21.10.16 by Jeff

“Spirit Quest” Skateboard Film Will Melt Your Mind

Colin Read (Mandible Claw) has made quite a name for himself over the past few years as one of skateboarding’s most exciting filmmakers. His film Tengu: God of Mischief was burnt into the retinas of every skater on the planet when it came out – specifically the subway section of the film where Koki Loaiza ollies across the train tracks (towards the third rail) at the 145th St stop (watch it here). Shout out to our bud photographer Allen Ying of 43 Magazine who snapped the infamous photo (which you can see here).



Read’s newest film “Spirit Quest” has the energy of his previous films with a heavy dose of mind-melting editing and camera tricks. I watched the trailer above roughly a million times to analyze what I was actually looking at. Love the multi-cam stuff and the sequence at 0:33 is a thing of beauty. Creativity like this makes me want to go make stuff. I was so excited about the film I had to toss a few questions at the Claw himself. Enjoy a short interview below!

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14.04.16 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Haroshi


When I was out in Tokyo last year for Pow! Wow! my friends and I went out to visit Japanese artist Haroshi at his studio (his photo of us) and he gifted me this bullet made out of skateboards. I chose from a whole bunch and he could immediately tell what decks he’d used to make it based on the colours. I believe this one was made out of old Enjo boards. Anyways he’s one of my favourite artists and Alexander Mitchell just released a nice video portrait of him working in his studio which you can watch on Booooooom TV.

26.02.16 by Jeff

Instagram of the Day: Skateboarding Kids Sky and Ocean


One of my favourite Instagram accounts right now is @awsmkids, featuring a couple of skateboarding phenoms. Sky is 7 years old and her younger brother Ocean is only 4 years old! The video clips below will either get you stoked or make you want to give up skating. I guess this is what happens when you teach a fetus how to ollie.


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07.12.15 by Jeff

Best of Instagram: @chilligansisland


One of my favourite people to follow on Instagram right now is Toronto-based photographer Pat O’Rourke aka @chilligansisland. He’s got a great eye for street snaps and he makes the best skate videos (he just released a new one). Lots more images from his feed below.

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03.11.15 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Jacob Ovgren


Nice feature on the unabashedly immature work of Swedish artist and skater, Jacob Ovgren, who designs for one of my favourite skate brands, Polar. The video is part of The LB Project’s series promoting art and skateboarding. Check out the interview and more from The LB Project below!

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29.10.15 by Jeff

Skateboarding in Pine Ridge

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An uplifting piece about The Stronghold Society and their mission to empower the Lakota youth in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, through skateboarding. The kids experience the freedom of not only roaming physically, but mentally. Watch the film below.

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20.10.15 by Staff

Artist Profile: Mark Gonzales


Legendary skateboarder and artist, Mark Gonzales, talks candidly with Evan Goodfellow about his early years and the things that interest him now. He also pets a cat. Check out Monster Children’s wonderfully intimate video below!

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09.10.15 by Jeff

Video Profile: Michelle Pezel of Antisocial


Huck Magazine just released a great portrait of Michelle Pezel of Antisocial Skateboard Shop, which she owns with pro skater Rick McCrank. My pal Alana Paterson snapped some beautiful photos for the mag and Benny Zenga shot the video below!

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