Tell us a bit about The Daily Bar! Who are you, what you do, where you are, what’s coming up?
We’re best friends in Byron Bay, who are trying to save this snack-forsaken world, one healthy snack bar at a time. What we do is very simple, we have just created honestly healthy snacks for people who want to feel good and eat real food. And always having a laugh along the way.
Describe The Daily Bar in 5 words…
Clean living in a bar
Alex wears the Lights Logo tee in faded Sun
Tell us a bit about yourself?
My name is Mario Belem, I’m a 40 year old illustrator and painter that lives in Carcavelos, Portugal.
Let’s go back to the beginning… How did you get into art and in particular the large scale mural painting? (Education, family history)
I’ve been drawing ever since I can remember myself. I worked for 15 years as a freelance comercial illustrator for advertising agencies but honestly things just got to a point where I started waking up in the morning feeling dirty about being part of the process of making people buy stuff they didn't need.
I was very lucky that I was able to transition into the Portuguese art scene quite quickly, nowadays I don’t work for agencies any more and I’m a much happier person :)
Murals have always been a fascination, not only by their scale but mostly because of the way they interact with people who pass by.
We sat down with the fellas from Ocean Alley post European tour and talked all things work & play including their time in Portugal and love for all you can eat Sushi.
What’s the best part about working/travelling together?
We always egg each other on and try to keep each other in a good mood. It’s a good thing to do when we are feeling crappy or a bit run down. But sometimes it's not ideal. Like when you get dared to eat a whole bowl of chilli or push your mate into a bush, stuff like that. It's always fun to be us with a bigger group like ours.
Tell us about your Euro tour? Highlights, funny stuff?
Travelling around Portugal with the Wrangler team was great fun. We spent the days swimming and enjoying the sun and ate some great food and partied at night. It's a place we'd never been and it was a cool opportunity to see the sights and feel some of the history in Lisbon and Lagos. Our show in London during the tour was a standout and the dark horse of the trip was definitely Zurich, Switzerland. We swam in the river, surfed on a wave machine and the show was in a super cool venue called Bogen F which was under an old viaduct. Too many good times to list them all here, we had so much fun and can't wait to head back and do it again.
Tell us a bit about yourselves
We’re Sam and Chloe. We own and run Racquet Studio and Racquet Film, and also shoot for labels under Brescia Photo. Racquet Studio is Australia’s largest (non-conventional) photo agency. Racquet Film is the lab division of the brand, which includes a showroom, gallery and store. The agency has run for around two years now and we’ve worked with around 40 photographers worldwide. At the moment we juggle shooting campaigns, developing customer’s film, and taking enough time off.
Freedom to us is…
Shooting for brands we love. Mainly because when we’ve worked with a brand or label enough for them to know exactly how they’d like us to shoot a particular look or a setting, they have faith in us doing so, and that’s a great freedom for us. I’m (Sam) from a marketing background, so I’m fairly good when it comes to understanding client needs. Chloe’s from a stylist background, so she can make a lot of my ideas happen. It’s a bonus that she’s insanely talented with a camera.
Describe your life in 5 words…
Photograph, develop, edit, eat, sleep.
At Wrangler our motto has been the same since the beginning. It’s all about the jeans. Designed locally in Australia for free-spirited individuals, who live by an underlying sense of adventure and freedom.