J O H N B A R T O N

ᴘ ʜ ᴏ ᴛ ᴏ ɢ ʀ ᴀ ᴘ ʜ ᴇ ʀ ᴄᴜʀʀᴇɴᴛʟʏ ɪɴ ɪɴᴅᴏɴᴇsɪᴀ ᴊᴏʜɴ@ᴊᴏʜɴʙᴀʀᴛᴏɴ.ɴᴇᴛ.ᴀᴜ

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Front porch loungin' - Malilimok Village, Northern Mentawai Islands.

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Emerald elevation.

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From one of those days that's so good, you're actually bummed to see a beautiful sunset 'cause it means it's almost over.

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The battle between the light and the dark.

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Pumping big named spots with crowds or smaller corners of reef with just a couple of mates... what would you choose?

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Raisa is a local coconut farmer. He's from a village that's a 15 minute boat ride from our island but spends a lot of his time living here harvesting copra and often working as a porter to help us with our supplies. He speaks very little Indonesian and with my equally limited Bahasa Mentawai, our meetings are often restricted to a handshake and a simple greeting. Despite being intrigued by him, I still know very little about his life. It's another regular reminder about the many aspects of the unique culture out here in the Mentawai Islands.

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Back to my island home. @pitstop_hill

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You know you're flying over Indo when even from 30,000ft, you can see how glassy it is.

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Unbroken anticipation.

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Mexican moods

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A day in the shaping bay pretending to know what I'm doing. The beginnings of my new fish for Indo. Thanks @avilasurfboards and @tinopaccione for having me!

It's not often I post pictures of myself on this feed but if seeing more of my mug is your thing, hit up - @theotherjungle

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Solitary at sea level.

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Inside Indonesian shapes.

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Kinetic.

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Bank Vaults from the photo vault. This image came up while digging through the hard drives recently and I got all nostalgic. This was June 2012 and was some of the biggest surf I had swum in at that time. When I look at this I can still remember the adrenaline as I kicked my way into the line-up.

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Weekday escapism. @alexsmith_

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Moonlit motion.

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Wrapped up nice n tight in the land of the burrito. @manwiththegoldenticket

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Full moon and empty cans.

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The simple things.
@rhythm #rhythmlivin #offthewellwornpath

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When you should be running to grab your board but you can't stop staring.
Southern surf checks recently.

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Not many things make me happier than an open road, a foreign landscape, good mates, and the promise of pumping waves.
Back on the grid after a southern sojourn.

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If you want to learn some Indo swear words, hang out with some local groms caught out of position.

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A close friend and fellow photographer @raenbow rolled into town last week and on our travels, we stumbled across some old 70s SLRs. We decided it was time to load them up and get re-inspired. It's been 10 years since I last shot with film and holy crap am I having fun with it! I'd gotten so used to being able to 'spray and pray' and review shots at will, I'd forgotten the joy of slowing things down and trying to make every single shot count. Here's one from above the sea fog at Blacks Beach a couple of nights ago. #35mm #canonae1 #kodakgold200 #nofilter

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Under shooting stars and falling coconuts.

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Photographer and surfer, both finding some green cover.

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This morning in the surf I met a man who was paralysed from the waist down. Strapped to his custom board with a paddle in his hands, he was by far the happiest person in the water. As we were waiting for waves and chatting, he smiled and said to me "You can take the legs from the surfer but you can take the surfer from the surf". It made me realise just how beautiful and powerful this obsession is that we all have with the ocean. Stoke is a powerful thing. Hope you all felt some today in one way or another!

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A little colour for your grey matter. Indo dreams at @pitstop_hill

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Indian Ocean immersion.

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When an angry wave puts on a pretty face.

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