In the past couple of weeks, I have been spending most of my free time driving around in South Los Angeles looking for stuff to skate. I have found many things to skate, but also some things I didn’t expect to find. Melted crayons, painted rocks, and beautiful wall art. I feel like things here are endless. I’ll continue to search here.
New video from Polar Skate Co. now on Youtube.
A journal of photos taken from March 2017 until the Fall of 2017 during the filming of Chris Thiessen’s, OLD EARTH.
The photos above were shot by my iPhone 7 which accompanied me on each skate outing with Chris and the crew. All photos taken in the cities of; Long Beach, San Pedro, and Los Angeles. The iPhone spent a lot of its time in my pocket. It managed to not get a crack or dent and to this day is still shooting photos. It currently ran out of space, but I’m crowdfunding to get some extra storage in my iCloud account…KIDDING!
I hope you enjoy the photos and check back soon for more. I have a stack of 35mm film photos which I have not shared. Keeping them in the vault which I plan on unlocking sometime within the next 20 years.
“OLD EARTH” by Chris Thiessen
“Since November, the threads idea vacuum California chapter have been releasing old earth, an Instagram series featuring Alex Schmidt, Jordan Mccollough, Chris Athans, Darius King, John Lindsay, Max Garson, Logan Taylor, Mike Bloodsworth, Jared Burke, Trevor Thompson and more. The old earth master timeline is all of the raw footage from all of Instagram edits in one place. Filmed and edited by Chris Thiessen.”
In 2007, a small brand from Yokohama, Japan called, Sun Dance Flow released a promo video. This is Jin Takayama and Shun Moroi’s part from that promo video. Around that time, it quickly became one of my favorite things to come out of Japan.
Here is a small sample of some of the boards:
Filmed and Edited by Shugo Ohmori Additional Filming by Ryusuke Nakagawa Soundtrack ‘WOOD’ by DJ PERRO a.k.a. DOGG Shugo Ohmori, Leo Mizuno, Kazunari Tsutsui, Motoaki Akamine, Shoma Takeda, Ryusuke Nakagawa, Takumi Ishiguro and Ryo Ohnishi @3rdz_ykms http://www.3rdz.com