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Adidas Showcase, January 19 2017

Last night I had the honor of being in the first Adidas Showcase of 2017 – a group show of local artists from “skateboarding and beyond” – at the Soho Arts Club in New York’s Lower East Side. I showed some photos from my zine, Sakura, with Takahiro Morita, and some portraits of the one and only Mark Gonzales, originally shot for Paper and Jenkem magazines. It was truly a privilege to be a part of such a great night and show with so many other talented skaters and artists. Major thanks to Adidas Skateboarding and Josh Zickert of Natural Koncept for including me in the show, and Soho Arts Club for hosting. Short photo recap below.

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Work by Alex Fogt

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Work by Dylan Goldberger

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10 Years of NY Skateboarding by Rick Sulz

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Work by Sean Stockton and Dennis Wiliford

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Work by Sean Stockton

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Luis Tolentino, Chris McDonald, and Rodney Torres with my photo of The Gonz

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SAKURA Zine Now Available!

SAKURA is officially for sale exclusively in the Milk Gallery online store!

Shot in under two weeks in Japan, in the spring of 2016, “Sakura” explores how skateboarding interacts with the cherry blossom filled cityscape of Tokyo during this brief moment of the year when they are in bloom.

Limited edition of only 150 copies.
Featuring Takahiro Morita of Far East Skate Network
Designed by Mike Sikora
Published by the Milk Gallery.

Pick up a copy here!

Click here to watch the accompanying short film produced by FESN and myself.

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Mark Gonzales for Jenkem and Paper Magazine

A couple of weeks ago I had the amazing privilege of spending an afternoon photographing and hanging out with one of my all time idols and influencers, and the man Transworld Skateboarding named the most influential skateboarder of all time, Mark “The Gonz” Gonzales. Writer, Anthony Pappalardo, and I spent a couple of hours in The Gonz’s studio in lower manhattan where we talked skating, art, bar fights, his new collab with Snoop Dogg and adidas Skateboarding, and helped him stick arrows into a vintage Vivienne Westwood hat…because…Gonz.

The story ran in 2 parts. You can read part one on Jenkem Magazine.

Part 2 can be found at Paper Magazine.

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“Sakura” Zine Release at Basel Miami

I am beyond stoked to announce my new zine “Sakura”, shot with Takahiro Morita of Tokyo’s Far East Skate Network (FESN) designed by Mike Sikora, and published by  the Milk Gallery will debut this week at Art Basel Miami. If you’re in town, stop by the Juxtapoz Mag club house starting tomorrow (Thursday) to pick up a copy! The zine will also be available online in the Milk Gallery store soon.

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Soaker Promo for Wharfcat Records

Brooklyn based “punk, noise rock, [and] art-damaged sludge metal” band Soaker released their debut 7″ on Wharfcat Records today. These guys are great friends of mine, so I was stoked when they came to me with this out-there idea for a promo photo, which we had way too much fun working on it.

You can read an amazingly sardonic interview with the band over at CLRVYNT, listen to their single from the record, Sendhi,  on AdHoc, AND you can order yourself a copy from Wharfcat’s website here.

Congrats dudes!

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Rockaway’s Music Scene is at Hightide – Brooklyn Magazine

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Probably one of my favorite assignments of the year so far – the beach and a sweaty DIY show in Far Rockaway. Read the whole story shot, for Brooklyn Magazine here, and check out some more summer longing in my latest portfolio, by the sea.

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New Website Updates

I just updated the music section of my website to include some of my favorite shots from the pat 2 years at Northside Festival as well as lots of local shows.

Here’s Grandmaster Flash doing what he does working the crowd at Mccarren Park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, for Northside 2016, and a quite different crowd at the Subhumans show at Saint Vitus just a couple hours later.

Please check it out at www.colegiordano.com!
You might see a familiar face or two.

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