Very excited to have some photos of Takahiro Morita in the Japan Issue of France’s Fise Up Magazine. The beautifully written article by Aymeric Nocus includes a few photos we’ve shot togeher throughout the years and an outtake from my zine Sakura that has never been shown before (the last photo in this post), and some great photos from other photographers as well. It’s available in print in France now, and online here NOW!
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.
Takhiro Morita has been a major force in the Japanese skate scene for over two decades. But it was only about 2 years ago that I met him at the New York premier of French skate company Magenta‘s video: Soleil Levant. The video itself was awesome, but I found Morita’s part in it to be truly inspiring. Not only did he skate with alluring style and amazingly creative tricks, his part was inter-spliced with crazy and cool artistic visuals of brains and weird wavelengths, all cut together at a dizzying speed that matched his skating. After the video was over, I decided I had to introduce myself.
We spent the rest of the night hanging out with the Magenta crew and other skaters from New York, and went skating the next day to try and get some photos. Those photos eventually ran in the Japanese publication VHS, and then later in the March 2015 issue of Transworld Skate Japan.
This summer, Morita made it back to New York. We spent a full week skating every day and I’m happy to say that the photos we got that week are now part of Morita’s bi-lingual cover story in the current issue of TWSJ. They make up part of Morita’s “Love From Far East” – a story about his skating and how it has enabled him to travel around the world for over 25 years.
Accompanying the issue is a DVD that highlights Morita’s skate career. The cover of it is a photo I took of Morita during a rainy midnight venture to Times Square.
Check it out below. For more photos, head to colegiordano.com.
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Spread from TWSJ March 2015.