ROLLING THROUGH THE SHADOWS

Billy Listens to Johnny. Photo by Ed Templeton.

Photos by Ed Templeton

Mark Whiteley, skateboarder and Leica photographer, provides us with the next instalment of his interview series Rolling Through the Shadows. This series takes a closer look at the seemingly unlikely collision of skateboarding and M photography from the perspective of the skaters and photographers themselves.

Read the interview Mark did with Ed Templeton here.

Mark Whiteley is a photographer, writer and life-long skateboarder hailing from the San Francisco area and currently living in Portland, Oregon. He served as the editor-in-chief of SLAP skateboard magazine for 13 years and now works on all things digital for Nike Skateboarding. His work has been published and exhibited internationally, and his monograph of photography, This Is Not A Photo Opportunity, is available from Gingko Press. For more information on Mark Whiteley, please visit markwhiteleyphotography.com.

Kids Gambling at Tampa. Photo by Ed Templeton

Jim Grecs JD New. Photo by Ed Templeton

Johnny Signs Boobs in Russia. Photo by Ed Templeton

Kids Kiss in England. Photo by Ed Templeton

Matt Bennett Hip Bruise

Austin Bloody Hand. Photo by Ed Templeton

Arto in Hospital Clean. Photo by Ed Templeton

Skaters Sleep Outside. Photo by Ed Templeton.

Griff Wallride Car. Photo by Ed Templeton

Austin Skates Pipe New Mexico. Photo by Ed Templeton

MIKE GIANT: CONFESSIONS OF AN OLD DIRTY SKATEBOARDER

Mike Giant at FFDG from Fecal Face on Vimeo.

Mike Giant’s solo show Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder happened in 2012, but we thought it was worth putting up in case any of you hadn’t seen photos from it.

“I’m a product of my generation. I grew up through the 80s and was drawn to the punk rock and hip-hop cultures simultaneously”, Giant said in a recent interview. “I threw myself in headfirst. A lot of those things were about personal expression, and also an anti-establishment attitude like, “We don’t need you, we have our own thing.” That’s the backbone of who I am to this day”.

San Francisco based Mike Giant has achieved fame as a graffiti artist, illustrator and tattooist. Black ink is Giant’s specialty and whether his medium is concrete, paper or skin, his signature style – inspired by Mexican folk art and Japanese illustration – is unmistakable. Mike Giant has worked in media covering, graffiti, design, fine art, photography and tattooing, making him one of the most celebrated and versatile artists of his generation. He has shown in galleries around the world.

Mike Giant

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Mike Giant

Mike Giant

Mike Giant

Photos courtesy of www.ffdg.net.

JEREMY FISH 10FT BUNNY

Jeremy Fish, illustrator and artist, did this sculpture of his famous character, the ‘Silly Pink Bunny’. It was an installation that existed at the base of Haight Street, San Francisco, for years. Construction began and they removed the bunny. As a kind of response, the neighbourhood and Jeremy Fish are trying to put a 10 foot tall permanent bronze sculpture in its place, which is going to cost $50000. Watch the video above to see why Jeremy thinks that this is important.

What’s your opinion?