A weekend of fun at my dads cottage on Hamlin Lake. These photos were shot with my Stylus using the psychadelic blues film. I was really hyped to try the film at night, and I like how they came out. A few were shot by Donald. Great times, can't wait to go back! Great group of guys.
This past Sunday we celebrated The Wig's fourth birthday, as most people know it wasn't supposed to make it this far. I'm wondering if it will ever go?or will they build stupid looking unaffordable condos? Either way we had to celebrate. We got some gear from REAL, Spitfire, Krooked, and Refuge to give out. The decision was to have the first ever one-minute run contest. It worked out pretty well and we had about twenty-five competitors. Jerry from WUB even got us custom CP work vests! It was just like most summer weekends at the park a lot of good homies, meeting new people, grilling, and relaxing. Hopefully somehow it makes it to five!
Easily one of my favorite moments of the day below, this kid was riding his bike around and he stopped for a sec. Johnny didn't even ask but ollied over his bike while the kid was still on it. I wasn't ready to get a photo because it happened so quick. I asked him if Johnny could try it again. Two tries later we got it. Everyone was hyped!
After the run contest Derrick made a shark board with a custom graphic featuring his son Oliver, and he wanted to see a best trick using the board. Joey, and JZ got down with the board, and later on Joey got iced.
As always the OG Larry had to come through to hype event up.
Super fun day! Above are the winners of the contest Jeremy Cooper, Johnny Cleary, and Justin Zimmerman. As well as the band “native sun” that closed it out for us. Thanks again to everyone for showing up, great times!
I feel like I don't use my digital camera much anymore, so here is a photo of Amir I took in the spring.
A few random photos from a roll of film I shot when it was cold out that I forgot about.
A little while ago I was told about a spot by my very nice friend Jeff. When I first saw it I knew we needed to add a bit of cement to make it better. Pat and I decided to go one weeknight a few days before the weekend so we could cement it and then give it a few days to cure. Everything went super well we got the cement mixed, it took less time then we thought, and even less cement. Once we were finalizing it someone came on the loudspeaker at the business next door and yelled “we see you,” “get the fuck off the property,” and “we have called the cops.” We finished the last touches but knew they were probably going to destroy it anyway. Once the weekend hit we still planned to skate it. We brought signs and anything that we could use to skate it even if they messed it up. When we got there we learned they did destroy it. However we wouldn’t give up, they still left the gate wide open so we duct taped two signs to it and did our best to skate it. It wasn’t easy but we had the neighbors filming us and they were hyped to see what we were doing. Look for the pivot to fakie photo in Skate Jawn’s eight year anniversary issue out now, and the footage in a new Coda skateboards project releasing soon. NEVER GIVE UP.