The new Arrested Development Trailer looks promising. May 26th! Stoked!
Monday, May 13, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Yesterday afternoon it rained. The Edge Skatepark declared "Rain Session 5-8pm". I read that on the internet, so I thought...it MUST be true! I got down the the park and there was no session. It was no longer raining and despite the fact that it was still cold out they posted on the world wide web that it was canceled. People who don't use cellular telephones like myself, don't get those messages!
Yes, that's right... no cell phone, no smart phone and somehow life still goes on and the world still turns. We'll save that whole revelation for another time. Despite the fact that the world still turns without smart phones, being disconnected does have it's disadvantages, like showing up to the party when no one is there! There is however a silver lining!
Since indoor skateboarding was no longer on the menu, it was time to brave the chilly weather and head down to the closest skate park down the street. Lucky for us it just happens to be the world class Forks Plaza and many of our friends were there. One of them being Brendon Sanderson tongue out and all!
I wish I could say I taught Brendon everything he knows, but that couldn't be the furthest thing from the truth. I did however inspire him to pull this judo air!
Frontside melon to fakie on the pyramid.
Brendon and Ben scheming...
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Our friends at Top and Derby say this:
"For hundreds of years, walking sticks were common fashion accessories which were made and worn with pride. But as time went on, the aesthetics were abandoned and the finely crafted artifacts were replaced with cold, clinical, and impersonal items of utility. Today, most canes do little to inspire the self-confidence of those who use them. We aim to change this."
The way we read that is that canes aren't just for pimps and gimps anymore. They're bringin' it back! They have 4 days left on their Indiegogo campaign, so check out the page, their pitch and their video. Help them close the last 20% of their fund raising efforts!
Yes there's at least one skateboarder amongst the designers and yes that perhaps helps explain why the bottom of their canes looks like the bottom of your Vans shoes!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
I've had a camera at my side for the last few days, so there's been lots of images being captured. Some P&S related and some not. Unfortunately, so much as been going on that there's not a lot of time left to post.
For example: A little bit of this...
...and a little bit of this.
Thankfully in the end, balance is always restored. Despite being busy doing "indoor" stuff when the cold weather finally broke, we still made time for some of this...
Will Power. Smith grind at The Forks.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The weather is getting better, but the Edge Skatepark is still the place to be late on a Wednesday night in Winnipeg for some of the boys.
Marky Mark... Calvin Klein. Marky B... F.O.T.L.
These shoes are made for skateboarding...
These shoes are made for rollerblading. Well not really, but Matt Joudrey was was wearing them, so it was worth mentioning.
Mio keeping it old school all the way.
Checking the ol' Instragram feed.
Brendan Sanderson ready for anything.
Throwing a handful of big air transfers from the quarter to the vert wall. 97.5% landed. 2.5% more to go!
Good choice for a first tattoo!
Iron Maiden...also a good choice as far as I'm concerned.
That is all.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Out of the many things I thought I might do in this lifetime "when I grow up", one of them has always been being a teacher. A "student-teacher" friend was looking for someone to do a photography presentation to some kids at one of the local middle schools and thanks to her for reaching out to me, I finally got to play teacher for an hour!
We discussed pancakes (and how delicious they are), skateboards, skateboarders, portraits, live music photos, mosh pits, photography, zines, cameras, the P&S App for iPad and more! It was probably the most fun I've ever had in a classroom ever!
I dug up some old photos for a slide show like this shot of Kip with a front side grind on the pool coping in Kihei, Maui
I showed them some behind the scenes moments from Mexico City...
...and the end results!
One bonus was getting to see J.P. who was just starting out in teaching when I was wrapping up high school! Having J.P. as a substitute teacher was like winning the teacher lottery!
Then there's Suzy. Not only did she put this all together for J.P.'s class, she also paid me in delicious cookies for my time!
It's always great to be appreciated and yes, the cookies are all gone! Thank you!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Apparently winter is in no hurry to leave. So sit back, relax and check out one more way to survive Winnipeg winters...
Side note...I do find it interesting that even a park that was apparently built by BMX dudes for the purpose of riding their BMX's is still referred to as a skate park throughout the video. S.T.R.E.E.T.S.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
So this is what's up. Currently wrapping up a project, but distracting myself at the same time with this gem I found on Netflix.
I say "gem", cause I'm 5 minutes in and so far I'm hooked. We'll see how it pans out. Time to get back to work!