Airbnb is a pretty good idea if you’re planning a skate trip. However, it’s not such a good idea to litter the apartment in skate style and plan to clean it just in the neck of time.
Coming home is an important part of travelling and Jérôme Chevallier definitely arrived at his true home by now. After traveling around with his board, his punk band, and a circus for many years, he has now settled down in a little cottage in the South of France, which is almost entirely surrounded by nature. There, the 39-year-old spends his days calmly with his dog and two cats except when he gets visited by a skateboard photographer – like this time by Clément Le Gall. Then the silence is gone and looking for spots is on the agenda – in a scenery that is normally more associated with the paintings of French impressionists than with skate photos.
While early birds already book their two weeks of summer holidays at the beginning of January and would love to reserve their beach chairs likewise, other trips happen a bit more spontaneously. In the course of the Berlin Open, during the public screening of the finals of the European Football Championship – everybody already was a bit tipsy – Denny Pham introduced the filmer Bryan Callaghan to Nike marketing manager Colin Kennedy and one of the first things Colin said was: “Why don’t you guys do a trip to Sicily?” Denny and Bryan were surprised for a second, but then it was a done deal. And because Kilian Zehnder was accidently sitting next to them, there was no escape for him either. Eventually, Farid Ulrich, Niilo Nikkanen, and photographer Biemer got on board as well and the tour was ready to start.
Nobody embodies true traveling spirit better than the Antiz guys, who have been on the road continuously now for years. Choking and puffing, the vans rolls on and devours at least as much petrol as its passengers. This time the crew plowed through the rural Transylvanian area – for the second time with special guest Dustin Dollin (who also acts as the narrator of the tour) and his little dog Beddy.
“They can do anything in Baden-Württemberg”, a slogan of the state located in the southwest of Germany promises, “except speaking Standard German.” Although we lack the ambition to completely verify this claim, this allrounder mentality is totally spot-on regarding Own. As the name already implicates, everything is DIY – even or rather especially the boards.
Why we chose Josh Wilson and Dick Rizzo for an interview? The Bronze video Trust alone already answers this question. Why we wanted the Quasi Ams of the first hour (plus a guest appearance of the newest member Justin Henry) especially for this issue? Cause on the one hand they call New York, one of the most interesting places on earth, their home and on the other hand they’re on the road a lot lately, like on this winter trip to Miami with photographer Pep Kim.
Traveling broadens one’s horizon, they say. And also: Traveling is yearning for life; the only useful cure for the acceleration of time.
Photographer Florian Hopfensperger was toying with the idea of escaping winter through a visit to California for quite a while now. The idea was to meet some friends that he usually only gets to see on different trips all over the world and to skate all the famous spots, of course. During last year’s pre-Christmas season, a pretty ragtag crew got together in order to lodge in Andrea DoSouto’s L.A. apartment and constantly hit the streets for four weeks.