soo earlier this week, I got a really sweet little 8 x 10 in the mail…
it was a print from none other than oakland’s finest, ken nagahara. this was via the film por vida – print exchange program!
i’ve been a huge fan of this guy’s photography for a while now. he’s asian and shoots skateboarding & motorcycles. need i say more? haha here’s some of my favourite stuff of his:
it looks like ken’s touring europe right now showing his photos from his trip entitled “coast to coast” which featured himself, max schaaf and chris lindig. they rode 7000 miles across the USA! coming off the few shows that we had after our “who invited mark?” motorcycle trip across vietnam, i can only imagine the awesome time he’s having right now! if you’re in any of these places, you should definitely try and catch the show!
anyhow more specific to the print i received, i felt like i recognized a few things from the photo…
after watching the tattoo age on freddy corbin, it appears that the gentleman in the photo is none other than freddy’s right hand man, jason mcafee, a tattooer at temple tattoos.
i also felt like i recognized that sissy bar from somewhere, and since this was all oakland based, i figured it was probably a max schaaf build from 4q conditioning!
anyhow to sum this up, it’s a print of a really rad tattooer, riding a bike built by max schaaf and shot by an incredible photographer! i’m super honored and pretty fucking stoked to say the least man. i’ll be framing and hanging this one up for sure. thanks a ton ken!
check out ken’s stuff at: kennagahara.com/