I remember when Tommy beat my ass in a game of SKATE on the mini ramp at the YMCA during skate camps as a kid. His story is by far one of the most uplifting tales in skateboarding and should give us all the motivation to try our best to make the best of ourselves.
HOEPHASE is a video by Matt King and Gene Belanger that they have posted online and can be watched in its entirety for free. The video features some great dudes and in addition to amazing skating, the whole video is edited with a unique style that sets it apart from any other skate video.
Depressed Midwest is a project that aims to draw focus towards the skateboarding community and culture in central time, and hopefully inspire others to go skate and create things themselves.
Last year when I started this project, I knew that I wanted to create an outlet where I could share my photographs with others and continue shooting with a sense of purpose. I did not have a clear idea of exactly what I had planned to do, nor do I after 4 issues, but I knew that I wanted to continue a project that would be open for sharing not only my own work, but that of other photographers, skateboarders, and the many other creative people that skateboarding embodies.
Issue 5 of Depressed Midwest is a step closer to my goal. This issue contains photographs by some of my favorite photographers from the Midwest.
I would like to thank Kyle Seidler, Marfa Capodanno, Jake Wickersham, Lucas Madel, and Matt Gamalinda for their contributions to this issue; I would not have been able to put this together without your hardwork.
Deep Dish is a new zine from Matt Gamalinda and the website features a video filmed and edited by Mark Dunning. The whole project focuses on skateboarding from the Midwest, specifically in the Chicago area, and is shown through Gamalinda’s black and white photographs.
Check the website, deepdishchi.com, to download “SLICE 001” in either large resolution by clicking the frontpage image, or a smaller version by clicking the download link.
Everything about this is amazingly well done. Get interested.