“Yeah, I don’t know if I’m particularly proud of my parts or whatever, just looking back at them reminds me of a whole era of my life. Bad fashion choices, tricks and just different times.”
“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.””
“I like how everyone is in there at different places, as we do skate together a lot and I think it really shows that. One-off videos are cool too but you lose a lot of the company/team family feel that was so cool about the older VHS videos.”
“I think my dad just wanted to be involved in what I was doing. He loved sports and watching my brother and I play and coached us. I also think my parents were worried skateboarding would lead to me getting into trouble. All in all, over time they supported it 100% because they knew how much I loved doing it.”
The thought of heading out into the great unknown on missions with some of the skateboarding’s modern greats would be a daunting prospect for any filmer new to the experience. Add to that the multiple responsibilities of being the person with all the spots, getting the talent to said spots and then being in charge of encouraging said talent to perform, whilst simultaneously dealing with the actual filming side of things, and the life of a modern skate filmer suddenly starts to sound pretty daunting.
“But it was one of those bottles – I forget what they make it with but there’s sugar in it, they’re super fragile and supposed to break. But that one he actually broke over my head was not as soft I’ll fucking tell you that.”
“I don’t know what to say. I’m just stoked everyone is stoked on it, y’know?”
“I think the first time I went to the UK was maybe ten yours ago and Southbank was the first spot we went to go skate. I didn’t know much about it before that but it was my introduction to London skateboarding.”