This season marked a partnership between Japan’s Beams and Pilgrim Surf + Supply. Their alliance produced a myriad of products by collaborating with other brands including Engineered Garments, Battenwear, Birdwell, Kletterwerks, Gramicci, Oakley and Vans. While creativity is obviously at the core of this partnership, it also provided Pilgrim’s owner, Chris Gentile, a space in Tokyo to present his own offering of surfboards, wetsuits, books and furniture. Photographer Dave Potes offers this selection of images that highlight the relationship between all involved – an intimate series of behind the scenes portraits at meetings, and a trip through New York. (via)

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