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. Check out the full recap from Juxtapoz Magazine here.
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.