Kevin Barnett’s “Strange New Feelings” examines the life of artist and skateboard legend Ed Templeton as he navigates a blossoming art career and a transition from professional skateboarding. The film features interviews with art world contemporaries, fellow professional skateboarders and family members as Ed travels around the world to share his unique perspective on youth and age, religion and sex, beauty and disfigurement. Drop on over to the film’s Kickstarter page where you can help to directly fund this project.
Cheryl Dunn is a documentary filmmaker and photographer. Her work has been exhibited in various galleries and museums including The Tate Modern in London, Deitch Projects in New York, and the “Art in the Streets “exhibition at the Geffen Contemporary MOCA. She has had two books of her photographs published; Bicycle Gangs of New York, and Some Kinda Vocation. She will soon release a feature documentary “Everybody Street, New York City“ about photographers who have used New York City streets as a major subject in their work.
Since filming is in full swing for the Vans video Chris Nieratko has taken the opportunity to sit some of the team riders down to look behind their skating careers. Today, the lathered up internet hunk, Johnny Layton, looks back at his debut part in Toy Machine’s “Good and Evil” from 2004 and coming clean about what went into making his breakthrough part.
With five cities down and three to go, The Vans Pro Skate World Tour continues to charge through Europe with Chris Nieratko documenting all the action.
Keep tuned to the Vans Pro Skate Tour blog to keep tabs on Geoff Rowley, Chris Pfanner, Dustin Dollin, Chima Ferguson, Daniel Lutheran, Johnny Layton, Gilbert Crockett, Rowan Zorilla, Kris Vile, Nassim Guammaz and Sam Partaix as they make their way to Cologne, Hamburg and Berlin.
Skatelite recently invited some of the world’s top skaters to Lopez Island off the coast of Seattle, Washington for a week long vacation of sightseeing and relaxation that would lead up to a celebration officially christening their brand new street plaza.
An estimated 3,000 people got to share the experience The Retreat with Paul Rodriguez, Bucky Lasek, Bob Burnquist, Greg Lutzka, Jereme Rogers, David Gravette, PLG, Lincoln Ueda, Adam Dyet, Manny Santiago. Click here to see see more pics of the event.