When you look at Fred Mortagne’s pictures, you instantly want to shoot some photos yourself cause everything seems so attainable. He doesn’t need three flashes or special lenses but just shoots with his Leica and even relinquishes color. You could say the only tool he uses is his eye, like he already did around 15 years ago when he gave some groundbreaking videos to skateboarding. It seems the pictures are just lying there, waiting to be taken by him, but it’s not that easy.
The two Belgians Jarne Verbruggen and Phil Zwijsen are friends – they’re close friends. So close that a piece of paper hardly fits between them even when they’re doing handrail tricks. Together they’re having fun, like friends usually do, party…
Dennis Busenitz recently stopped by in Munich, where he grew up at the Hasenbergl and started skating in the ’90s. The reason for his visit was his 10th anniversary on adidas, for which they wanted to film a documentary at the places where he spent his childhood.
Mathematics, art, and skateboarding – a combination that is not easy to find, but Isle, Carhartt WIP, and the artist Raphaël Zarka combined it in a perfect way.
Since the ’90s skateboarding has mostly been dominated by brands from California until recently a breath of fresh air came into the scene and all of a sudden local crews and little brands set the agenda – a lot of them based on the East Coast. They introduced a whole new attitude and aesthetic regarding filming, videos, designs, clothes, and skating and established new names.
One of them is Cyrus Bennett.
On April 29, 1986, instruments recorded high levels of radiation in Poland, Germany, Austria, and Rumania. On April 30, in Switzerland and Northern Italy. On May 1 and 2, in France, Belgium…