Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dylan Reider Promo

Just got my promo video attached to my current The Skateboard Mag and damn it makes a great coaster but it is also a real piece of work. If you havent seen it check it out and be sure to watch it the whole way through....it BANGS!



Saturday, August 28, 2010


A while back I brought you an interview in the attempt to shed some light on the enigma that is Lord Cherry. The interview was killer and revealed a bit while still keeping the whole story clouded in a veil of mystery. This morning I woke to find I have been inducted into the COMMITTED category on the AMX69 web site. I am juiced to say the least. Big thanks to Lord Cherry for lookin out and representing good folks. For those about to rock!!


Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Over this past weekend I was able to tag along on the first "CREEP RIDE". This was a collaborative effort put together by Joel J over at Metro, Jake Crawley, and Mike O from Skidmark magazine. The word I would use to describe this little mission would be success.

It was slatted up to go a little something like this...meet at Metro at about 10:00 am on Saturday morning group up then hit the road for Benicia X Park. After that back on the road to Vallejo to ride at that park and grill up some grub. It should be known that at this point being flexible had to come into play, there were parks lined up and a final destination but good times, a chill mentality, and beer can often wreak havoc on the best laid plans.

After grilling and skating at Vallejo we got on the road to Santa Rosa park. Traffic was pretty dense and it took us a bit of going around to finally get on site. At that point the Rosa park was voted down for Sebastopol park. This park was killer but Jake almost got a ticket and we literally were there for about 15 mins. Strict helmet rules can really crash a good time. Feeling a bit bummed we packed up and got out to Willits...also a slammin park but dawn till dusk hours put us at our last destination too late. No worries, hop the fence and skate till the last bit of light goes then figure out where to crash/camp. Sugarloaf ridge campground was the spot. We all got there at about 9:30 set up camp started to wind down and get some vittles cookin. I proceeded to get tossed and woke the next day super hung over and feeling pretty useless. A few hurl sessions and some major crash time the next thing I know we are at St. Helena park to finish up the mission. Skating at this park was super fun and although our bro nutted on a rail and weather was crazy hot it all went pretty smooth. A big thanks goes out to all the folks who made this little mission come together, all the bros who rode their bikes, and everybody who helped to make the over all thing just kick ass. That's whats up!!


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Diego Gamez Interview

Bay Area Photographer who has been out there doing it for a bit. I have to admit I do not know much about him so when I approached him about the interview I figured this would be a good way to inform myself. One thing I did know going into this, his photos are tight. Enjoy the snaps and gleam a little info on a chill cat who man's the lens box.


Name, age, occupation, and location
My name is Diego ATL Gamez, Im a full time lurker and Im from Oakland, and Berkeley,CA

How long have you been shooting skating?
I've been shooting skating for about 7 years now. Had my first photo published when I was 18.

Self taught or schooling...or a bit of both?
My mom taught me the basics and I went from there. I took some classes on photo history which was rad but mainly self taught.

Can you give me a little juice on The low life cult?
The Low life Cult is just a place where I can post bullshit and express myself I guess. I need to update it though but I've been busy with other projects.

Digital or film or both?

Who out there inspires you in your photography?
Estevan Oriol,Roberto Oriol,Brian Gaberman, Glen Friedman, Boogie

Do you have a dream gig?
I never really though of it. I guess I'd like to have my photos in exhibitions all over the world.

Do you submit photos to any publications?
Every day.

Could you give me a break down of your equipment?
Nikon D700 with grip
Nikon 16mm fisheye
Nikon 50mm
Nikon 35mm
Hasselblad 501cm
Hasselblad 150mm
2x a12 backs
1x polaroid back
5x pocket wizard trancievers
3x sunpak 555's
1x sunpak 544
1x Quantum Qflash T2

If you could shoot anywhere in the US where would you and why?
New york city. I love the spots there and the way photos look. Especially when shot with film. New york city go. I shot some modeling stuff there but never skate photos.

What instrument would you play if you were in a band?
Drums fo sho, I love to make noise and its the only instrument that would take out my aggression. I'd also fucks with some turn tables get all qbert on that shit.

All right then that ought to do it. Thanks for your time and if you have any shout outs now is the time.
my mom at aidagamez.com, my girlfriend for letting me do what I love, 510 skateshop, Jamie hustle, All the oside homies, berkeley homies, sf homies, oakland homies, portland homies, La mission and everyone who has let me shoot a photo of them.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Good To Be Back

So in the prior post I mentioned getting away to visit some fam up in Portland. The trip was a lot of road time but was definitely worth it. The city was great and I'm glad I can say I have been up there, but nothing makes you appreciate home like being away for a bit. To that effect it was pretty great to hook up with Dustin and Weston and do some shooting and filming this eve. Weston continues to kill it and gives Dustin a good reason to come out with us. Here are a few choice shots from the Portland trip and a couple from this eve.