less. Alexander Millimeter, creative and marketing consultant hailing from the American and French south side. Based in San Francisco, I produce, […]

ISSUE 10: INSTANT GRATIFICATION

  So excited to let you guys peep this issue! We are proud to present our 10th issue themed at “Instant Gratification”. In today’s world of constant updates, selfie overloads, and social media madness, we wanted to show off the stories that make us feel like a “million likes”. We’ve got stories with Jasper Wong […]

ONE WITH THE SEA X AMANDA COOPER

  The notion of body image and skin retouching, definitions of “beauty” have become more heavily haunting me in the increasing usage of social media…most recently I have been avoiding abrasive skin retouching whenever possible and aiming to shoot in pure film and/or just clean raw digital with very limited to no retouching whatsoever. I […]

INTERVIEW: LENNY KAHOLO

  Interview x Annalisa Ubendacht Meet Lenny Kaholo, a local Wetplate Collodion photographer who’s bringing it back to the old school – way back – to the 1880’s. Lenny’s work bridges the gap between past and present, old and new; through one of the most complicated, volatile, and badass photography techniques we’ve ever heard of. […]

GLITCH GLITCH: NEW ART

GlitchGlitch- A two man art exposition featuring the works of Crist Espiritu and Angge Lorente (click through the entire works to see things enlarged) GlitchGlitch is the collective name of Crist Espiritu and Angge Lorente. Crist and Angge have consistently collaborated on commissioned murals and street art pieces for the last few years. Their varying […]

REFLECTIONS IN THE SEA X MARTIN CASCU

  I find myself at the extremity of a long beach. How gladly does the spirit leap forth, and suddenly enlarge its sense of being to the full extent of the broad, blue, sunny deep! A greeting and a homage to the Sea! I descend over its margin, and dip my hand into the wave […]

GHOST TOWN X JONATHAN “SKILLET” BROUSSEAU

    ghost town | surf china from Jonathan Brousseau on Vimeo.   In Hainan, China a young surf scene is caught in-between the government trying to develop the area and the Surf Industry trying to capitalize on the fast growing destination. Ghost Town refers to one of the west’s current perception of China and […]

ARTIST: ONNIE O’LEARY

Our in-house graphic designer brought to my attention this rad tattoo artist Onnie O’Leary whose work is like flipping through the pages of a comic book with beautiful gradients, sexy scenes, and strong line work. We might just be in love! Originally from Australia O’Leary has style. Check it.     Follow her on instagram

INTERVIEW: KRYSTLE WRIGHT

  Excerpt from Krystle Wright’s Facebook page: Conversation with a random in the gondola, ‘You know when you play that game, what’s your dream job?’ ‘No, I don’t think I’ve ever played that game’ ‘Well what do you do for a living then?’ ‘I’m an adventure photographer’ …’Damn You’ Twenty-seven year old adventure photographer Krystle […]

LAST WORD: ASANO RYUHEI

    Hailing from Fukuoka, Japan, painter/illustrator/beatmaker/videographer/rapper Asano Ryuhei, aka Lee, is a wild animal. Not that he’s not house broken. LABut a wild animal in the sense that he obeys his nature without ego. When asked how often he considers the opinions of his audience or the rest of the world, he gave a […]

SKATE AND CREATE: PRISMA GUITARS

Skater Nick Pourfard endured a skate injury that left him unable to walk for 6 months so he turned to music. As a skater he’s said that all of his boards hold a sentimental value so he decided to marry his two passions towards a new hobby: woodworking and voila.. Prisma Guitars!  “I continued this […]

INTERVIEW: JACKIE PAINTS DEAD

The woman with the blank expression has an octopus-shaped tumor planted on the back of her head. Pale-faced waifs with rainbow unicorn horns stare with cotton candy hair and empty white eyes. Jellyfish monsters and stitched kittens. Cherubs eating blueberry pie. These are some of the paintings and illustrations of Jacqueline Gallagher, a Hawai’i native […]

INTERVIEW: SEAN DAVEY

    Sean Davey hailing from Tasmania, Australia, has been calling the North Shore of Oahu home for the past 17 years. A very interesting, friendly chap, with a sense of style all his own, he creates unique images by always looking for different approaches and different ways of shooting photography. In a sea of […]

LEFTOVERS: PRETTY RECKLESS

Click on any photo and arrow through the rest in a larger format! Leftovers is a series dedicated to the “rejects” that didn’t make it to print but as you can clearly tell, these are far from rejects. They are still so delectable that I had to show them off here in this section for […]

SUBMISSION SUNDAY: SATH

We got an AWESOME submission from Spanish painter out of Bangkok, Sath. His play on street art that interacts with it’s surroundings made us do a double take. We were in full appreciation of his sense of humor, play on words, and a creative intent that made us think—damn, why didn’t we think of that?  […]

EARLY MORNING STOKE X DESCRIBE THE FAUNA

It’s a beautiful day for some early morning stoke especially with this awesome team!   PHOTOGRAPHY X DESCRIBE THE FAUNA FOR THE MANIFOLD MAGAZINE modeled x abi rae @visionLA surfboard x grain surfboards     Would you like to contribute a fashion story? Or photo series? Send your submissions to SUBMIT@TheManifoldMag.com

SUBMISSION SUNDAY: ANGGE LORENTE

(Click on one and arrow through for a bigger perspective.) Angge Lorente is an aspiring visual artist who excels in painting. Fascinated by the human form, she chose to paint in a detailed realistic style rendering her subjects with adept precision. Her artworks are mostly photo-realistic scenes with an air of mystery. Her paintings are […]

HOME INVASION: IRENA and JOHN

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of invading Irena from @BunnyandWolf vintage’s home and we fell in love. Upon entry with stunning pink bougainvillias framing the arched door, to the little details like their vintage Bingo set, not to mention their record collection, we felt like we had to take pictures! So here’s […]

OVER THE EDGE

    It’s a magical day in the neighborhood with these beauties, Yarid (@yardogg) and Stephanie (@groovybabyyy), getting deep into San Pedro’s Sunken City for The Manifold Magazine’s mainland collaboration in LA. We teamed up with two, count ’em, TWO vintage shops running out of Long Beach called Mish Mash Shop (@mishmashshop) and Bunny and […]

LONG BEACH PHOTO DIARY: DAY 4

Add another crazy day to the list, yesterday. From an early morning of painting for Pow! Wow! Long Beach preppin’ and primin’ for the amazing artist Cryptik to a 7 hour photo shoot and collaboration with hair stylist Nancy Bernier, Bunny and Wolf and Mish Mash Vintage Shops in the “Sunken City” in San Pedro. […]

LONG BEACH PHOTO DIARY: DAY 2

    This trip has been filled with coffee, coffee, random sites, Mexican food and homies. From small world happenings like randomly meeting the father of a friend of a friend from Hawaii at a Trader Joes, to over-chatting with my ex boyfriend’s brother who just happened to be in town. It’s Day 3 and […]

HOT GIRL OF THE MONTH: DARIA

  Daria is our new girl crush, she’s a real estate agent living a double life. Take a gander through her Insta (@altpercept) and discover her many cosplay outfits that she herself sews. She’s a huge fan of classic Disney movies and runs her own birthday party character business called “Enchanted Character Parties Hawaii”. She […]