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Early Spring Capsule

Last sunday afternoon, I broke away from my usual routine to hang out with my pal silent John. Don't let the title of silent fool you, he's got plenty of words to share. We met up with a few skaters to shoot some of our new products. The hours following, I watched these guys all the while the sky performed a beautiful light show for us.  Thank you to John, Conor, Alec, Max and the rest of the boys for their help. I appreciate you guys letting me hang around and shoot. - Ben

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Moon Collective in the Vatican.

I was twenty years old super excited and also very stupid. I booked my flight to land in Rome when my program was located in Florence. Instead of planning to stay in a hostel before my dormitory became available, I reserved an eerie camp spot far out of town. Nothing was worst than the initial sense of terror which over came me once the plane landed.I spent the next week wondering the streets of Rome, looking for places to sleep and playing tourist. I didn't know a single soul and I realized this was probably the first time I had ever I felt this way....

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Hound & Quail

For our past winter season 2014, Melanie and I curated a photo shoot in the new Hound & Quail located in Chinatown, Honolulu. As someone who is always looking for inspiration, this shop is a gem. You'll find items ranging from perfectly aged American flags, mysterious painted portraits, to the bones of unrecognizable creatures. I knew this would be a lovely backdrop to our shoot. Many thanks to our good pals Travis and Mark for having us."Welcome to our shop and gallery in Honolulu called Hound and Quail. Started in early 2011 by Mark Pei and Travis Flazer. We are...

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Melanie Tjoeng

Melanie Tjoeng is an Australian photographer currently based in Honolulu, Hi. The first time we hung out was for a photo shoot on the North Shore. Before we left a couple blocks of her apartment, she nervously asked if we could return back to her place to check if the toaster was still on. I nervously agreed, as I too am a forgetful person who enjoys toast.  Since that point on, Mel and I have been very close friends. I credit her with curating the visual aesthetic of our brand. She has a wonderful way of posing models and capturing...

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Black Friday Photos.

On Black Friday, Manifest Honolulu, was kind enough to offer there venue as a trunk show for Moon Collective. We took the opportunity to make paper life size teepees as well as curating the space to feel like our own. Thank you to everyone who stopped by, helped during the set up, an our dear friend Songki Park for the awesome photographs. Check out the event below.

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