Keegan Gibbs – Blog

Rats! Squirrels! Kooks! Bros!

Posted in Beach Culture, friends, Open Spaces, Photography, published, Surfing by Keegan on January 28, 2011

A little video recap from the show.

Shot by Nick, Edited by me. Thanks again to everyone for coming out.

the hangover

Posted in Beach Culture, Open Spaces, Surfing, Travel by Keegan on January 25, 2011

After a solid month of working tirelessly to finish the show, I am finally starting to poke my head up through the turbulence. I can’t thank everyone enough for coming out for the opening and supporting, hanging out, and having fun. And thanks to the people that couldn’t make the opening but have still made it to the show. It is open until February 5th at Known Gallery.

As for this site, I am sorry it has been so long since I posted, but I am back on the regularly scheduled program. Here are some images that didn’t make it into the show. I may post more down the line as well.

Thanks again to everyone that has supported me along the way.


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This weekend, on January 15th from 8-11, I will have the opening of my first solo photo exhibition at the beautiful Known Gallery on Fairfax in Los Angeles.

I have been working tirelessly on this collection of images and installations, and my friends Brendan Lynch and Sage Vaughn will also be showing work in the Project room. I got a good look at the final prints the other day before they were sent off to the framer and I can’t begin to say how excited I was to see the body of work all together in its final stages. It was a mix of pure joy and excitement as tears almost filled my eyes as we rolled open the images, one by one, my face grinning ear to ear as each passed by. The gallery is beautiful and the installation is going to be amazing. Please come out and hang, have a drink, find me, say hi, and enjoy the night with a bunch of us.

Thanks to EVERYONE for all the support, including everyone who checks this site out. Below are some words describing the motivation for this collection of images.

“The ocean is and always has been the epicenter of my existence on this planet. I am an aquanaut on a thruster in this ever amazing and boundless liquid energy. I have optimized and streamlined my life to ensure maximum time gliding across water. Every choice and relationship, all decisions and waking thoughts (and most dreams) are influenced and infused by the pull of the tides, the whiff of an offshore breeze, and the lucid corduroy lines gracefully stampeding
towards the coast.

I go to the sea to surf, to bond with friends or to be alone, to let out aggression or to find inner peace. The moving ocean is my solid ground. The moment one stands up on a board, propelled by a wave racing across the sea, one is only aware of the present – nothing else. I have never found any other way to achieve that absolutely pure and meditative mindstate.

Open Space is my expression of the state one falls into while floating weightless off shore, looking out to sea, hoping and waiting for the next set. Troubles are isolated far away on the unreality of land, while you are free in the truest reality of water. It is a timeless unspoilable state that cannot be ruined, not even by the angry local that may be slashing your tires and waxing your windows simply because he doesn’t want to share some waves. To a surfer it’s an understandable
act of necessary evil to keep an ungoverned subculture in form, and from it breaking into full bore beachblanket-bingo havoc.

Open Space is a collection of images, collages, and installations that evoke the balance in my life.”

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And finally

Posted in Photography by Keegan on January 7, 2011

After over a year of not having a portfolio site online, and people consistently referring to this photo journal/blog as my “work”, I have finally finished my website. I have been lagging pretty hard on here, but between finishing my portfolio site, moving to venice, and prepping for my photo exhibit, I havent been spending much time away from my desk.
Click on the image above or HERE to check it out.

Special thanks to Todd Moffett at Hollow Tree’s for turning my design into an actual working website.

hawaii toooo!

Posted in Photography by Keegan on January 5, 2011

Some left over photos from hawaii I never got around to posting.

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