Aaron and Danny finally brought the dude cruise to shore this past weekend. After nearly 3 years of filming each other and all of their friends with that silly little HD, they opened their hearts to the world and let everyone in for a peek.
“washed up before we were has beens” It was good. And the other 349 people there must have thought the same. When the intro started, people bum rushed the front like a justin beiber concert. Just wanted to say hats off to whole Obscura crew. Your hard work and good times were apparent. I’m proud of you to say the least.
I had the pleasure of traveling with them on many of their escapades through the dirty south. We followed that asphalt with our hearts and lost our minds. I captured a lot of photos along the way and unveiled them at the premiere the other night. All film, no action, no color… just the journey, not the destination. I printed 50 5×7’s, stuck them to the bricks and let people ride along with us.
Here’s some pics from the other night. Thanks to Patrick Wieland for snapping a couple pics of the wall. I completely forgot. And thanks to my right hand man, Ian Reid, as well. He shot some great portraits of everyone who walked through the door. I thought I’d share a few of those too.
Here’s the wall:
And here’s a closer look at the pics that were chosen to print…
And here’s some fun ones from the night (taken by Ian)
I like getting close when i take portraits. Sometimes its just the camera that draws the line in the sand for the subject’s personal space. No euro rules…
Here’s a series of Nigel Sylvester and Garrett Reynolds. Garrett just won the X games. thats rad. he rips on two wheels…sometimes just one
I like when Trevor Graves emails me. It always initiates the start of something good. As was the case a couple weeks ago when he asked me to be part of an art show that they were hosting in conjunction with CORIZONTAL: CAN ACTION SPORTS GROW WITHOUT LOSING IT’S SOUL? It was a frank roundtable discussion with industry leaders and athletes about the opportunities and pitfalls the future of Action Sports holds. Sounds interesting. I’m sure some points were made and epiphany’s were reached. Lets hope action sports can indeed hang on to its soul. Its amazing what people will lose these days.
So, here are some pics from the show. I wish I could have been there. My good friend Steve Hoskins, a senior art director out at Nemo took these pics for me. I submitted 4 images for the show. Only one action shot in the bunch that i sent….a dreamy shot of Nigel Sylvester doing a manual off a curb. The rest were portraits… my favorite.
Nigel Sylvester Manual
Nigel Sylvester Portait against a wall
Kolohe Andino b/w in the T-street tunnel
Ellery Holingsworth b/w portrait. She has the best smile. : )
Here’s the 4 images, plus photos of them hanging….