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.
Somewhere not that deep inside of me, there’s a fifteen year old girl who loves Blink 182, Airwalk treads and a guy called Bernard who hung out with his cargos around the plump rounds of his backside at the half-pipe around the corner from the footy field. In fact, that girl is now sitting in front of her Macbook with huge puppy eyes and swooning all the way back to 1997 with a new blog called The Skartorialist: The Sartorialist equivalent of skater boys from around the globe. The creation of London-based commercial and editorial photographer, Sam Ashley, it should also be known as ‘Painfully cute and perve-worthy lads around the world holding decks’.
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.
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.
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 […]
Even though it is made for the streets, the new Organic Anagram Industries skateboard also makes great art for the walls. Made in the UK with Canadian wood, the illustration includes a lot of details and the vivid colours work great. Lovely.
By Narrw Sprrw in New Photography on Friday 5 November 2010
Phil Jackson is a semi-nomadic skateboarder, artist and documentary photographer. Still shooting film and making zines he’s everything you like about Larry Clark or Nan Goldin, but with more hopping fences to skate pools and much less heroin addiction and domestic abuse.
Conceptual designer Oliver Bishop-Young has reclaimed urban dumpsters for the benefit of the community with his ongoing series, The SkipWaste project — he has created a skateboard ramp, a flower bed, a swimming pool, and even a homely living room, complete with lamp and retro TV.
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 […]
Andrew Davis (from AWWSWEET, a curating agency) has done it again: his second skateboard art show has made it all the way from Detroit to the Brooklyn-based art space, Third Ward. Inspired by the documentary feature film Beautiful Losers, which focuses on the subcultures of skateboarding and graffiti, Good Wood brings together 45 different artists who’ve designed a stunning selection of decks. Styles range from collage, graffiti, acrylic, oil, ink, silkscreen and photography to sculpture. Some of the big players in the show include Chuck Anderson, Nathan Fox, Leo Espinosa, and myself, amongst many others.
Skateboarding has always been a group activity, friends coming together to skate, hang out and show off tricks. Tomorrow at the worldwide Wild in the Streets event, skaters come out from the woodwork to skate with friends and take back the streets.