Switch Kickflip by Bergen

Friday, September 16th, 2011

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the downtown area of Johannesburg with all the local skaters.  After a long shoot the other day, we all headed to a random street where everyone started playing ‘skate’.  It was amazing to just watch these guys throw tricks down like they were nothing!  I love Bergen’s style, he does swith stance tricks just as easy as regular ones!

Obscure Obsticle.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

While cruising around the streets of Johannesburg recently, trying to find something worthy to skate and shoot a photograph on, we stumbled upon this rather interesting piece of sidewalk decoration.  A bath-tub from 1936 which was salvaged out of some old building in the Hillbrow area of downtown Johannesburg.  I thought it would make for some cool skate shots!  Sam did a well styled crooked grind across it while Bergen destroyed it with a Nollie Backside lip slide to big spin out!  Here are some of the still shots I took.

Streets of Johannesburg

Monday, August 8th, 2011

A couple months back I wrote an article for COLOR MAGAZINE about an artist/friend over in California.  I have since then been trying to get more involved with doing some photography for them and getting some other articles published about the skate/art life here in South Africa.  I’ve been pretty busy with shooting photos in the downtown area of Johannesburg, with skaters and random people alike.  Trying to put together a story of life on the streets of Johannesburg.  There’s so much to photograph and interact with, so many different kinds of people and skaters, all hangin out and goin about their daily routine.  It’s an adventure in itself.  Here are some of the shots I took this last weekend.