“With a place like Palestine, a lot of people feel quite neglected; like the world has forgotten about them and doesn’t really care so the welcoming is overwhelming. It’s quite motivating and makes you want to continue to do that work because you can see the positive effect it has on the community.”
“I broke up with my girlfriend right in the middle of that part and that affected it a little bit. Which is basically what happened with my ‘Vase’ part too…”
“I came up during the era of nobody really giving a fuck about what you did beyond what was filmed and seen on videos. Now you have got to be considerate of who is seeing all aspects of what you do as a public figure. You’ve got to remember that there are kids who look up to you. You have to think about that, there’s a responsibility there. ”
Breakdown of the Nike SB Ishod Wair Dunk Low Pro.
“Ten years ago they said it was the last years but then ten more years happened. But the property underneath Love, the parking garage, somehow that space got sold and the fountain is leaking into it so they have to redo the parking garage – apparently that’s what has made this version of Love being torn down ‘real’. But it’s a good opportunity to redo the park and “Get rid of all the pesky skateboarders.””
“It’s been so long, we’ve been working on this video forever so I never feel pressure or stress or anything. We’ve just been skating every summer and saved up footage. This spring actually, it was like “If you want to get some tricks, it’s now.” But then he closed the deadline and it’s still kind of open. It’s like a never ending process.”
“I was pretty unreliable, which I regret so much now as I should have put all my effort into the video for the whole time, not just the last nine months you know? That stuff happens when you’re nineteen/twenty; you just go through a phase of having your head elsewhere…”