In a “feel good” bit of noteworthy news that stems from skateboarding’s creative culture, Chrome Industries has teamed up with Cinelli Bicycles to form Frames For Good, a global give-back initiative in partnership with eBay for Charity.
Two of skateboarding’s greatest artists and human beings, Russ Pope and Todd Bratrud contributed their remarkable talents to the project. Each artist was given a bike frame and told to interpret it however they saw fit. You can see Russ’s frame here and Todd’s here.
100% of the sale of each frame is being given to a charity selected by each artist. Russ’s frame will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association and Todd’s will benefit Keep A Breast. Bidding on the frames ends in six days on May 7th at 6pm EST. Please spread the word to help these truly wonderful causes.
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.
Press Release: Chrome Industries is proud to release a short film featuring longtime friend of the brand and Los Angeles based photographer, Van Styles. Between shooting in the streets of major cities across the country, running his own brand and raising his young daughter, it’s a rare opportunity to get to shadow him for a day in and around his native LA.
Van’s days are clearly anything but average. Join us as we go from his house, to the V/SUAL brand headquarters followed by some street skating with Dane Vaughn and Sascha Daley, walking the streets of Downtown LA, taking to the skies via helicopter and ending the night on the iconic 6th Street Bridge on the last night it would be open to pedestrians before they start to demolish it.
Entirely self-taught, Van has risen quickly through the ranks of emerging photographers over the past several years, shooting almost exclusively with the Leica system of film and digital rangefinder cameras and lenses.
Starting today, Van will also do a two week takeover of the Chrome Instagram account where he’ll announce a contest early next week and be posting new works daily. Keep an eye out for an announcement as well about the chance to sign up for an in-person clinic with Van at the Chrome Hub and throughout the streets in San Francisco at the end of this month.