I took this photo the other day because it seemed like such a powerful message. Right now it’s more powerful than ever... In light there can be no dark. These are dark times America but together we can rise out of the ashes and into the light. Please share your light. My heart aches for those innocent lives lost, their families, their friends and their communities. Right now we need love, we need compassion and we need leadership.
#wearemaunakea is not just a hashtag. It’s a peaceful battle cry. A reminder that sacred NATIVE land belongs to NATIVE peoples. The world is watching and that destroying this fragile environment without permission and with no conscious is not acceptable. Science is important, so is community. And... #alohaalwayswins
Happy 4th of July from Paris... Celebrating freedom is such privilege when it should be a right! Thank you to all who worked for and gave their lives for our freedom and for freedom around the world. As divided as our great country is, I can only hope that we have unity today and in the days going forward. Hopefully everyone stays safe over there. Summer time holidays and drinking on those lakes, rivers and streams can get intense. Happy Independence Day!
5 years ago today this amazing human being came over to my townhouse in Atlanta for tea. We’ve never been apart since... What a magical journey @nikkireed Thank you for teaching me so much every day. Love, Your Man
#Repost @leonardodicaprio with @get_repost ・・・ #Regram #RG @greenpeace : We’re on an epic voyage from Pole to Pole, campaigning for a huge network of ocean sanctuaries. If we win, it might be one of the biggest conservation efforts in human history. . Everyone has a part to play. Are you on board yet? www.greenpeace.org/protecttheoceans . #Oceans #ProtectTheOceans #blueplanet #greenpeace #activism #nature #instagood #Earth #environment #water
@5ringsbarbell pushing me to the limit to be the strongest and best version of me-thanks brother this partnership means the world to me. Time to kick some major ass. Only some months of post production left on #vwars as @drlutherswannofficial then I’ll get it out the door and onto @netflix for you to see. Hopefully you like it. Lots to do in the ocean space. Too much plastic and degradation. Plastics stand to wipe us out. BUT with DRAWDOWN in agriculture and enough consumer, legislative and corporate behavioral changes we can do this. There are no problems, only solutions. Going to continue talking with amazing game-changing people on our podcast @gregstoneocean I feel like to get all of this done and be a strong good dad I needed to become a warrior. So, that’s what I’m doing. Time is slipping and we haven’t got much before the tipping point tips the wrong way. Just remember, especially if you have kids you’re leaving this world to... Nature doesn’t need us: WE NEED NATURE. I ask. I beg for ALL of us to... Be strong. Be smart. Be good to the world that is good to you. Love, Ian
If you do ANYTHING TODAY-please watch this, subscribe&share it.We’ve worked very hard on it. I’m the Co-Executive producer, a guest and couldn’t be more proud and excited. My dear brother @gregstoneocean is one of the world’s leading Ocean Scientist and I’ve team up with him to create a Podcast to bring some of the greatest voices to speak on the importance of our oceans. Our future is dependent our oceans. We will discuss not only the dire situation that are our oceans but how to fix them. Real solutions. Real facts. Real people. We must STOP senselessly polluting and over fishing waters or there will be no us. Period. The science is in. Are you in? I have been diving for years with Dr. Stone&what you will learn from him in a short span of time will change your life. He’s one of my greatest heroes and I’m pretty certain he will be one of yours. Our AMAZING Season 1 guests include (the one and only ) Jared Diamond, Philippe Cousteau, Ocean Ramsey and Kelly Slater, Benjamin Kay (a Marine Biologist and high school teacher changing kids’ lives in Santa Monica,CA ), Wyland the incredible marine artist, Dr. Stone and more powerful people that are voices of the Sea. Such a powerful and unique group of people. Oh and I’m a guest on our show too as I mentioned earlier! Our second season lineup is cooking up and will blow you way. I’m so stoked! Love you all and I thank you. Go to my bio please. Click. Subscribe. I’m going to work hard to make sure you see this and we’re going to work hard to produce a show that interests you and inspires but most importantly creates ACTION. The time to heal our oceans in NOW! Thank you!!!!
Been hiding. Watching from the sidelines or the mountain top, I’m not really sure... I had to step away from devices taking over my life, simplify and be a good dad. The only way is to be present. Still buried in #VWars post production and building my companies. Lots to share for sure. Co-exec producing a podcast with one of the world’s leading marine scientists to start breaking the lid off of powerful and necessary stories told by powerful and necessary people. To any of the 750 unread text messages I have, my apologies to all, but spending 5 hrs per day typing or speaking into a little device is not how I can spend my life. I’ll figure it out. Thanks for your patience. Many posts coming. Ian
ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT! Click this link now!http://bit.ly/Crush-Grapes-YOU-Me I need 100,000 ENTRIES TODAY AND 100,000 TOMORROW to put my beloved foundation @isfofficial in a position to build the next generation of humanity to be be the generation that changes the course of history. Let’s save our oceans, protect our forests and our creaturesa! Come on you know me- YOUTH EDUCTION, OCEANS, FORESTS AND ANIMALS.THESE ARE THE KEY TO PUR FUTURE. THESE ARE WHAT I KNOW WE CAN CHANGE BUT I NEED YOUR HELP. I’m asking you now. You know how hard me and my team have been working. Please help me do this. Share this and ENTER NOW. This is the Last CHANCE to enter to come wine tasting with ME and talk about whatever is on your mind. CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO NOW OR GO TO Omaze.com/Ian We’ll take self portraits (aka selfies ), I’ll record your outgoing message on your cell phone or work phone. I’ll make a few videos for you, your loved ones , maybe your boss-kids-parents-friends- (BTW these make people very happy! ) Oh and I’LL FOLLOW YOU on all platforms! Your social media will blow the f up! This One of my favorite shots from my 1st wine @d2dwines photoshoot. This has been an amazing journey. I want to include you but I need you to enter. I’m passionate about wine and sharing energy with people. Simply SHARE this please, if you don’t want to enter or simply can’t afford it. Get a friend or relative to enter for you! Thank you and I can’t wait to see you! Ian.
Happy belated #earthday beautiful Earth Mama. Without your endless beauty I would not be able to play airplane with my daughter down a wooded path that leads to a beautiful lake. It is our duty to take care of you and thank you daily for your life-giving and loving air, land water, plants, and creatures. We can do better for you and we will. Love, Ian
I think it’s time You and I went wine tasting in California... what do you think? Click the link in my bio! This will be so much fun and all benefits @isfofficial Let’s do this!
2019... It was supposed to be the year of the Faux hawk(ish ). The priorities for the year (other than being a great dad and husband of course ) were/are: -New look ✅ -Raise a SHIT ton of $ for @isfofficial with the new wine tasting @omaze campaign I NEED YOUR HELP NOW! -Release #VWars (working on dates ) -Kick ass with my production company @rarebirdsprods ✅ -Launch wine company @D2Dwines ✅ -Launch new spirits company with someone you know well (coming🔜 to a glass near you ) -Be a decent human being (working on that ) After the 3 glasses of wine wore off and the clippers ran out of battery... something hit me like a ton bricks: a little thing called “continuity” for aka #VWars reshoots! I stopped trimming... Shit. Biotin smoothies here we come- gotta grow this shit out fast... Hair growing out and gearing up for production now. So much gratitude to you all for so much support. It means the world... Love, Ian -
Happy #nationalpuppyday from me and this little guy. Puppies are amazing, they remind us to be present and happy. Unfortunately adult humans send their older pets to the shelter to be put down or adopted or put them on Craigslist to make room for puppies around the holidays... It’s not fair. If you or someone you know have done this or intend to do this please discourage them. Pets are members of our families and do NOT deserve to be abandoned or hrown out for new little ones...
TODAY I’m celebrating #plantaseedday It’s a campaign by my friend @kimbalmusk and his non-profit @biggreen to teach the power of growing healthy, real food. Join me by planting a seed with your friends and family. Make the pledge to plant at plantaseedday.org I’m so proud to be a part of this! It’s so important what happens when the connection is made when a human to nurtures and grows a seed. Heal ourselves, heal the planet and build a strong community around healthy food. It’s the future and it’s happening right now in our present. Let’s do this!
More big wine news! I’ve teamed up with @omazeworld again to give a you and their friend the chance to join me for some incredible wine tasting and a delicious dinner at one of my favorite spots. We’ve even got the flights and hotel all covered. Support ISF and enter to win through my bio or at omaze.com/ian. #onlyatomaze Share this with your friends!
I have to thank this handsome man to my right aka @immatthewdavis not just for years of great scenes as Alaric and Damon, drinking bourbon, the hundreds of hours of amazing deep conversations and brotherhood. I have to thank him right now for going down to my home town to give his time and energy by being the Celebrity Monarch for Mardi Paws aka @muttstomodels this past weekend. Myself and @isfofficial are so beyond proud and grateful to in part benefit from this amazing weekend. Thank you my beautiful dear brother and thank you all who attended the fund raiser and festivities. To all the friends, family and fans you’ll never know how special this is and how grateful I am. This community means so much to me and to all of us. Thank you to the city of Mandeville and to the Mandeville Police department. Denise Gutnisky, you are an angel in this world and we all thank you for your tireless effort to bring community together around helping animals, young people and humanity. I adore you and appreciate you- thank you for this. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you do. Love, Ian
This is me directing... I love it. One of my brilliant producing partners sent me this. I had no idea how intense I look... Jeez. If anyone knew what went Into making a single episode of TV they wouldn’t talk so much shit... so many hours, ATP production and team work. Coming soon to a TV near you or a device in your pocket #VWars @netflix @drlutherswannofficial *WARNING* GRAPHIC LANGUAGE!!!!!!
#tbt Season 2 Vampire Diaries accidental super-model pose. I’m pretty sure we can only turn left on the runway...
A night out with these three... I love them... The Night Before Party. Such amazing conversations with such talented and influential artists/filmmakers/producers and the studio heads and finance gurus in this entertainment business that make it all possible. I’m grateful to be a part of it all. Now time for bed- this beautiful baby will wake us up in just a few hours for sure...
This is me and my dearest dearest brother @brynmooser I trust this man with my life and he and his film Lifeboat are nominated for an Oscar. This is not Bryn’s 1st Oscar Nomination and I truly hope that the @theacademy recognizes that this film is so incredibly important and that he is and will remain one of the most influential filmmakers and game changers of our time. Congratulations my brother and to all that made this incredible film. Congratulations to ALL of the nominees and anyone that is brave and strong enough to make a film in hopes of telling a story that the world must see.
That moment when the family portrait is about to happen: The photographer is there, the light is perfect, Moana is blaring with @therock ’s voice billowing through the house like a Sinatra fog horn and... NOPE. The baby pulls the diva card and won’t come out of her trailer...
Training hard. 142 degrees on the way to 150 with 51 mins to go. Time to get back in the game... holy shit, this is hot. @sunlightensaunas you rock my fricking world with this technology. What a great investment...
Hello beautiful Sunday world! Over at @isfofficial we have a pretty incredible announcement to make. We’re officially a #fabfitfunpartner for their 2019 spring box. This amazing partnership with @fabfitfun helps us continue what we consider to be a most critical mission of educating and empowering our youth to give them the tools for our future to build a healthy and sustainable world. Connecting with you all to save our planet, teach kids and saving animals is something take I great pride in. I hope that what we are doing inspires you to donate and become a part of our @isfofficial family of change! Please help me continue this mission. With your help there is NOTHING we can’t do together. Thank you #fabfitfun and thank you all!!! With immense gratitude, Ian
This incredibly handsome&talented man to my right (holding him with my left ) you may know as @mkmalarkey or Enzo or just simply sexytalentedmanonstage . I know him as my brother and he has a new show called #projectbluebook aka Project Book on History at 10/9c. I’ve been obsessed with watching my brother but also learning from true accounts of these sightings... Whoa. Check it out. Its so good and he is so good in it. It’s part of our history and you MUST see this show! Tune in. Let me know what you think! Congrats my brother!!! Xo Damon/Ian
Leaving the Pentagon (Wearing my Dept of Defense cufflinks of course ) after incredible meetings w/ my @warnerbrostv @warnerbrosentertainment family and the amazing women and men of the US Army. I’m so grateful to be a part of my home studio, the studio that brought you Vampire Diaries- a studio that is a communications company striving to build private/public partnerships that benefit the brave women and men who serve our country and give back to the community. I have so much respect for these initiatives and am proud to be a part of it. Thank you Warner Brothers and thank you to the brave individuals of our armed forces.
Me at 17 years old. An America Eagle campaign in the summer of 1996. This was shot in the middle of no where on famous Route 66 at an old desert cafe in the California. How different 1996 was. I read books with an insatiable thirst for philosophy, history, science and nature as shadows lengthened in the sun. What a time. People talked and talked and talked about life on the streets, in parks, in restaurants and bars. It was a special time. The time before the smartphone. I often think about those times when our focus was experiencing moments and not broadcasting every single moment of our entire lives... there was so much clarity. I miss those times...
NEW PIECES FROM @grazielagems For @isfofficial AKA ISF !!!!! Very few people have a heart the size of @grazielagems Your love for creatures and the planet mirrors mine and together we have been able to impact the planet in ways I could never have imagined. Thank you for continuing to support @isfofficial by designing even more pieces for people to enjoy and share. CLICK LINK IN BIO AND IN STORIES! THANK YOU @grazielagems
Injustice against women happens all over the world, including the United States. We believe in change through the power of storytelling. I recently had the chance to meet Halimah Tariq, a young lawyer turned filmmaker due to her experience with ConnectHer and ISF. Halimah’s latest film, Fatima, exposes the difficult working conditions of female brickmakers in the kilns around Lahore, Pakistan. Women and girls as young as 10 are among the 4.5 million brick kiln laborers in Pakistan. Fatima won the 2018 Green IS Environmental Film Award at the Girls Impact the World Film Festival 2018 (a film festival run by ConnectHer with an annual award sponsored by the Ian Somerhalder Foundation ). Submissions for GITWFF 2019 are now open and we can’t wait to see your work. If you are a high school or undergraduate student and have a passion for action and a story/cause about women’s issues then this is for you! Deadline to submit is January 20, 2019 (http://www.connecther.org/gitw/ ). “There are so many stories that need to be told,” says Halimah. “Don’t be afraid to take the vital first step. If you don't do that, you never fully understand what you have to offer the world.” @gitwff @connecther @isfofficial GITWFF Guidelines: http://www.connecther.org/gitw/guidelines GITWFF Green IS award info: http://www.connecther.org/gitw/gallery?tab=greenis All GITWFF awards: http://www.connecther.org/gitw/prizes
One of my dearest brothers on this planet, @prideofgypsies aka Aquaman has a little movie out this weekend you might have heard of. He worked very hard on this film and I didn’t get to see him for long time. Not only is he a true artist but Jason Is the one of hardest working guys in the entertainment business and he’s truly a bright beacon of light- let’s support him and this film. Go check it out. Mahalo brother Jason for all of your enlightenment and energy. Love you bro
I hope I don’t come off as an ass... A woman just stopped me in the grocery store and told me that she had never seen a basket like mine.I told her that I have never NOT seen this type of basket in my grocery-shopping behavior.A few others chimed in saying that it was a very strange sight! WTF?A strange sight?I’m in a grocery store.It’s food.It got me thinking and really fired up...I hear in the news constantly, in legislative bodies debating and the public complaining out right bitching about healthcare costs, drug companies and doctors and what rising costs do to our society, our lives and our economy. I know our system isn’t great.Yet, the public poisons itself daily with bad food choices. Food is medicine and medicine is food. It’s a fact. If we want to see our healthcare system changed, be a healthier society- and it will. How does that sound? Logical right? I don’t mean to sound like a dick- or preachy but this is nuts: how is it, that grown professional people in a major American city have never seen a grocery basket full of normal&healthy foods that just all happen to be green or not processed.We’re so far down the rabbit hole of packaged and “convenient” foods that our society is paying the price&so is our future.No one in our government is helping us be healthier through education.Why would they?Sick people are GREAT for business... It’s pretty simple:If you want to look well, feel well and BE well- just eat well. Obviously excersise as well, as much as you can.Everything else will start to fall into place.My mom raised me on no money&mostly as a single parent yet, she still ate well&exercised and it shaped my life.We make excuses why we can’t find the time to take care of ourselves and we end up past the point of no return... Why is that?How is it that we can’t see that:Happy and healthy people make a happy and healthy world.It’s hard to see that through a fog of prescription drugs, energy drinks&strong sleep aids. It’s hard I know, but its time to change. You wouldn’t put the wrong gas in your car, so why would you put wrong food in your body? We MUST take responsibility for what we put into our bodies starting now. We can do it.Ok.I’ll stop.Thnks
My 1st vintage is in my hand! Bottled, labeled and on its way! 1st stop: China! 2017 is the year it all starts and I can’t wait to share it with you. 3.5 yrs, 90 blends, countless conversations, meetings and flights but we made it. I’m a proud man right now-this has been an amazing journey but with @vik_wine and @cristian vallejo.winemaker along with their team and my team, you can’t go wrong. Simply can’t go wrong. We worked our asses off. Coming soon to a wine shop near you... Thanks so very much and enjoy. More to come soon