Phil Nguyen: Being in a completely new environment always invigorates me creatively. It’s the element of having not seen what I’m going to shoot or where the adventures are going to take me that seem to inspire me the most. Where life just happens and stories get created from even the simplest moments. My recent trip to Jacksonville provided me just that. As the sun slowly went down, I sat and watched these surfers having the time of their lives, authentically being themselves and living out their stories. With it’s easy going charm and southern culture, Jacksonville made me feel like I was home somehow. Unbothered, calm, and relaxed; free of pressure and living life moment by moment.