Ben Mackay has been obsessed with skateboarding since he was five years old. But it wasn’t until he quit his job to build skateboards full-time that his passion became his life.
In the Australian town of Coolangatta, there’s a cat whose claim to fame is to be the Tony Hawk of felines. Didga, the skateboarding cat, was seen cruising through town on his motorized skateboard name Ollie. People left and right couldn’t believe their eyes with what they were seeing. What’s more impressive is that Didga […]
Here’s something you don’t see every day: a skateboarding skeleton. The artist behind this is Darren Pearson, a master of light painting photography. The video, Light Goes On, is a stop-motion light painting animation that shows a skeleton living it up in the dark of the San Diego night. According to Pearson, it took him […]
Girl and Chocolate skateboards put together what is now one of my favourite pieces of film. It’s called Pretty Sweet and it’s made so well that it will make even the most uncoordinated and lazy person want to pick up a board and start shredding. The way that it’s cut, the effects, the soundtrack, the […]
Kilian Martin totally killed it in this video directed by Brett Novak, and now he’s back with another Novak-directed short film of him skateboarding in slo mo through India. It’s sick and beautiful at the same time, especially when it’s so well-aided by the Other Lives tune ‘Take Us Alive’.
I came across Kilian Martin’s skating prowess a couple of years ago and this video makes the mind boggle. Skateboarding in my youth and defining my own rules and tricks made me a visual artist today. Kilian’s riding is far better than most skater’s dry technical ability. Even within skating he is arguably creating his […]
Skateboarding is a beautiful form of expression and existence. It truly is a way of life. You fall, you get back up, then you fall again until you succeed. That’s the beauty of it. Russell Houghten is a prime example of skate documentation. His pieces capture the essence of that exhilarating daily experience.
This video makes me very happy. People talk a lot about how skating can be ‘art’ but too often it descends into competitive jock-like bravado. Ray Barbee has something else going on. His skating is creative and infectious. This video captures a lot of what makes skateboarding important to me.
Having spent five years living in New York, I can attest from first hand perspective that the city has a definite mysticism that just translates so well to film. These old school shots of kids cruising the streets on old school skateboards remind me of how little has actually changed in the city over the 53 years since the photos were taken by Bill Eppridge for LIFE magazine.
In my teenage years, I used to get around the backstreets of Sydney on a trusty Ozi board. I recently toyed around with the idea of getting a deck these days to bypass, the bus. Having seen this miraculous footage of Kilian Martin ripping it up, I’ll take that idea and kick it to the […]
Our friends over at the photography website, Feature Shoot, are giving away three copies of the stunning book, SKATEBOARDING.3D, which features three dimensional images of some of the finest young skaters on the scene. And let me tell you, viewing the photos through the supplied glasses is a trip! The book is the work of […]
Instead of throwing away broken skateboard decks, 22-year-old Nick Pourfard has found a way to bring them back to life, albeit in a different form as a musical instrument.
Some people just have talent for taking good pictures. You can’t really put your finger on what makes their work so special, but there’s something extraordinary about every image. Aussie photographer Julian Schulz is one of those photographers.
Back in 2007, Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich started a revolution in Afghanistan. Roaming the streets with his skateboard, he immediately attracted the attention of children, most of whom spent their time begging on the streets. That’s when he got the idea for his award-winning NGO: ‘Skateistan’.