Grant Taylor. Richmond, VA © Todd Jordan
Todd Jordan aka professional skateboarder aka photographer.
Another link: http://www.ithoughtiwasalone.com/2010/01/11/todd-jordan/#more-1302
January 23, 2010
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April 12, 2009
© Mike Smith, Chuckey, TN
Everyone knows Mike Smith photographs, but did you know mikesmithphotographs.com? Although it is still a work in progress, there are a good deal of images never before seen on by the human eye via information superhighway.
Because the internet can hardly do justice to such a great artist, here is a link to where you may buy his book...You're Not From Around Here Photographs of East Tennessee by Mike Smith.
March 07, 2009
© Hin Chua
I have mentioned this photographer before. It seems like almost two years since I discovered his work online...probably through Conscientious (Jorg does not stop with his posts of goodness...I honestly do not know how he does it...everyday with news...how and why...$$$? self-gradification??? nah.). With another glance, I find Hin's work and words even more wonderful the second/third/etc. time around. Also, he has posted new work titled After the Fall, which is enjoyable all the same.
March 02, 2009
There are a lot of exciting things going on lately. Here are a few highlights/name drops from recent life:
Casey Carter brought to my attention that ETSU graduate photography student Tammy Mercure was featured on Jorg Colberg's well respected blog about fine-art photography...Conscientious.
Darragh O'Connell of Dublin Ireland contacted me about helping with admin/posting new articles on his blog having to do with the subject of board artwork...Deckxhibit.
P.S. I promise I will contribute somehow and soon.
I am reworking the Knock On Wood website for the fourth time in two and a half years. Also, we have currently added a few new faces to the "Family" that I am really excited about.
I came across photographer/skater Mike Belleme's website since he agreed to help contribute a few pictures of George (one of the new dudes).
Mike is currently rooted in Asheville, NC, although it seems like he gets around the world quite a bit.
P.S.S.I actually came across Mike's website through a link that RJ Hess (of Tennskate) sent me...Love Bryan (another photographer from Asheville who is currently residing in NYC who has some amazing travels and amazing pictures to prove it).
January 30, 2009
Attn: This blog has nothing to do with photography.
While getting my daily dose at The Berrics tonight, I remembered last nights dream.
If you don't know what the Berrics is, you probably don't skateboard. The other option is, you do skateboard but you have come to that point in your life where you don't keep up with anything skateboarding related and you would rather be playing frisbee golf or watching the news. Which ever it is, you still will not find my dream at all that interesting, because who the hell cares about what other people are dreaming about?
Without further bore, I dreamt I received a text from the Berrics giving me a shot at "First Try Fridays". "First Try Fridays" is where the camera man begins to roll the tape, an invititation and a suggested trick is given to a particular skater, whom is usually on their way to the Berrics skatepark anyhow, and that skater is suppose to make the suggested trick in one attempt upon arrival.
Besides the fact that it was Friday morning, the only thing ironic about the whole dream was that I live in Tennessee and The Berrics is located in Glendale, CA. I drove all the way there and arrived as they were turning off all the lights...I think people were beginning to play basketball on something like that? Then I remember walking outside the Berrics and somehow someone had stolen my skateboard. If I remember correctly, that someone was a white trash redneck, chilling at their RV and a drinking beer...probably watching Nascar? How dare they.
Here is an example of what I was talking about:
January 29, 2009
I have some links of a few graphic artists whose work is sometimes associated with skateboarding and board graphics. Here is another one to add to the list. I saw one of Steven's pieces on a Stefan Janoski Habitat deck.