A watershed moment in American culture that affected the world. It's impossible to fully realize the significance of the waves these three men made in Dogtown. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles


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A gift from a friend, a cyclist, who, even in retirement remains the most inspiring, fearless, and driven person I've ever met. Riding this puts everything in perspective. Residence, San Francisco


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Words of humble, German wisdom from artist/ activist/agitator Ralf Schmerberg. Mind Pirates, Berlin


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Simple proof that living simply is pretty simple. Navaho Reservation, Arizona


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"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too." John F. Kennedy. A guide for living. Residence, San Francisco


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Len Peltier (Creative). Josh Katz (Marketer). The best left jab, right hook knockout combination I've ever worked with. Period. Baltic Sea, Germany


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Sitting in quiet awe with Gustavo, 50% of the Brazilian powerhouse Os Gemeos. My modus operandi is simple: do good things with good people. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles


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Ma. Pa. Where it all began; where it all ends. Thanks to them, everyday is a gift. El Pinet, Spain


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My vice, Mighty Green. Born in Germany in '66 with a three-dial dash. To escape I just add asphalt. Underground, San Francisco


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A rule should not make you stop; it should make you ask "Why?" Downtown, Los Angeles


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Perspective for those days when I bitch about conference rooms and lunch at a desk at 5PM. 3rd Street, San Francisco


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"An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards." F. Scott Fitzgerald. We are all authors. Photography by Ed Templeton. Los Angeles


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Most Creative Photos from Christian Parkes of Levi's

We named Parkes one of our Most Creative People 2011, in part, for his Facebook app that allows users to make purchases from Levi's waterless denim line and unlock donations to a water charity from funds held in escrow. He's also the Global Senior Director of Marketing behind the brand's iconic Braddock, Pennsylvania, campaign that resulted in more than $1 million in funding for civic projects there. We asked him to share some recent photos that have inspired him.

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