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I realised that it’s getting pretty close to a year since my trip to America with two of my favourite human beings.
So I’ve decided its about time I go through the iPhone pictures and develop the last few rolls this week.
With any luck I should have a little book together by the time of the year anniversary of the first 40oz being drunk on Venice Beach.
In the mean time, he’s a silhouette of Sarah (our van) barreling along a Californian dessert road whilst we bumped Rated R at an obscene volume.
➜ Danila Tkachenko - Escape
In the 21st century there is no such thing as a peaceful existence. Social media, the internet, jobs, family, friends, obligations. If anything our lives are becoming busier, wired and more restrictive. There are ties that bind us, and we are not free to do as we please, even though we may believe…
You should most definitely spend a bit of time on Danila’s website.
His on going project called Restricted Areas is lovely. (I’m a sucker for snow…)
I witnessed this first hand and it was truly something amazing.
Pontus had tried to do this a couple times during the demo and couldn’t quite manage it, but once it had settled down he went at it again.
A few of us were watching whilst sitting on the wall opposite and we helped with some cheers of encouragement.
It was only after about 30-ish tries I realised that Pontus might be trying to finish this because we were still watching in anticipation.
I felt pretty bad so I decided to take a couple of laps around the park to try and lessen the amount of on lookers. As I whipped round the bowl I realised the rest of the Polar team had stopped skating. They were pretty much done with being at Stockwell and were waiting on him to roll away. (After the gnarly 9 day Surf and Turf Tour I didn’t blame them either)
A serious amount of energy, sweat and multiple tries later he done what you see in the clip, everyone was beyond stoked and high fives were had. Hjalte called him over and Pontus replied "Im chillin with this new friends!"
We later bummed into the team on the tube leaving Brixton. We had another chat with him for a couple of stops about board production and cheap labour. It was deep but pretty fucking eye opening to hear the real deal.
Over all everyone on the team was really sound and tore Stockwell a new one. That, plus Tommy G tabling a joint for Aaron Herrington and a couple of the SMBH dudes getting a new board, made for a day of epic endless stoke.
BIG UP PONTUS. BIG UP POLAR.
Have you ever thought ‘what if we had turned left instead of right?’ As we drove away from the home of Franz and Alfreida Reinhardt, we were buzzing that a single change in our day’s decisions may have meant we never found these two incredible people.
Sophie & Theo are driving about Europe.
You should probably wrap up this weekend by having a peak at what they’re up too.
Not only are they both fantastic people, they take some pretty dope photographs to boot.
Back in the online store - Banned & Challenged Books zine, available whilst stocks last and free with any other order. It also serves as a handy reading list of books that the powers that be have tried to prevent from being freely accessed. editionsltd.co.uk
Make your day a little brighter. Buy this, then read something someone thinks you shouldn’t.
I S S U E #2 L A U N CH!
H O M E F R O M H O M E
Portobello Photography Gallery, London
Including work by:
Joelle de Vries
Michelle Lee Wallace
Annabel van Royen
A launch exhibition in collaboration with One Giant Arm
Stoked to see what these guys had been up to.
KAGE, larkin about on a roof in Basildon.