‘Success is striking a balance between art and commerce’. This is the line that starts Riley Blakeway’s debut film, Thom: A Portrait of Modern Youth, a fitting line considering the subject matter. Thom is a teenager from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, who works as a concreter and enjoys surfing and skateboarding. For Thom (and […]
Blood of The Young is a contemporary photography site and independent publishing house based in Toronto, Canada. Straight up bad boys with a heavy focus on skateboarding, graffiti and handmade goods. They feature and collaborate with artists like Ed Templeton, Alana Paterson and Dan Wilton.
Skateboarder and documentary filmmaker Stacey Peralta’s new film tells the story of The Bones Brigade, the 1980s skate team he created. The team featured a young Tony Hawk, along with other legends like Steve Caballero and Rodney Mullen, and went on to change the way people looked at skateboarding forever.
Before street skating took off in America’s east coast, the mecca of skateboarding was Southern California. Starting in 1975, a young photographer named Hugh Holland captured what is now possibly the greatest collection of images of that era, featuring empty swimming pools used as skate bowls, the Venice and Huntington Beach boulevards, and suburban streets – all set against the Southern Californian sun.
Skateboard photography is not an easy art. First of all, it’s essential to know a lot about the subject. Only then can one elect the perfect fraction of a second on a trick that deserves to be shown to millions of skateboarding fanatics. Heverton Ribeiro lives between California and Brazil, photographing the world’s most respected skaters, such as Bob Burnquist, Christian Hosoi, Rodrigo TX, Rob Gonzales, Danny Way, Eric Koston, and Daewon Song, among others. There is a very long distance between being one of the rest and one of the best.
Hailing from London, this young skateboarding company has been making name for itself over the past two years. With an aesthetic that is a homage to the 90s, Palace is backed by some of the greats, such as Slam City Skates, Supreme and The Hideout.
I had stumbled across this video from a brain pickings article and had also recently read The Element by Ken Robinson. He is a really interesting character. I first heard of his talks on TED a few years ago and his ideas had always stuck with me. I recognize the spirit he wanted to promote […]
If you are looking for something hip to wear next time you drop your peyote tab and head into the desert, then Radlands has you covered. Their fine apparel is as much for the rap listening shaman as it is for the skateboarding Jim Morrison type. Turn on, tune in, look stylish.
Breakdance and skateboarding are from yesteryear: Hockern is the new trend sport on the streets these days. The origins of Hockern can be traced back to the German coast city of Kiel, where people with too much time on their hands and not much interest in breaking their bones invented a few tricks that have […]
Video maker Brett Novak joins forces with Kilian Martin again. The result is a magnificent video that will inspire even the most sedentary people. This is how you transform a sport into art.
I’m a menswear designer in Perth and I staged a faux fashion show that was hijacked by my male models at my first Perth Fashion Festival showing. I had the models terrorise the audience by cracking whips, stealing items from the audience and skateboarding down the runway (all staged, of course). The show ruffled the feathers of the corporate sponsors and some of the Festival big wigs but it was well received by the unsuspecting audience. They especially loved the executioner’s mask on the runway.
If you like skating or anything else, you’ll love the Small Room Skate Shop in Brisbane’s Teneriffe. Owner Jay Musk knows his stuff, stocking only the best spread of gear from Anti-Hero, NHS, Miller Mafia and more. It’s the only skate shop of its kind, offering a range of customised boards and designs nice enough to hang on your wall.
Matthew Rainwaters was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, which is the part of Los Angeles nobody likes to talk about. He did a lot of skateboarding when he was younger, broke a lot of bones, and spent hours filming his friends. Making skate videos eventually brought him to still photography.