Foster Huntington (@fosterhunting) — if you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe ~ Carl Sagan
Last week, I was digging through boxes of old shit and found a bag filled with a bunch of crumpled old 35mm negatives from my early days living in a van and bumming around the West Coast. I hadn't seen them in years and thought they were gone forever. Going through these seven year old memories, I was overtaken by a wave of nostalgia. I was 23, broke, sunburnt and looking for something that I'd never had the time or inclination to track down. “Young, dumb, and full of cum” as Gary Busey once described a similarly naive Keanu at the onset his similar journey.
A few weeks ago, on a distant planet, we had a party celebrating the one year birthday of @moviemountain. My life has a had a lot chapters, from living in nyc working in fashion to, in a lurkint around the west coast in a van and now making shit in a studio on a mountain top in Washington. I’m so pumped on the stuff we’re working on and for everyone that’s supported us along the way. Here’s a little video with some of characters from the first year of making stuff! @memmonz@kaikorsmo@theshelbyfoundation@email@example.com@j_ere_m_y@kylestephensnow@krotchy@nightjarillustration
5 years ago, I was driving from Ventura to Carpinteria along the Pacific Coast Highway checking for surf and spotted this VW T3 Westfalia. At the stage in my life, I was spending most of my time lurking up and down the coast of California, surfing by day, stealth camping by night and amassing a near encyclopedic knowledge of hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurants from LA to San Francisco. As a van dweller, I was always on the lookout for other people living in their vans, and this person's van/drying rack caught my eye. I snapped a few frames of my Mamiya 6, and went on my way. When it came time to lay out Home Is Where You Park It with @victoryjournal, I knew I wanted to use this image for the cover. It conveys so much of what I loved about my time spent living in my van; self reliance, the sense of freedom and discovery of having your own escape pod, and the accessibility of reconnecting with nature (in this case the ocean) on the relative cheap. Every time I look at this photo, it takes me back. The fourth edition of Home Is Where You Park It is now back in stock in my web store (follow the link in my profile or head to store.arestlesstransplant.com) to get a copy before they are gone (I order 1000 at a time and they go fast!) and use the discount code Vanlife10 to get 10% off. #vanlife
POOL SCUM EPISODE 3: THE REBUTTAL. #Poolscum was such a blast to work on and we would love to make more episodes. A great way to support this project and future ones is through the @moviemountain the Patreon. You can watch the whole piece edited together and pick up shirts and socks. We made Pool Scum as an example of how Instagram can be used and as proof of concept for what we are doing at Movie Mountain. A bunch of people but in hundreds of hours of hard work on it at @moviemountain.@memmonz was the special effects supervisor, @kaikorsmo was the lead fabricator and set builder, @lex.lore did the wardrobe and helped with props, @timothytickle made the miniature pants and worked on props, @kylestephensnow spent months animating the puppets, @theshelbyfoundation provided moral support and made miniature beer cans, @nightjarillustration did the matte painting and tshirt painting, Warren Lee did the sound design, @classichenbo interned for a month. I hope you guys like it and thanks for all of the support and great feedback 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻