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April 16, 2008

Our hero: Jonny Copp of Adventure Film; Dirt Days

Jonny Copp, founder of Dirt Days/Adventure Film, is one of my idols. Honestly, he’s such a good guy, doing great things (running up mountains, sliding down/in avalanches, bringing community together through his Film Fest) he actually inspires me to shuddup and open my ears. He’s earning his oxygen, truly, more than most. Check out Alex King’s masterwork–one of the first times we worked together–it’s poetic and, somehow, despite not having typical Alex King rockin’ soundtrack, all the more poetic and beautiful for it. Except for the parts with that talk show guy.

~ Waylon Lewis, ed-in-chief


“Dirt Days” at NCAR from alex king on Vimeo.

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alex Jun 8, 2009 3:28am

This is one of my first Elephant shoots. 2007 feels like so long ago. And there's Jonny. So sad. He was a great man

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Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of Elephant Journal & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat.” Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword’s Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by “Greatist”, Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: “the mindful life” beyond the choir & to all those who didn’t know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, touches on modern relationships from a Buddhist point of view. His dream of 9 years, the Elephant “Ecosystem” will find a way to pay 1,000s of writers a month, helping reverse the tide of low-quality, unpaid writing & reading for free online.