soo the latest color finally reached ottawa! i’m super stoked because it’s my first major skate article of the year and it’s my first piece ever, with color. this issue is loaded with a handful of features and here are some of my favourites that you can look forward too…
first of all, i had no clue yannick nolet (ynoly on instagram/tumblr) had a craft beer store in montreal. this dude’s been killing it working on p45. definitely gotta check out this spot next time i’m in montreal.
also super stoked on the write up that was written on me! many thanks to dan post for hooking this one up. geoff barrenger photo!
next up there was a feature on the politics behind skate photos and how some photos aren’t ran and how they’re chosen as covers. it’s always sort of the buzz around the shop and i’m actually super stoked that this was a full on article as i’d imagine most mags would simply shy away from having an article of this nature on their pages.
there was even a bit of ottawa controversy that was brought up! haha
this follow up on the north video was really rad too. even though i grew up skating in california when north had come out (*with which i first downloaded the flick with kazaa at the time, and later purchased the dvd), as a canadian it resonated with me big time and gave me something to be proud about amongst my american homies. this article goes into where everyone from the video is now. it’s a sweet little read for anyone old enough to remember the flick. north is what videos should all be about.
the cover artist, gabriel dubois.
following the feature on dubois’ work, was the article the bos brothers and i worked on!
it’s actually crazy how committed these three are to skateboarding… and no joke, we actually shot all of this within 3 weeks (*2 trips to kingston, 1 trip to ottawa, and a trip to syracuse). it was a super hectic time, but as you’ll see from the flicks, josh is just super talented and does everything with style beyond word.
i wanted to blow up the sequences too! this ollie up to 5-0 is in ottawa, across from the war museum. there is a better photo in the article of the spot, but the ledge up to this rail is barely truck clearance, and josh would charge this thing full speed. he hung up a few times and wasn’t even fazed. a never-been-done before for sure.
a back smith, shot in the ghetto of syracuse.
it’s been a day since this article dropped and ottawa heads are already talking about this gap-to-rail! haha we also got some love from freddy gall on josh’ sequence on the left!
we also shot this still from the same trick that was never ran.
anyhow, i don’t want to go into exactly what the articles all about because i definitely recommend reading it just to find out more about these boys, but needless to say, these guys are focused and working with them was a blast. they live and breathe skateboarding and just have such a great sense for what looks amazing. thanks a million for letting me stick around and capture a few photos! more to come!
lastly, but definitely not least, instead of selling the back cover for the standard green hue’d emerica ad, color went ahead and published a huge thank you to everyone who’s helped them out over the last decade. this was amazing to see! tons of names from the city!
special thanks to sandro grison, gordon nicholas and dan post for hooking up the article, claire farley for some preliminary edits, and of course the bos bros for rippin’! pick this bad boy up at your local shop or chapters!