Last night was Fright Light Night at the spot but it’s summer and light till 10:00ish so it was basically just a Wednesday. Cronos & co are well underway for preparations for Saturdays jam building some sort of wooden street hippodrome mega casino. It’s a lot of work and for good reason. This thing is going to look insane when its on fire late Saturday night/ early Sunday morning and everyones doing stunts all over it.
The jam is apparently advertising free so don’t come and don’t bring fireworks.
Doctor Dan did the elusive BBQ rip rider last night which always looks cool. He did it loads of times and made it look mega easy every time. Check the writing on the bell as Dan rides over the door for an accurate caption of what’s going on.
Dream Bag (Bren) was being a softie and wouldn’t ride so I had to bribe him to do the over icepick back over. I paid him a can of Polish lager to take the photo (after the stunt/ photo was done). I then stood slightly too close and his front wheel zapped the plastic sleeve on the end of my lense just after the photo was taken. No damage to the lense and stoked on the photo so it’s all good.
Click the photo for full screen rather than tiny or too large.
How many under 70’s break there hip. Bren is back dreaming bus pass in pocket.
Also a BMX from the metal pegs man himself the doctor.
Busted my ankle stepping off my bike which was good and not at all frustrating/ embarrassing. Haven’t really been able to ride for a few weeks now but met with Max at Brixton beach for a beer and took a few photos of him.
We have also been working really hard on a nude type of calendar for a new line of boxer shorts in the shape of socks. Unfortunately the design didn’t fit properly and kept falling off, it did look very good though so more from that soon hopefully. For now just this rubbish.
All four of pegs made it off the ground, mental
This is a 270 table not a normal table. Very nice
Everyone has began building a new spot tucked away somewhere deep within the northern hemisphere. A place where it’s dry. Has lights and isn’t over run with trick ferrets and other breeds of idiots.
It’s early days but it’s shaping up to be a pretty good shelter spot. Far better than a previous attempt in Hackney Wick which was still pretty fun.
The video is all about the aesthetics. I’m really into towering architecture like the underside of bridges and other brutalist designs. To me they seem to be all about function instead of fashion. Kind of like a D.I.Y built skatepark/ stunt object. You just want to build something that works. In doing so it seems to end up with this strangely fascinating appeal (some people call it ‘urban’).
I have never used Premiere Pro before but I will definitely be looking to purchase it for future work, fully lived up to all the hype. The video took about an hour to shoot and about the same to edit. Just a chilled one really, something to keep the millions of fans entertained for a bit.
This video took a long time to film/ edit and finally i’m happy to say it’s finished. I’ve spent the majority of this video working in bars with really unsociable hours so it’s been hard finding the time to fit in filming when everyone I ride with works 9-5 jobs.
I wanted each section to stand out on it’s own and have it’s own qualities rather than all the sections being the same style. I think I achieved this.
Lots happens in the space of two years and this has been something I have worked on throughout all those things, good and bad. The progression of life/ bike riding/ filming/ editing and loads of other things has been paramount throughout the process of making this video. It’s something I feel happy about and have tried to portray in the video so I hope you can enjoy it as well.
Best dressed award goes to kenny
Waaat the, arghhhh, gahhhhh, raaah gaaah. Yep right there that’s perfect
Child labour in full effect
Felt like using black and white because it was pretty grey all day. Also when I checked how a few shots looked black and white I far preferred the aesthetics.
Tried to get a few portraitesque shots from the day as well as just grafter/ progress shots. Fairly happy with how they turned out.
Got to the ride the bowl (without a floor) last weekend and it is seriously amazing. Every transition feels different and D.I.Y which is what you want from a crew built skatepark but all the transitions are smooth as fuck. When the floor is in this is going to be out of hand.
Well done everybody.