Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Review

Phew...just got done going through the blog for the past year. 2010 with out a doubt was a banger year, I had the chance to do so much stuff and meet so many new people it was crazy, crazy good. I also feel like the photography has progressed to a different level. I was able to host a ton of artists and fellow photographers and give a bunch of local rippers a place to see some of their skating out there. I owe everybody who helped me out this year a HUGE thanks and much gratitude, all you guys and gals rock!! I can only hope 2011 will be as fruitful but no matter what "we out here!!" On to a photo recap.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

SpongeBob WLLMshirt

Chillin with the kids today at home in the rain usually means a drawing session. I had this idea for a fave character of mine lurkin in some White Label Limited gear and here it goes. First a quick pencil sketch, then a bit of ball point, a quick scan, then into Photoshop for a paint job. If you haven't had a chance get over to WLLM and check out the goings ons...good stuff also if you don't know who SpongeBob is then, I don't know what to say.


Friday, December 24, 2010

You Can't Hold Me Down

The sun comes out, hop on the phone, and get some photos. Hit up Jon to see if he was game to get out and get some stuff done. He said yes and we were on our way to CCC. He has been wanting to film big spin front board so that was the first objective. A brand new board met its demise 7 tries later. Bend it back up and give it another go. Break that board again!! AAAAARGH! Call Karl Watson to see about getting another board to give it a go some other time. Karl says lets get it done so he swoops out. Build that bad boy and as the light is just about gone get it done! While we wait for Karl get some lifestyle shots. A year end wrap up will follow this post to wrap up a sweet 2010.


Friday, December 17, 2010

Going Nowhere Fast

Sigh* Bad moon a rising. I think we are looking at a solid week plus of rain and crappy weather, so here are a couple I was able to get before this eminent weather came about. In the mean time break out your snow boards cuz I would put money down that the Sierras are crackin. If that's your thing.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gettin Broke Off

Trying to come up with something clever but sometimes its about going out and getting broke off, and yielding some pics along the way. As always the OULK crew is down by law. These cats are always willing to get buck for the lens at the cost of tail and well being. As usual Jt got busy and even though Tran took an early hit he was still down to drive over a stone. Tone was all about to get something by" krook or hook" and managed the biggest gap of the day. Fun times and look forward to linking up with all these fools again real soon. Always good times.


Friday, December 10, 2010

Robert Leidner Spotlight

Fellow photographer Robert has a great eye and is shooting some rippers in the bay area. I have yet to meet him but one does not have to have personally met someone to see that talent deserves recognition. Robert also feels like a good person, from the bit of conversation we have had. Very soon pints will be had and the true meeting will have gone down but in the short term have a look at some of his photos and try to get a feeling for who he is from the questions he has answered. One day you too may have a chance to have pints with him too, you know cuz pints with pretty much anybody is where its at.


C: Name, Age, Location, Occupation
R: Robert Leidner, I currently live in the Sunset District in San Francisco but I'm originally from Concord CA.

C: How long have you been shooting skating?
R: I first started shooting skateboard photos in High School, but after that I got into filming and that's what I was doing until about 2 and a half years ago when I started shooting stills again which I felt I always enjoyed more.

C: Can you remember when it hit you that this was something you wanted to do?
R: I knew from the time I started skating I was going to try and make it my life some way or another but because I'm a big guy I really suck at skating myself so I picked up a camera.

C: When you go out to get photos what might be the biggest downer?
R: Injuries for sure, I hate seeing my friends get hurt.

C: What gets you juiced up?
R: Just anyone who's down to make skateboard art!

C: Formal training, or just get out there and work it out?
R: Fuck anything formal I'm shooting skateboarding, its a independent sport so I'm trying to do it independently.

C: Digital or film or both?
R: Both. I just need to still be connected to my roots and film is where it all stated for me. Plus film is still number one in quality.

C: How often do you submit photos to publications, and what might those publications be?
R: As often as I can, I'm still in the beginnings of my career so I think I am paying my due's right now.

C: Have you ever had folks not use shots due to exclusivity issues?
R: No, not yet anyway.

C: Could you give us a brief run down of your gear line up?
R: Hasselblad with the 30mm fish, Nikon D3, and Lumedyne flash kits.

C: How long have you been working Moose Knuckle Mag? Give me the skinny on that name.
R: I started this up about 4 months ago when I was talking to my friend that I wanted to start a online and printed mag, then about a week later he Facebooked me and told me I should call it Moose Knuckle so I said fuck it and did.

C: How good are you at popping wheelies?
R: Good so long as you don't ask me to do them off the nose.

C: Ok bro we are done. Thanks for taking time to get up on the blog and fielding my questions. It's time to do the shout outs.
R: I want to say thanks to everyone who has supported me over the years you know who you are.