Ray Barbee

The Lifers Project – The Seasons Collection: SUN Wrap-Up Video

YouTube Preview ImageIn February, photographer Matt Alberts embarked on a year-long journey to capture the true essence of LIFERS – those who push the limits in the pursuit of their passions – and the seasons that inspire them to do so. The epic, cross-country, photography expedition has been compiled in a series called The Seasons Collection.

Today marks the release of the second wrap-up video from the trip, summarizing all the incredible things happened during SUN, one of three chapters in the Collection. From the hills of scenic Seattle with Nike Pro Skateboarders Al Partanen and Chet Childress, to the Berrics skatepark in Los Angeles with veteran pro skaters Steve Berra and Danny Way, the journey stretched along the West Coast as Matt captured an amazing cross-section of devoted action sports fans and enthusiasts.

Vans PROPPELER on iTunes Now!

YouTube Preview ImageFollowing its global premiere tour, Vans has released skateboarding’s most anticipated video for 2015, PROPELLER on iTunes to preview, buy and download now. PROPELLER: A Vans Skateboarding Video on iTunes delivers over an hour of unseen outtakes and the making of bonus content featuring the Vans professional skateboarding team. Upcoming additional PROPELLER features will also present PROPELLER: RAW EDITS, a series of 14 clips from the cutting room floor including alternate angles, unused tricks and behind-the-scenes perspectives, available for download with every purchase later this month.

Directed by acclaimed skateboard filmmaker Greg Hunt and featuring full parts from some of the biggest names in skateboarding alongside appearances from legends and true pioneers, PROPELLER presents a sweeping snapshot of modern skateboarding.

Vans PROPELLER World Premiere Tour Dates Announced

YouTube Preview ImageThis May, Vans marks the official release of its highly anticipated first-ever, feature-length Vans skateboarding video, Propeller. Directed by acclaimed pro skateboarder turned filmmaker Greg Hunt and featuring full parts from some of the heavies in modern skateboarding alongside legends and pioneers of our culture, this video is set to blow some minds.

On April 21, Vans presents the world premiere of Propeller at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Tickets to the Los Angeles world premiere will be sold exclusively at select local skate shops beginning this Saturday, April 11th. Propeler will make its international debut across the globe with stops in Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada and Mexico. Visit VansPropeller.com to learn more about world premiere tour dates, locations, ticket information and to find a local premiere near you.

17th Annual TWS Awards Video Recap, Part 2

Brian Schaefer and Lee Dupont keep the ship on course in part two of the TWS Awards: Ray Barbee and Evan Smith present Best Team, Theotis Beasley and Jason Hernandez present Best Video, Marc Johnson and Chris Roberts present Best Video Part and Christian Hosoi introduced the TWS Legend Award.

Stay tuned to the TWS site as they’ll be dropping the Skateistan and Jay Adams Legend videos next month when their Awards issue hits newsstands!

“Let Us Roam”: Ray Barbee

“Let Us Roam” is an ongoing short film series that shows stories about photographers, artists, filmmakers and musicians inside of the skateboarding culture. Ray Barbee, Arto Saari, Greg Hunt and Atiba Jefferson are all featured with their own film. In this short clip, Ray talks about his beginnings in skateboarding, his musical career and how he documents his life with his Leica M6.

Check out an interview with Ray over at the Leica blog by clicking here.

“Let us Roam” Trailer

Be sure to keep an eye out for “Let us Roam”, a new series of webisodes from Leica Cameras that features stories about photographers, artists, filmmakers and musicians inside of the skateboarding culture. This first four part film portrait series tells the stories from behind the lens and path that led Atiba Jefferson, Greg Hunt, Arto Saari and Ray Barbee to photography.