2013 January

Rolling Through the Shadows with Mark Whiteley

toutLife-long skater, writer, and photographer, Mark Whitelely has kicked off a series of short interviews titled Rolling Through the Shadows today for the Leica camera blog today. Going forward, the series will highlight a group of professional skaters and skate mag photographers who use Leica M equipment, with some notes on the artistic approach with these classic photographic devices.

At Home with The Nuge

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Don “The Nuge” Nguyen takes us on a tour through his Hollywood hills home, showing off his prized possessions and his local warm up spots in this “@ Home” for Independent Trucks.

Krooked Blasts Off With Spring 2013 Catalog

Krooked’s Spring 2013 Katalog just went live with a new ad featuring Bobby Worrest along with new decks from Gonz, Drehobl, Worrest, Mike Anderson and tons more.

In and Out of Love

The late Ed Bacon is the architect who conceived of Philadelphia’s Love Park (aka JFK Plaza). In 2002 the park was renovated to deter skateboarders from using it. On October 28, 2002—at age 92—Bacon rode a skateboard to protest the ban on skateboarding. Listen to Epsiode 71 – In and Out of Love and hear the full story on 99% Invisible.

Ty Evans Added to Brain Farm Roster

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Most well known for their groundbreaking snowboard films “That’s It. That’s All.” and “The Art of Flight,” Brain Farm Digital Cinema has announced today the addition of LA-based director, Ty Evans to their creative team. Ty will be directing a skateboard film, yet to be named, under the forthcoming Brain Farm Skate brand. The film is set for a 2014 release.

Aloha Decay

Vans Syndicate dropped a video piece featuring Julien Stranger, John Cardiel and OG Sick Boy Mike Archimedes as they descended upon the decaying scenes of Hawaiian skate spots both new and ancient.