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.
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.
Here’s a really clever little skateboard video (thanks to a whole lot of post-production wizardry) from filmmaker Joe Pease. The sequences feel like something out of a Christopher Nolan film; what appears at first to be another boring old kaleidoscope video effect is shattered when the first skateboarder rolls right through the frame.
Watch Joe Pease’s “Level” below to see what I mean!