quarta-feira, 23 de dezembro de 2009

terça-feira, 22 de dezembro de 2009

Mike V.

Mike Vallely
Ready to fight for skateboard.
Picture taked in São Paulo during the filming of Drive Brasil for Mark Jeremias.

segunda-feira, 21 de dezembro de 2009

Bortoleto Keel Fish

Some news about the Bortoleto Keel Fish, my signature model made by Siebert Surfboards.
Felipe Siebert make the best hollow wood surfboards in Brasil, and for sure one of the best in the world. This particular model will be a limited of 20 pieces, signed and numbered. All the 20 boards will go with one of my original signed prints.
More news to come...
Special collaboration of Jesse Ledoux and Dustin Ortiz (logos).

quinta-feira, 17 de dezembro de 2009

Happy Sieberts!

Felipe Siebert´s brother Fabio gliding on one of my creations.
Little moments that last forever...
photo credit: Siebert Surfboards

sexta-feira, 23 de outubro de 2009

Lonely morning

Solitude in Santos.
Film, not digital... and if you want to purchase a print, let me know... jairbortoleto@inbox.com

terça-feira, 6 de outubro de 2009

quinta-feira, 13 de agosto de 2009

Good times in Japan

Jared, me, Heather, Jackie, Jonathan and Ray.
Good times in Japan...
Photo credit: japanese girl with Heathers camera...

quinta-feira, 6 de agosto de 2009

Fluir Magazine

Fluir #285, july 2009

Fluir magazine publish a note about my participation on the Greenroom Festival in Japan last may.

sábado, 18 de julho de 2009

Japanese family

Kiyoshi and Eriko.
This two are one of the nicest persons that I ever met. Kiyoshi is a awesome designer so please make sure to stop by his blog http://kiyoshiharaguchi.blogspot.com/.
They treat me like family in Japan and I really wish I can have the same chance here in Brasil.
Domo arigatou for both of you.

quinta-feira, 16 de julho de 2009

Drift Magazine in ON....

Some years ago, Drift Magazine published a review of my book on their pages and I was super stoked about it... then we start to work together and a Albe Falzon piece was published too...
Some months ago, Joe Conway, the american editor, a super kind and lovely guy, ask me if I want to work with them on a new project...
Today, is the launch of Drift Magazine with new style...
Please make sure you stop there and check out every corner of the website with articles, blogs....
Thanks Joe and the whole Maine crew...

First roll of film after a year and a half...

This photos are from the first roll of film after a year and a half of digital.... this where scan from the photo paper, so the quality is very bad... will need a film scan soon.... all shoot with a Nikon F3... what a camera... feels like a king with this camera in my hands...

Me, mustache, nikon and pentax

Ah well... second day in Japan, I was putting my art on the wall, and when I finish I was speaking with Rip Zinger and we where around Thomas Campbell. I said to Rip that I stop shooting film, due the difficult of finding films to buy and places to process... he mention that with Thomas, and Thomas look at me and said really slowly, "you should never stop shooting with film...", and he repeat that three times... those words stick into my head and after I came back to Brasil I think a lot about it... and decide that I should quit digital and shoot film exclusively... Everything went right and I exchange all my equipment to two cameras with two lenses... two dreams come true.. a brand new Pentax 67II with a 75mm f4.5 and a classic Nikon F3 with a 50 f1.4.
I got in touch with super famous Santos photographer Marcos Piffer and he was SO kind to exchange 20 rolls of TriX 400 for 2 of my originals signed... what a honour....
Ah... and my mustache is getting bigger....

The Mattsons Family Benefit

This is the fine dude that got my photo at the Mattsons benefit...
Special thanks to Jamie and Jay... they are the best....

segunda-feira, 15 de junho de 2009

Mattson Family Art Benefit - June 26

Poster art by Julie Goldstein, designed by Mark Tesi

Featuring artists:Alberto Cuadros : Andrew Paynter : Andy Davis : Candace Anderson : Chivo : Ciro Bicudo : David Hanson : Droog79 : Dustin Ortiz : Ed Fladung : Frank Cubillos : Heather Brown : Jair Bortoleto : Jamie Watson : Jay Watson : Jenny McGee Dougherty : Jessica Nichols : John Zane Zappas : Joseph Conway : Julie Goldstein : Justin Furniss : Kassia Meador : Katrine Hildebrandt : Kieron 'Seamouse' Lewis : Kim Nguyen : Kyle Lightner : Lindsay Preston : Liz Cockrum : Luke Taaffe : Maggie Marsek : Meegan Feori : Michael Singman-Aste : Peter Jackson Hussey : Peter McBride : Renata Morrone : Rick Albano : Ryan Tatar : Serena Mitnik-Miller : Scott Massey : Scott Szegeski : Ted 'Clayfin' Gallup : Theo Hetherington : Thomas Campbell : Tiffany Campbell : Todd Stewart : Troy Dockins : Ty Williams : Yusuke Hanai
Mattson Family Art Benefit - Friday, June 26 - one night only! - Surfindian4658 Mission Blvd., Pacific Beach, California 858.412.5334
Music by the Mattson 2
Silent Auction 7pm - 9pm - Art to be "in hand" to winning bidder by 9:30pm
100% of the proceeds will go to the Mattson family.
$5 suggested donation at the door.
Surfindian is a constantly evolving art project and retail store focused on the art of surfing. Surfindian features surf-themed art, apparel, film, books, and jewelry, as well as fine hand-shaped surfboards, fins and other surfing accessories. Surfindian is located at 4658 Mission Boulevard, in the heart of Pacific Beach, California. The store phone number is 858.412.5334. For directions and other information, please visit www.surfindian.com, and follow the link to the blog.

quinta-feira, 11 de junho de 2009


Kassia Meador, Mr.
Kamayachi (Greenroom big boss), Thomas Campbell, me.
This photo was taked by Rip Zinger http://www.ripzinger.com/... the craziest japanese I ever met...
Thomas it was always my biggest inspiration as a photographer.. so you can tell I´m completely shy there... hehehe..

terça-feira, 9 de junho de 2009

The Harvest

Hiroshi's cat fell in love...
Oh yeah, baby...
The Harvest's Hiroshi's work at the Greenroom Festival.

Hiroshi was one of the artists that ask me to buy one of my photos that was displayed at the Greenroom Festival. He love the cat photo, and I was stoked that he wanted to buy it. Hiroshi is a super sick artist and make sure you go to his website and check out... www.harvest-re.com
Thanks Hiroshi for sharing the stoke and for buying my art... : )

segunda-feira, 8 de junho de 2009


me and my instalation. photo by talented Ellen Green (thanks).


The Greenroom Festival good times...

Jonathan, Mr. Ray Barbie and me.

Oh yeah... biru kudasai!

Dinner. Heather, Jackie, Joannie, Ryan, and Ray Barbie and crew on the other table.

Hanging out on Jonathans room...

The Mattson 2, Ray Barbie and my japanese new family.

me and Ben Waters from Critical Slide Society.

me and Jim from Critical Slide Society.

Jackie, Yusuke, Ryan, his girl, me, Heather and Yusuke's girl Rika.

Kassia Meador and me.

quinta-feira, 21 de maio de 2009

The Greenroom Festival 2009 Yokohama Japan

The Greenroom Festival 2009.
I was so stoked when I got invited to be part of this year Greenroom Festival in Yokohama, Japan. It´s a dream come true...
I always dream about Japan and this will be a super sick chance to go visit and also show my photography.
One of the nicest thing, is that, I´m the first and only brazilian ever invited to this Festival in Japan.
My buddy Yusuke Hanai did a awesome job on the poster, and I will have the chance to meet in person, names like Thomas Campbell, Shortstraw´s chief, Ben Waters, Heather Brown, Ryan Tatar, Cyrus King.... Will watch Tmoe´s The Present... Will see my good brothers Jonathan and Jared Mattson, and will meet Ray Barbie... WOW... I will make an installation with 20 photos, old and new work... 7 days in Japan... even my boss here help me out given me the days to go...
Thanks a lot to my sponsor Viking Surfboards USA that got the ticket... Thanks Big Boss and Takashi from Greenroom, Yusuke for the help, and specially my dear lovely wife that let me go... Te amo...
See you in JAPAN!!!!

segunda-feira, 16 de fevereiro de 2009

Let's help!!!!

Hello friends,
As some of you may or may not know, Jan and Arlene Mattson have had some health problems lately. Arlene had surgery two weeks ago to remove a brain tumor that had grown back after 15 years. She is still in northern California recovering and is expected to be back home in about four weeks.
Jan was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. He went in for an outpatient procedure last Friday to remove the cancerous tumor. The surgery did not go as expected. The surgeon was unable to remove the tumor and caused an ulcer to bleed during surgery. They could not get the bleeding to stop since the tumor was in the way, so they admitted Jan to the hospital with severe internal bleeding. The doctors told Jan he would not make it but miraculously the ulcer stopped bleeding on it's own and Jan has been getting better everyday since. He is now back at home slowly recovering so he is strong enough for a second attempt at removing the tumor.
Both Jan and Arlene are self -employed and are not able to work right now. Bills are beginning to accumulate and we are reaching out to you, as friends, to help support this wonderful couple.
Please see the flyer below for info on the benefit show we are hosting for them. I realize that times are financially tough for all of us right now, but any and everything is helpful at this point. If you are unable to attend the show but would still like to make a donation, please send it to . . .

Jan & Arlene Mattson
Brooke Mattson
1563 Village View Rd.
Encinitas, CA 92024

Thank you in advance for your love and support and we look forward to seeing you at the show. Please forward this e-mail on to anybody who you think may be interested, spread the word.

If you need to contact me, I can be reached at 760.271.5406 or via e-mail.

quinta-feira, 8 de janeiro de 2009

My photos on Todd Hannigan's Myspace

Todd Hannigan and band came to play at the Festivalma 2008 and I got some shots and send to them. Todd like it and placed on his Myspace page...
Check out and enjoy the photos and his lovely music...