Saturday, January 29, 2011

Mash Up Round Two

As I had mentioned before last weekend I gathered quite a few images. Here is round two. This batch has a few sequences some of the homies. Don't have much to say here other than looking forward to more sessions out in Santa Rosa, or missions out in the Oakland area with these guys.


Monday, January 24, 2011


The local shop is 510. It has been a bit since I have done one of these and how better to get into it again than with the local homies. Nathan Alton is the front man over at the shop and I hit him up with some hitter questions. Just kidding they were pretty basic. Anyway if you have a chance to get over there you will be happy and helped by some of the best from the bay.


C: Name, age, occupation, location
N: Nate Alton, 24, Chief Lurker at 510 Skateboarding in Berkeley CA.

C: How long have you been managing the crew over at the shop?
N: I have worked here for almost 7 years but have been managing for the last few years.

C: How long has 510 been a fixture in Berkeley?
N: 510 has been holding it down since 1998.

C: There was Oakland shop at one point, could you talk about that a bit?
N: We like to keep that on the LO. Just kidding. LO was the name but some things just aren't meant to be.

C: What kinds of things is the shop doing to stay viable in what seems like a pretty rough economic time?
N: We just try to sell the best quality products from brands we stand behind and be as nice to our customers as possible. We also try to do events and give back to our community as much as we can.

C: Staying active in the local skate community is pretty important. What do es the shop do in that area?
N: We try to do contests, demos, video premieres, etc. as much as we can. Im always working on ways to do more stuff like that. My goal for this year is to do more stuff for bordertown because that place is the best and it needs the public help.

C: Your relationship with the guys over at Real is pretty tight, that is a pretty positive thing right?
N: Yes those dudes are rad. They have helped us out with so much over the years. I am stoked to get to continue working with those dudes on different stuff in the future. Big shout outs to Jim, Pete, and the whole DLX crew!

C: Do most of the staff at the shop skate?
N: Yes, every one here skates. Some of us more than others. Me and Augie skate the most, but i think we both skate more than your average skater. I just had a flat ground session with Jerry the others day. Hes still got it.

C: Does this help as far as sales at the shop?
N: Maybe, maybe not. They say any press is good press.

C: Any plans for events in the summer of 2011?
N: We Out Here Again, or We Still Out Here? No but we got some ideas. There will be some stuff going on for sure.

"A Day In The Life" of Nathan Alton from Dustin Leary on Vimeo.

C: If 510 was a band what kind of music would it put out?
N: Oldies for sure. We like a lot of oldies in here.

510 Major Jones from T on Vimeo.

C: Thanks for your time Nate and thanks for fielding my questions. Best of luck in the future to you and the shop. Shout outs?
N: Thanks man, Shout outs to my staff, The 510 team, Jerry and Dandy, the Berkeley skate park crew, and all the Homies who support 510! We couldn't do it without you.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

1 Month Down

As we approach the end of the first month of 2011 things have been progressing nicely. Right now news to report is that I will primarily be shooting on weekends so content will be a little less frequent. This past Friday and Saturday I was able to generate some shots and I'm going to break it up into two posts. The content will not necessarily have a time table or anything like that its just going to be a mash up. Thanks to all the homies that go out with me to shoot, super appreciate it. Oh and the blog is having some technical difficulties and there fore will lack a header image, lame! I'm going to square it away asap.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Great Day To Skate

This past weekend I rounded up the crew and set off on what was shaping up to be a great January day. The sun was out and weather was shaping up to be unseasonably warm. We headed out to a rail in Castro Valley and got some stuff done. At the end of the day got a few from the "golden time". Both Jon and Augie are getting together sponsor me tapes. Keep an eye out for clips from this day on those , bangers for sure! Check it out.


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Bro's From San Diego

Just had a chance to meet up with my homie Andrew yesterday. He recently moved into Oakland and I hit him up cuz I had a bit of free time. Turns out he had some friends up from San Diego so we hit a spot and took some photos. Trying to keep the hype rolling, going out today also to get more snaps so stay tuned!


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Rainy Day Skate Guy

Seems like I always have it on my mind and when I can't be out doing it or shooting it why not go ahead and draw it. Here is a little ginger homie I came up with today. A rough drawing to scan to photoshop. I have been super inspired by some flickr friends who are illustrators as of late. This style is fun and I think this guy will re appear from time to time putting down some raw tricks. Anybody got some name ideas?


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Fog City

Pretty stoked I finally took the initiative to get a crew together and hit a couple of spots I have been wanting to get to for a while. Daily City was the town and the crew was Noah to film, Jon P, Augie, Andy, we also met up with some of the OULK crew. Eddie, Kevin and Steven rolled out and we all had a kick ass time. Jon had a mission and got broke working on a nollie krook at a 10 stair. Bummer, he is determined and will go back and get it. Augie really shined and was the man with the moves at Jefferson. All in all a great day.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Post Holiday Post

Finally got my head on straight after a holiday of excess. Had a chance to get out recently and shoot a few photos. Just a quickie to set off 2011. Always trying to get out and shoot, new folks new spots, hope to get it cracking this year. Peace.