Excited to share this cover for “Theory of Movement”, an upcoming album from new label Duke’s Distribution, and producers Grant and Dan Piu. The cover features an outtake photo of Takahiro Morita captured while shooting for my zine, Sakura. You can read some press on the new album and listen to some clips off of it here.
This past November I had the immense privilege of getting to explore the Japanese country side and the regions surrounding Mt Fuji. I got to visit some truly incredible places, and meet and work with a lot of amazing people along the way. Far too many to include in one story, the article I shot and wrote for Huck Magazine on this trip is now up on their site. Thank you so much to the guides and locals who showed us around and taught us the beautiful history of the area. Please take a look!
A couple of weeks ago while in Japan on assignment, I put together a small photo show at Fat Bros Skateshop in Nakano, Tokyo, with the help of Takahiro Morita and FESN. The show featured a selection of prints with skate and portrait photography from the past year or so including photos from my zine Sakura, and other recently published work. Fat Bros also made a limited edition t-shirt to commemorate the occasion. Overall everything was a great success and I’m extremely grateful to all of my friends in Tokyo who helped make it happen and were able to come out for the opening night.
Thank you! See you again soon!
Photo recap below.
“We all posted up after our court time expired and continued to talk. Some old-timers chatted us up as we shot photos and for the first time that day, I felt less aware of my own age, remembering that tennis, like skating, is almost ageless. In an era of real-time, hyper documentation, Gino Iannucci is very much the opposite of most skateboarders, while never sounding like a Luddite. Instead, it’s about quality control and the care and attention to what he puts out in the world, even something as simple as a single ad.”
On a sunny spring Sunday, writer Anthony Pappalardo and I met up with iconic, yet reclusive and mysterious pro skateboarder Gino Iannuci to play tennis and discuss skateboarding, his career (or neither at all), and whatever else came up along the way. Coincidentally, the article was published on the same day as new footage of Gino was released on Nike SB’s Instagram, also coinciding with the release of his new Dunk. Great to see some Gino coverage out in the world again!
Very excited to have a photo on the contents page of the Jul-Aug 2017 issue of Transworld Skateboarding. Head to your local skateshop to grab a copy in person.
And the original photo
Dylan Drew – Glass Ride Nollie 180 Out – Manhattan, NY – 2017
“only a handful of artists have stuck around skateboarding long enough to not only tell its story, but have any type of arc or evolution. Still pissed, still “shitty,” and still a part of skateboarding, Francis is absolutely at his best when he’s at his worst.”
I had the amazing pleasure of meeting and photographing Todd Francis for THE HUNDREDS, on the night of his exhibition “Worst of the Worst” at House of Vans, which chronicled two decades of graphics with Anti-Hero skateboards. Head over to their site to read the full interview by Anthony Pappalardo.