Posts Tagged ‘Skateboarding’

Fruit of the Vine. Salton Sea.

Friday, September 16th, 2011

FRUIT OF THE VINE “Salton Sea” from Six Stair on Vimeo.

The Salton Sea is a huge inland “sea” in Southern California and one of the biggest man made disasters in the U.S. Now the area is a ghost town and all thats left are a few desert creedlers and some empty pools—- and lots of flies and dead fish.

Fruit of the Vine was the first film we made together back in 1999. We had no idea what were doing- we bought a few super 8 cameras for under $50 and went on the road for 2 months shooting film at as many pools as possible not knowing if the cameras worked or if we were using the right film. By the time we were done we skated more than 70 pools and had the road trip of a lifetime and ever more incredible all the film came out.

—You can rent this film at Have You Seen . . . Do it. I have rented it on two separate occasions and regretted it neither time.

Skate This.

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Wild in the Streets.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

I’m not a Soldier.

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

This has probably been posted before . . . but every time I hear this song, I think of this video part.

Ben Tyne!

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Ben Tyne (If he didn’t already see this on Fecal Face) is going to be jazzed!

Good Push.

Monday, June 14th, 2010

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I can’t remember the details, but I have at some point in the past, read about the backstory to this photo. Either way, it stands as one of my all time favorite skate photos . . . easily in the top ten. The rest of the top ten includes images by Spike Jonze, Attiba, Daniel Sturt, Bryce Kanights, etc. etc. No cares about this stuff. Ha.

Cardiel.

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

I’m rather over the moon when it comes to the Epicly Later’d show as it is. I believe this is a general fact from my life which I have not hidden from the world.

The four part episode featuring John Cardiel was tops! I’m almost certain I will be re-watching this again over the weekend.

Whether you give a rats behind about skateboarding or not . . . it is a great story.

Ed Templeton.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Templeton

The super awesome Ben Tyne tipped me off to this photography site, AmericanSuburb X, yesterday. Today I visited it for the first time and was stoked before I was halfway through reading the title of the first post.

I have always been a moderate-to-big fan of Ed Templeton. The Toy Machine art direction and design has always been fun to look at . . . but more importantly, Toy Machine is responsible for another of my all time favorite skate videos (there are many all time favorites), Welcome to Hell.

Since racking a number of great video parts over the year, Ed Templeton has been arting around various parts of the planet, contributing nice works to the world’s general aesthetic. His latest piece is an autobiographical book comprised of words and photo’s — fragments of which all link together into one shadowy whole.

Check out the original post, I am referring to here.

Buy the book here.

Ben Hatchell Rules.

Friday, January 15th, 2010

To be honest, I haven’t thought too much about Powell Skateboards in the last two decades . . . as one of the longest standing brands in skateboarding (in one form or another), they have seemed to have quietly slipped under my radar, always there, but not really making much noise. At least, noise that I have been able to hear. Maybe I am the one who is living under a rock.

During a free lunch hour this week, I noticed that the most recent Powell video was posted on the internets most favorite streaming site. With super low expectations, I was pleasantly surprised. I was really into Ben Hatchell’s section. Not only does The Caballero Himself make an appearance . . . but the last two tricks are bangers!

Now, before you watch this, make sure you mute the youtube and turn up a suitable track from your personal music libraray. Trust me.

Skate + Bike.

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Ben Tyne is going to be so stoked on this.