“To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it / To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art.” – Charles Bukowski
LENS: ***TRUST*** IN SAN FRANCISCO
On a recent trip to San Francisco for the premiere of ***TRUST***, Josh Wilson brought along his camera to capture fellow skaters Paul Young, Dick Rizzo, Zach Bonime, Nick Ferrogari, Adrian Vega, Justin Ching and Brendan Carroll.
BLACK & WHITE: SKATEBOARDING IN SLOVENIA
Luke Paige is a young photographer based in Slovenia who wanted to create something different to what we’re used to seeing in skateboard photography. No wide-angle shots, no special tricks – just simple skateboarding.
INTERVIEW ON A STICK: SAMMY WINTER
In an effort to keep up with the times and maintain our super-hip image, we’ve invested in a stick with an iPhone taped to the end. Enjoy the first episode of our ‘Interview on a Stick’ series featuring skateboarder Sammy Winter.
RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE: BOO-HOORAY GALLERY
A group photography show featuring: Jerry Hsu, Ray Potes, Andrea Sonnenberg, C.R. Stecyk III & Tobin Yelland opening tonight and showing till 19th April at Boo-Hooray Gallery, Venice, CA.
Vans release the first trailer to their long anticipated, full length skate film. May can’t come soon enough
BRONZE 56K “TRUST” + DICK RIZZO INTERVIEW
Check out the new film [SOPHISTICATED ADULT ENTERTAINMENT] PRESENTS ***TRUST***, along with the first ever interview with Dick Rizzo, conducted by yours truly.
SMOKE: HUF x VOUTSA
Nowadays your average skateboarder isn’t some kid who’s incapable of imagining anything intimate with a girl, he’s a pomade slicked dude who has slept with women twice his age.
WATCH: SKATE HEADS
Created by Vancouver-based directors Benny and Christian Zenga, watch as a host of skateboarders ride down a river in a boat, then flip it, then ride it, then catch a train and do the same. What? Just watch the video.
SMOKE: SPITFIRE X VOLCOM
The wind blasts through these socks like snot through cheap tissue. God I’m so lonely. When I’m not drinking I’m shoveling snow or crying. I barely sleep. I wish they sent five more hoodies. Those guys out west got it so easy. Burritos and schoolyards all year round.
RICHER POORER ON THE MONEY
Richer Poorer have somehow managed to make a spring lookbook look interesting, with Chris Pastras, Christian Maalouf, Daniel Shimizu and Justin Strubing running around LA doing what they do best
WATCH: Adidas skateboarding in Namibia
The adidas South Africa skateboarding team recently explored the unknown territories of Namibia. They travelled to the capital city of Windhoek and made their way back to Cape Town .
WATCH: ALIVE & WELL
Skate shops can mean so much more to the people that frequent them than just a place to buy a deck. Seattle’s Alive & Well skate shop is one such store.
JAKE REUTER’S BACKYARD BOWL
“A simple little clip of Jake Reuter a couple of weeks ago in his backyard bowl in Huntington Beach. The weather was windy and hot as hell but that didn’t seem to affect his skating in the slightest.” – Mac Saxton
PERSPECTIVE: Jake Darwen
There’s a story behind every shot, but we rarely get a chance to hear it. Element are hoping to change that through their “perspective” short film series, this time featuring photographer Jake Darwen.
LIKE IT RAW: NICK VON WERSSOWETZ
Behind the obvious bullshit that surrounds skateboarding lives a good list of people, ideas, and companies that are actually exciting. Nick Von Werssowetz (aka LURKNYC) is one of them.
Gimme Gimmee: The Quiet Life
When I was a kid, we didn’t have shit. I mean nothing. There was no internet, so if you wanted, say, a long-sleeved t-shirt that read ‘Vision Street Wear’, you had to take a three-hour bus ride to the big, scary city…
PEOPLE: Donny Miller
Whether it’s personal work or a Skate Mental collab, Donny Miller makes some sincerely funny, fresh designs. I visited the artist for a glorious sunset and talk of politics, asses, a new brand, and plans with Jason Jessee.
KRISTINA PATTERSON: OUTTAKES
We featured some of the profile photos from Kristina’s upcoming book in our latest issue, and now she’s kindly shared some of her favorite outtakes from the shoots with us.
WATCH: ERIC GEISELMAN
Watch Eric’s multi-faceted approach gain him a spot with Vissla. Skate, Surf and Music. Kid’s winning.