Fos came to visit
Fos was home for christmas, so we met up at House of Vans London. Its funny, Ive shot so many events there over the years I just assume everyone has been there before. This was Fos first time at the HOV and it was quite refreshing to see someone take it all in for the first time.
After skating here for a while, we moved down to the southbank to check out the new transition sections.
There was some new Lost Bwoys graffiti and we thought it would be fun to shoot some skate photos by it.
I wore my Ralph pants. Turned out so did someone else.
Recently I have moved to Kent and met Craig Questions. Craig is a proffessional skateboarder that rides for Heroin skateboards. He isn't your normal idea of a pro skateboarder. He has a different take on everything really. He approaches everything from a slightly different angle and puts his own slanted twist on it,
Craig is a woodsman and lives out in the middle of the nowhere in the Kent countryside. He rides his pushbike for over 30 miles to get here and sleeps by his log burner. He makes Chestnut Pail fences.
He does this in this freezing December weather. When I saw him his hands were cut to pieces. It didn't seem to bother him, he just got on with it.
I went to visit him one afternoon in December to see how he was doing out there. I took him some curry which he enjoyed. Craig makes zines and designs skate graphics for brands. This year we are planning to make a zine together, with my photography and his art. If you ever see Craig around say hello, he's a really interesting person, i'm sure he'll surprise you.
Winter on herne bay pier
My dad came to visit for the day so we went out to Herne bay for the afternoon and I took some photos with my new Yashica charity shop find. I used some Fuji Film 400.
On Sat 18th Nov, St Albans Pioneer Centre hosted the Radlands 25 year Anniversary jam. It was an amazing evening with loads of old faces in attandance. Thanks to the Ince family for everything they've done for UK skateboarding for the past 25 years. Its an amazing thing that they have done here and we need to support the heart of British skateboarding. I know they are thinking of doing more events like this and it would be great to see more people at the next one.
forgotten super 8 rolls
Its always good finding things you've forgotten about. Its especially good when its over 10 years old. I found some old super 8 film I shot in Australia with Dirty Sanchez and The Dudesons. Alongside this footage was some test footage of flying a super 8 camera on a drone. This was a really fun project and something I will probably revisit soon. I shot some super 8 on the Stockwell jam. Ive sent this to be processed, so look forward to seeing that soon.
I just found the dude sons footage that we were filming on YouTube.
Look out Stockwell
On Sat 28th Oct, Blast Skates held their annual skate jam. It was a fancy dressed skate event with loads of music inspired fancy dress. I saw Micheal Jackson skating alongside Evil Kineval at one point. Check out my VX edit. Shot by me and Josh Higgins.