Over three decades ago, veteran freestyle skater Rodney Mullen invented many of the technical tricks which became the foundation of modern skateboarding. He recently rolled inside fashion photographer Steven Sebring’s revolutionary 360 studio to showcase his first release of video footage in twelve years.
In the mid-nineties, a skateboarder named Jon Comer gained notoriety on the international scene. Despite having a prosthetic leg, Jon climbed the pro ranks and skated at the highest level. To this day, Jon continues to inspire generations of adaptive skateboarders. Here is one of their stories.
Born without hands and missing a leg from the knee down Oscar Loreto Jr. faces challenges few can relate to. Oscar was introduced to his passion of skateboarding by a picture of Jon Comer at an early age. Tired of being treated differently in traditional sports, Oscar found solidarity within the skateboard community.
Watch how one man’s courage trickled-down to inspire generations in “An Ode to Jon Comer.”
Directed by: Ben Stoddard
DOP: Jan Schuster
Assistant Director: Cassandra Surina
Music by: Jeremy Maclean-Wallace
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Andy Kuno has been a San Francisco skate rat since his teens. Through his father’s work with the SF Giants and 49ers he became interested in photography and eventually turned it into his career as the team photographer for the San Francisco Giants.
And although he shoots a team based sport as his profession, Andy’s love of skateboarding hasn’t diminished. In fact, it’s how he rolls to the ballpark everyday. Have a look into one particular day this past May, where Andy met up with John Cardiel to bring some custom made Chrome bags to the SF Giants players Matt Duffy and Hunter Pence. Filmed by Dan Wolfe. Scored by Tommy Guerrero and BLKTOP Project.