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Montreal, 2017

A few weeks ago I went to Montreal for the bachelor party of a good friend. I ended up enamored with the architecture there and found I couldn’t stop shooting the building’s of the city. Here are some of my favorites from the trip, as well as few of the boys as well. All shot with the fun little Nikon EM on Kodak Portra 400 film.

The buildings:

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The boys:

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Congrats Chris! Looking forward to the wedding.


New Website!

Just made major updates to my website including photos from my zine SAKURA with Takahiro Morita (online for the first time!), my shoot with the legend, Mark Gonzales, and Vans x Our Legacy with Youth of Today for Paper Magazine, and lots more! Please check it out: colegiordano.com

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Vans x Our Legacy

Growing up, skating and punk were synonymous. Last weekend in London, Vans debuted a new capsule collection with Swedish brand OUR LEGACY, inspired by 90s hardcore. Celebrating the release, Youth Of Today performed an intimate show at an art gallery in London’s Soho. To work with icons from both of those worlds simultaneously was awesome. More photos and the full story are up now at Paper Magazine.

Check out all of my favorites here: colegiordano.com/vans-x-our-legacy

Thank you Vans and Jockum of Our Legacy for inviting me to be a part of it.

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No Trend – Ace Hotel

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Very excited to be showing alongside a group of truly talented artists in this show at the Ace Hotel, NY, of the course of the month of March, 2017. The show opened to the public last weekend and will close March 26th, with a closing party on March 23.

Here’s a description of the show from the Ace Hotel’s Website:

GALLERY: NO TREND

SATURDAY MAR 04 — SUNDAY MAR 26
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – GALLERY, NEW YORK

The birth of modern American skateboarding occurred sometime in the 1940s or 50s with surfers looking for ways to ride the pavement. Although no one can confirm who first thought to strap wheels to a crate, we can all agree that skaters have taken that simple deck and created a phenomenally attractive subculture that was, for better or worse, ripe for capitalization. But somehow, and despite decades of either exploitative or collaborative commercialization, skateboarding has always remained true to the skater, loyal to the bone to those that skate for the pure love and obsession of it.

Skaters have always expressed themselves as they see fit. They have an ineffable knack for practice and perhaps that drive — along with an irreverent attitude toward authority and a clear sense-of-self — allows them to move between the asphalt and the studio (or to even erase the distinction between skating and art) with such grace and aplomb.

NO TREND, curated by Anthony Pappalardo, looks to some exceptionally talented skaters whose fine-art practices define their real relationship to skateboarding, one where the work speaks for itself and noone else. Works by Cole Giordano, Pep Kim, Jonathan Mehring, Lou Sarowsky, Winston Tseng, Tyrrell Winston and Allen Ying.

 


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. Check out the full recap from Juxtapoz Magazine here.

www.colegiordano.com

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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.

And read some press on the zine from Vice and Creators Project here.

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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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